Resolutions

February 17, 2016
Resolution Calling For Streamlined Access To Rights Of Way On Federal Lands To Accelerate Broadband Deployment
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., calls upon Congress, relevant federal agencies, the State, United States Territories, local and tribal governments, to simplify and streamline their processes for granting access to rights-of-way, pole attachments and easements on federal lands.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution Supporting EPA's WaterSense "Fix-a-Leak Week" in March 2016
the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., encourages its members to participate in EPA's "Fix-a-Leak Week? by utilizing any materials EPA provides and issuing an appropriate press release noting the EPA initiative and support for it.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution in Support of IP Technology Transitions Which Preserve the Fundamental Features of Legacy Services
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., urges the FCC to adopt specific criteria for the FCC to use in evaluating applications to discontinue retail telecommunications services that preserve fundamental features of legacy services such as connection quality, 9-1-1 and NG-911 access, competitive interconnection, interoperability, affordability, and services for those with disabilities, among other things.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution on FCC Process Reform
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., endorses the recommendations of the TeAM Task Force as set out in the appendix and urges Congress and/or the FCC to implement the recommended reforms.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution on Reform of Lifeline Program
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., urges the FCC to continue the State role in federal universal service required by federal law to any newly-reformed federal Lifeline ?Coordinated Enrollment/De-enrollment? process, such as the centralization of those functions with State or federal expert agencies, and thereby reducing waste, fraud and abuse.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution on Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., supports States and groups of States developing financial and other policies that encourage the cost-effective use of CO2 from power plants for EOR.
 
February 17, 2016
Resolution Supporting Advanced Electric Transmission Technology
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., encourages utility efforts to: 1) investigate and consider new advanced transmission technologies when replacing aged transmission infrastructure; 2) evaluate new transmission technologies to determine whether they can cost-effectively ensure the continued reliable delivery of electricity while providing greater capacity and enhanced efficiency; 3) consult with the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories to understand advancing transmission technologies; and 4) consider the ability of these technologies to reduce environmental and visual impacts to communities.
 
February 17, 2016
Honorary Resolution for Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman Emeritus Linda C. Taliaferro
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., extends to the family and friends of the Honorable Chairman Emeritus Linda C. Taliaferro its utmost gratitude and appreciation for her years of service to NARUC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
February 17, 2016
Resolution Honoring Alice Lippert
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., extends its sincere gratitude to Alice Lippert for her service to NARUC, to the U.S. Department of Energy, and to all Americans for her years of dedicated public service and offers its best wishes to Ms. Lippert in her future endeavors.
February 17, 2016
Resolution Honoring Katie Cummings
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., recognizes the impending retirement of Katie Cummings from the Commonwealth of Virginia Corporation Commission and the NARUC Telecommunications Staff Subcommittee.
February 17, 2016
Resolution Honoring Lawrence Brenner
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., and the Committee on Electricity thanks Larry Brenner for his years of dedication as a public servant and for his many contributions to NARUC.