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California Energy Commission Proposing New Renewable Energy Program for Local Governments

California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission is proposing a new program that would provide local governments with planning and permitting assistance to help them evaluate and expedite renewable energy development in their jurisdictions.

The proposed Renewable Planning and Permitting Program (RP3), is expected to provide local governments assistance from state agencies with planning and permitting experience and expertise.

The first phase of RP3 is a proposed grants program targeted at assisting the local governments in the planning and permitting process for renewable energy facilities. The grants will be targeted to cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions.

Comments Wanted
Energy Commission staff are soliciting comments and feedback from stakeholders on the proposed design and content for this first phase - an effective grant program that will assist local jurisdictions in expediting planning and permitting for renewable energy development.

Written comments on the subject of this notice should be emailed by 5 p.m. on
February 15, 2011 to and, or hard copy mailed or delivered to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 02-REN-1038
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include the docket
number 02-REN-1038 and indicate RP3 Grant in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please include your name or organization's in the name of the file.

Those submitting attached comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to and
One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Please see the notice of "Request for Comments" for more details about the program. The notice is posted at the link below.

For more information:

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