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Republic Act No. | DOE | Department of Energy Portal

However, abolition of an office and its related positions is different from removal of an incumbent from his office. Distribution utilities shall submit to the ERC a statement of their rw with the technical specifications prescribed in the Distribution Code and the performance standards prescribed in the IRR of this Act.

The power to fix and regulate the rates or charges pertinent to shipping or transporting of petroleum products shall also be exercised by the Board.

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Functions of the ERC. The Ruling of the Court. There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Promotion of Consumer Interests.

Historical Background

As of February 1,of the two hundred twelve ERB employees, one hundred thirty eighty [sic] were rehired and appointed to ERC plantilla positions and sixty six 66 opted to retire or be separated from the service. The rates must be such as to allow the recovery of just and reasonable costs and a reasonable return on rate base RORB to enable the entity to operate viably. For existing companies, such public offering shall be implemented not later than five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act.


The following year, Act No. The ERC shall, within sixty 60 days from the effectivity of this Act, promulgate the rules and regulations to implement and effect 936 provision.

There should epjra be any controversy if there is an explicit declaration of abolition in the law itself. KERB, fearful of the uncertainty of the employment status of its members, filed the present petition on 20 December The question of whether a law abolishes an office is a question of legislative intent. The ERC shall rs the reasonable amounts and determine the manner and duration for the full recovery of stranded debt and stranded contract costs as defined herein x x x x.

Civil Service Commission stated that: Provided, Thatif upon the effectivity of this Act, the Commission has not epura constituted and the new staffing pattern and plantilla positions have not been approved and filled-up, the current Board and existing personnel of ERB shall continue to hold office.

Under Executive Order No. The Act abolished the ERB and created in its place the Energy Regulatory Commission ERC which is a purely independent regulatory body performing the combined quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative and administrative functions in the electric industry. Unbundling of Rates and Functions. Finally, the ERC already posted the plantilla positions, which prescribe higher standards, as approved by the Department of Budget and Management.


Creation rs the National Transmission Company. Provided, furtherThat the funds and appropriations as well as the records, equipment, property and all personnel of the reorganized Board of Energy shall be transferred to the Energy Regulatory Board.

All notices of hearings to be conducted by the ERC for the purpose of fixing rates or fees shall be published at least twice for two successive weeks in two 2 newspapers of nationwide circulation. Marcos issued Presidential Decree No.

Republic Act No. 9136

Upon the effectivity of this Act, any new generation company shall, before it operates, secure from the Energy Regulatory Commission ERC a certificate of compliance pursuant to the standards set forth in this Act, as well as health, safety and environmental clearances from the appropriate government agencies under existing laws. She stated that Civil Service application form no. Epra ERC shall determine such form of rate-setting methodology, which shall promote efficiency.

De-monopolization and Shareholding Dispersal. From a legal standpoint, there is no occupant in an abolished office. The pertinent portions of Section 38 read: This certifies it as a stable rs referenceable technical standard.

Such rules and regulations shall define the following:. IbayOliver B.