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Periodically, the Commission issues Policy Statements to provide guidance and regulatory certainty regarding statutes, orders, rules, and regulations that the Commission administers. Policy Statements typically discuss the factors that the Commission will use to evaluate future proceedings. Policy Statements have been issued in many areas that fall within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Below is a list of recent significant policy statements:

Docket No. Clarification Orders Title
PL15-1-000 PDF
(11/20/14)
Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities (Proposed Policy Statement)
PL14-1-000 PDF
(07/17/14)
Payment of Dividends from Funds Included in Capital Accounts (Final Policy Statement)
PL14-1-000 PDF
(02/20/14)
Payment of Dividends from Funds Included in Capital Accounts (Proposed Policy Statement)
AD12-9-000 & AD11-11-000 PDF
(01/17/13)
Allocation of Capacity on New Merchant Transmission Projects and New Cost-Based, Participant-Funded Transmission Projects
&
Priority Rights To New Participant-Funded Transmission (Final Policy Statement)
RM11-26-000 PDF
(11/15/12)
Promoting Transmission Investment Through Pricing Reform
AD12-9-000 & AD11-11-000 PDF
(07/19/12)
Allocation of Capacity on New Merchant Transmission Projects and New Cost-Based, Participant-Funded Transmission Projects & Priority Rights To New Participant-Funded Transmission (Proposed Policy Statement)
PL12-1-000 PDF
(05/17/12)
Policy Statement on The Commission’s Role Regarding The Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
PL10-4-000 PDF
(09/17/10)
Revised Policy Statement On Penalty Guidelines
PL10-4-000 PDF
(03/18/10)
Policy Statement On Penalty Guidelines
PL10-1-000 PDF
(12/17/09)
Policy Statement On Disclosure Of Exculpatory Materials
PL09-4-000 PDF
(07/16/09)
Smart Grid Policy Statement
PL09-2-000 PDF
(11/20/08)
Material Changes in Facts that Require Notifications Under Commission Regulations Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005
PL09-1-000 PDF
(10/16/08)
  Compliance with Statutes, Regulations, and Orders
PL08-3-000 PDF
(05/15/08)
  Revised Policy Statement on Enforcement
PL07-2-000 PDF
(04/17/08)
  Composition of Proxy Groups for Determining and Oil Pipeline Return on Equity
PL08-1-000 PDF
(11/30/07)
  FERC Hydrokinetic Energy Project Policy Statement
PL07-1-000 PDF
(07/19/07)
PL07-1-001 PDF
(02/21/08)
Section 203 Supplemental Policy Statement
PL07-2-000 PDF
(07/19/07)
  Proposed Policy statement on composition of Proxy Groups for determining gas and oil pipeline return on equity
PL06-5-000 PDF
(09/21/07)
  Policy Statement on Hydropower Licensing Settlements
PL04-3-000 PDF
(06/15/07)
  Policy statement on Provisions Governing Natural Gas Quality and Interchangeability in Interstate Natural gas Pipeline Company Tariffs
PL06-1-000 PDF
(10/20/07)
  Policy Statement on Enforcement
PL05-13-000 PDF
(09/26/05)
  Policy Statement Regarding Consolidated Record in Natural Gas Proceedings 
PL03-3-006 and AD03-7-006 PDF
(07/06/05)
  Order Further Clarifying Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices
PL05-11-000 PDF
(06/27/05)
  Policy Statement Regarding Evaluation of Independent Ownership and Operation of Transmission
PL05-8-000 PDF
(06/16/05)
  Policy Statement on Creditworthiness for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Order Withdrawing Rulemaking Proceeding
PL05-1-000 PDF
(05/27/05)
  Policy Statement on Market Monitoring Units
PL05-5-000 PDF
(05/04/05)
  Policy Statement on Income Tax Allowances
PL05-3-000 PDF
(11/19/04)
  Policy Statement on Credit-Related Issues for Electric OATT Transmission Providers, ISOs & RTOs
PL04-5-000 PDF
(04/19/04)
  Policy Statement on Matters Related to Bulk Power System Reliability
PL03-3-000 PDF
(07/24/03)
PL03-3-001 PDF
(12/12/03)
Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices
PL03-4-000 PDF
(07/23/03)
  Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings
PL03-1-000 PDF
(01/15/03)
  Proposed Pricing Policy for Efficient Operation and Expansion of Transmission Grid
PL02-5-000 PDF
(12/20/02)
  Statement of Administrative Policy on Separation of Functions
PL02-7-000 PDF
(08/01/02)
  Proposed Standard of Review for Proposed Changes to Market-Based Rate Contracts for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy by Public Utilities
PL02-3-000 PDF
(04/30/02)
  Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Disseminated Information
PL99-3-000 PDF
(09/15/99)
PL99-3-002 PDF
(07/28/00)

PL99-3-001 PDF
(02/09/00)
Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities
RM96-6-000 PDF
(12/18/96)
  Policy Statement Establishing Factors the Commission Will Consider in Evaluating Whether A Proposed Merger is Consistent With the Public Interest




Updated: November 20, 2014