69-3-1205. Public comment. (1) The commission shall conduct a public meeting for the purpose of receiving comment on a plan. The commission or the department of public service regulation may comment on the plan. A comment by the commission or the department may not be construed as preapproval by the commission of rate treatment for any proposed resource.
(2) The department of environmental quality:
(a) shall review a plan and comment on the need for new resources, the alternatives evaluated to meet the need, the environmental implications of the resource choices, and other related issues that it considers important. The department shall coordinate and deliver all comments from other executive branch agencies.
(b) may use a plan in the development of studies for a specific energy facility for which an application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need is submitted under Title 75, chapter 20.
(3) The consumer counsel shall review and may comment on a plan.
History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 157, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 174, Ch. 418, L. 1995.