policy & advocacy

About Policy & Advocacy

NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government and the Independent Federal agencies. NARUC provides Members of Congress and their staff with:

  • Association's position on issues being debated in the House or Senate
  • Witnesses to testify before Congressional Committees
  • Policy briefings to update and educate Senate and House staff.

Additionally, NARUC files briefs and pleadings before the U.S. Supreme Court and other Federal courts in support of State utility commission interests. NARUC also provides the Executive Branch with policy proposals and works with the Departments on the formulation of regulatory policies. NARUC works closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner (NRC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to ensure the State perspective is considered in their proceedings.

 

Latest Work Products

Final Resolutions Passed at the NARUC Winter 2017 Committee Meetings

Letter to House and Senate Leadership Encouraging Congress to Take Action to Stop Implementation of the Final Rule on Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

NARUC vs FCC on the Lifeline Order

NARUC et al. Response to Order to Show Cause to Stay Pending Litigation to Preserve Judicial Economy and the Efficient Resolution of Cases

NARUC Ex Parte Seeking Clarification of Process to correct Carrier Submitted Data

NARUC Nomination of Brise to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Case no. 15-1461 Reply Brief of State and Local Petitioners Inmate Calling

NARUC Protest at FERC Against Challenge to VT PURPA Rules (EL17-16)

NARUC Ex Parte to FCC on Lifeline Waivers

Final Resolutions Passed at the 128th NARUC Annual Meeting

NARUC Comments to FERC on PURPA (AD16-16)

Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (AD16-16-000)

15-4161 et al, Gobal Tel*Link, et al, vs. FCC (Appeal of the FCC’s preemptive Inmate Calling Order) Reply Brief of State and Local Petitioners

NARUC Opposition To FCC Motion to Hold the Case In Abeyance

NARUC Intervention to Oppose Request to Preempt MD PSC Community Solar Net Metering

NARUC Notice of Written Ex Parte from the State Members of the FCC’s Federal State Joint Conference on Advanced Services on State Broadband Policy with Survey Attached

Letter to Senate leadership urging Congress to Prioritize Investment in Water Infrastructure on the September 15, 2016 Observance of “Imagine a Day Without Water”

Letter to House leadership urging Congress to prioritize investment in water infrastructure on the September 15, 2016 observance of “Imagine a Day Without Water”

NARUC et al Petition for Stay of Inmate Calling Reconsideration Order

Joint Reply Comments of the Western Coal Traffic League, American Public Power Association, Edison Electric Institute, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Freight Rail Customer Alliance

NARUC Letter Request for Withdrawal of the Current Rule Defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) or for Both the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Propose a Supplemental Rule

Joint NARUC- Coal Shipper Reply Comments in STB EP733 Expediting Railroad Rate Cases

NARUC Amicus Brief in Support of California PUC’s Use of Broadband Data

Letter urging  Congress take action to prevent implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ final rule redefining the “Waters of the United States”

NARUC Comments to CFTC regarding RTO-ISO Order Proposed Amendment

State/NARUC Opposition to FCC Motion to hold inmate calling appeal in abeyance

NARUC Comment Letter in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines Rulemaking (PHMSA-2011-0023)

Testimony: The Honorable Travis Kavulla, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Joint Reply Comments of the Western Coal Traffic League, American Public Power Association, National Association ff Regulatory Utility Commissioners, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Freight Rail Customer Alliance to the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NARUC Reply Brief, Petitions for Review of an Order of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

State and Local Government Petitioners Petition for Review of Final Agency Action of the FCC

NARUC Petition for Review of Lifeline

Joint Comments of NARUC et al to the supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NARUC Letter to FERC Regarding Panelists for Competitive Transmission Technical Conference

Letter to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee calling for bipartisan consensus on FCC process reform legislation

NARUC Extension Request Letter to Comment on PHMSA Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0023, Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines

Petitioner Brief Combined with Statutory Addendum for VoIP Access to Numbers

Letter to the FCC in the Matter of Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization

Testimony: Commissioner Saari on "Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Legislation"

NARUC Letter to the Senate Opposing King-Reid Amendment #3120