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
PL20-7-000 
(05/21/2020)
  Waiver of Tariff Requirements and Petitions or Complaints for Remedial Relief
PL19-4-000 
(05/21/2020)
  Inquiry Regarding the Commission’s Policy for Determining Return on Equity | News Release

PL20-1-000

(10/17/2019)

  Revision to Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings | Errata Notice

PL19-2-000

(11/15/18)

  Policy Statement on Accounting and Ratemaking Treatment of Accumulated Deferred Income Taxes and Treatment Following the Sale or Retirement of an Asset

PL18-1-000

(04/19/18)

  Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities (Notice of Inquiry)

PL17-3-000

(10/19/17)

  Policy Statement on Establishing License Terms for Hydroelectric Projects

PL17-2-000

(01/19/17)

  Utilization of Electric Storage Resources for Multiple Services When Receiving Cost Based Rate Recovery

PL17-1-000

(12/15/16)

PL17-1-000

(03/15/18)

Inquiry Regarding the Commission’s Policy for Recovery of Income Tax Costs (Notice of Inquiry)

PL15-3-000

(05/19/16)

  Policy Statement on Hold Harmless Commitments 

PL15-1-000

(04/16/15)

PL15-1-001

(07/16/15)

Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities (Final Policy Statement)

PL15-3-000

(01/22/15)

  Policy Statement on Hold Harmless Commitments (Proposed Policy Statement)

PL15-1-000

(11/20/14)

  Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities (Proposed Policy Statement)

PL14-1-000

(07/17/14)

  Payment of Dividends from Funds Included in Capital Accounts (Final Policy Statement)

PL14-1-000

(02/20/14)

  Payment of Dividends from Funds Included in Capital Accounts (Proposed Policy Statement)

AD12-9-000

AD11-11-000

(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

(11/15/12)

  Promoting Transmission Investment Through Pricing Reform

AD12-9-000

AD11-11-000

(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

(05/17/12)

  Policy Statement on The Commission’s Role Regarding The Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

PL10-4-000

(09/17/10)

  Revised Policy Statement On Penalty Guidelines

PL10-4-000

(03/18/10)

  Policy Statement On Penalty Guidelines

PL10-1-000

(12/17/09)

  Policy Statement On Disclosure Of Exculpatory Materials

PL09-4-000

(07/16/09)

  Smart Grid Policy Statement

PL09-2-000

(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

(10/16/08)

  Compliance with Statutes, Regulations, and Orders

PL08-3-000

(05/15/08)

  Revised Policy Statement on Enforcement

PL07-2-000

(04/17/08)

  Composition of Proxy Groups for Determining and Oil Pipeline Return on Equity

PL08-1-000

(11/30/07)

  FERC Hydrokinetic Energy Project Policy Statement

PL07-1-000

(07/19/07)

PL07-1-001

(02/21/08)

Section 203 Supplemental Policy Statement

PL07-2-000

(07/19/07)

  Proposed Policy statement on composition of Proxy Groups for determining gas and oil pipeline return on equity

PL06-5-000

(09/21/07)

  Policy Statement on Hydropower Licensing Settlements

PL04-3-000

(06/15/07)

  Policy statement on Provisions Governing Natural Gas Quality and Interchangeability in Interstate Natural gas Pipeline Company Tariffs

PL06-1-000

(10/20/07)

  Policy Statement on Enforcement

PL05-13-000

(09/26/05)

  Policy Statement Regarding Consolidated Record in Natural Gas Proceedings 

PL03-3-006

AD03-7-006

(07/06/05)

  Order Further Clarifying Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices

PL05-11-000

(06/27/05)

  Policy Statement Regarding Evaluation of Independent Ownership and Operation of Transmission

PL05-8-000

(06/16/05)

  Policy Statement on Creditworthiness for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Order Withdrawing Rulemaking Proceeding

PL05-1-000

(05/27/05)

  Policy Statement on Market Monitoring Units

PL05-5-000

(05/04/05)

  Policy Statement on Income Tax Allowances

PL05-3-000

(11/19/04)

  Policy Statement on Credit-Related Issues for Electric OATT Transmission Providers, ISOs & RTOs

PL04-5-000

(04/19/04)

  Policy Statement on Matters Related to Bulk Power System Reliability

PL03-3-000

(07/24/03)

PL03-3-001

(12/12/03)

Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices

PL03-4-000

(07/23/03)

  Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings

PL03-1-000

(01/15/03)

  Proposed Pricing Policy for Efficient Operation and Expansion of Transmission Grid

PL02-5-000

(12/20/02)

  Statement of Administrative Policy on Separation of Functions

PL02-7-000

(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

(04/30/02)

  Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Disseminated Information

PL99-3-000

(09/15/99)

PL99-3-002

(07/28/00)

PL99-3-001

(02/09/00)

Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities

RM96-6-000

(12/18/96)

  Policy Statement Establishing Factors the Commission Will Consider in Evaluating Whether A Proposed Merger is Consistent With the Public Interest

This page was last updated on June 17, 2020