Report 2012-118 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2012-118: California Public Utilities Commission: Despite Administrative Weaknesses, It Has Generally Awarded Compensation to Intervenors in Accordance With State Law (Release Date: July 2013)

Recommendation #7 To: Public Utilities Commission

To ensure that the commission complies with state law and does not inappropriately compensate intervenors, it should complete its effort to develop procedures for staff to routinely check whether an intervenor that represents the interests of small commercial customers who receive bundled electric service from an electrical corporation may have a conflict of interest arising from prior representation before the commission.

60-Day Agency Response

The ALJ Division has documented and implemented procedures for verifying that intervenors do not have conflicts (attached). The ALJ Division also revised the Intervenor Compensation Program Guide and Instructions, effective August 1, 2013, and the NOI/ruling template for information on conflicts (See pages 8 and 15 of Intervenor Compensation Program Guide and Instructions - submitted to

  • Completion Date: August 2013
  • Response Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2012-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.