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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an Account Number?
What are subscription types and how are they used?
What delivery method is best?
How do I find a proceeding number?
What is a Time Frame subscription?
What are Industries and how are they used?
What is a document group?
What is a document type?
What are some naming tips for Subscription Name?
How do I delete a subscription?
When do digest emails get sent?
How do I update my e-mail address?
How can I suspend or cancel delivery?

Creating An Account

What is an Account Number?
An account number is used to authenticate that you are the person who should be making adjustments to your subscriptions. The account number never changes even if you change your e-mail address in the system. You must use your current e-mail address and account number to authenticate your identity to the system when you want to manage your account or create a new subscription.

Creating A Subscription

What are subscription types and how are they used?
There are three types of subscriptions that the CPUC allows users to create.

Specific Proceeding will allow you to create a subscription for one specific proceeding. You will be able to enter the proceeding number you wish to subscribe to.

Documents and/or Industries will allow you to create very flexible subscriptions that are filtered by industry and/or document type. For instance you can subscribe to all documents created for the Energy industry or you can subscribe to agendas for all industries.

Time Frame subscriptions allow will allow you subscribe to a digest of documents published for a specific period. You can subscribe to all documents published in the last 24 hours, or the last 7 days.

How do I find a proceeding number?
To find a proceeding number, select the "proceeding list on the CPUC web site" link. Use this interface to search for Proceeding numbers by Month and Year.

What is a Time Frame subscription?
Time Frame subscriptions allow you to create a subscription to receive all published documents for a given period, currently the CPUC offers two time-frame subscriptions:

  • Daily: Receive all documents published in the Last 24 hours at the end of each business day.
  • Weekly: Receive all documents published in the last 7 days at the end of each business week.

What delivery method is best?
Daily or immediate? The best subscription for you will depend on your needs and the volume of activity you expect under the criteria of the subscriptions you request. Daily delivery will minimize email traffic related to your subscriptions but you will not receive immediate notification of every published document. Immediate delivery provides more real time notification but also more email to manage.

What are Industries and how are they used?
The CPUC regulates several different types of industries within the State of California. You can choose to filter the documents you receive by industry. For instance, if you are interested in receiving documents that only relate to the Telecommunications industry, you can choose to filter your document selection for just that specific industry.

What is a document group?
A document group is a way of filtering document types so it is easier to select which documents to which you would like to subscribe. The document groups are built to make it easier to subscribe to related types of documents that people commonly search for on the Commission's web site. When you select a document group on the subscription page, the left column will be populated by a list of all the document types that make up the document group. For a list of which document types appear in each document group, see the Document Group List.

What is a document type?
When documents are filed electronically with the Commission or published to the web site they are designated as a particular document type. For an explanation of the document types, see the Document Types List.

What are some naming tips for Subscription Name?
Enter your own personal name for this subscription that will allow you to remember what this subscription covers at a first glance. For example, if you create a subscription for all documents in the Transportation industry, and choose to receive that subscription in a daily digest, you may want to name it, "All Transportation - Daily."

When creating a subscription for a specific proceeding, it is helpful to include the proceeding number in the Subscription Name. For example: "A1022039 (Daily Digest)"

Managing Your Account

On the Manage Account page, you can manage the settings for your subscription account including:

How do I delete a subscription?
To delete a subscription, go to the Manage Account page. Search for the subscription you want to delete, and check the box next to the subscription. Then click the DELETE button. If you want to delete all of your subscriptions, click the SELECT ALL button before clicking the DELETE button.

Subscription Delivery

When do digest emails get sent?
Daily digests are sent at 4:50 p.m. each business day. Weekly digests are sent every Friday at 4:50 p.m.

How do I update my e-mail address?
From the Manage Email page, you can change the address to which subscriptions are delivered.

**NOTE: this also changes the e-mail used to authenticate you to the system. However, your account number will always remain the same.

How can I suspend or cancel delivery?
If you want to suspend or cancel delivery of e-mails to your mailbox, without deleting your subscriptions, click the SUSPEND ACCOUNT button on the Manage Account Page. This will suspend your account, but keep all of your settings so that you can reactivate your account at a later time.

Document Group Documents

Below is a list of document groups and their associated documents.

Document Group Document Type
Complaint Related Documents Answer
Amended Complaint
Appeal
Complaint
Instruction to Answer
Calendar and Notices Daily Calendar
Notice
Final Decisions, Resolutions, Rules and Orders Final Decision
Final Resolution
General Order
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Initiating Documents Amended Application
Amended Complaint
Application
Commission Investigation
Commission Rulemaking
Comlaint
Petition to Adopt, Amend or Repeal
Proposed Decisions Agenda Decision
Alternate
Comment Decision
Presiding Officer's Decision
Proposed Decision
Resolutions Agenda Resolution
ALJ Resolution
Comment Resolution
Resolution ALJ-176 Categorization
Rulings Ruling
Scoping Ruling

Document Types List

Below is a list of all the documents that are published by the CPUC and a definition of each document type.

Document name

Definition

ALJ RESOLUTION

Resolution of the Commission modifying category or need for hearings for a proceeding.

ALTERNATE

A substantive revision by a Commissioner or Administrative Law Judge to a proposed decision not prepared by that Commissioner or ALJ.

AMENDED APPLICATION

Amended Application or amendment to application – a pleading that replaces and supersedes in whole or in part a previously filed application.

AMENDED COMPLAINT

Amended Complaint or amendment to complaint – a pleading that replaces and supersedes in whole or in part a previously filed complaint

AMENDMENT

Formal document modifying a previously filed document, or supplementing a previously filed document at the request of the Administrative Law Judge.

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

Answer to a formally filed complaint or amended complaint.

APPEAL

Appeal of the Presiding Officer’s decision.

APPEAL CATEGORIZATION

Appeal of a ruling on category (“Scoping Ruling”) or appeal of a categorization of the proceeding in Instructions to Answer, Order to Show Cause or in an Order Instituting Investigation.

APPLICATION

Initial request commencing a new formal proceeding.

ARBITRATORS AGREEMENT

Agreement filed by arbitrating parties in an arbitration proceeding.

ARBITRATOR REPORT

Report filed by the Commission Arbitrator in arbitration proceeding.

BRIEF

Document that is formally filed by parties as directed by the assigned judge or commissioner. Reply Briefs must be filed under the BRIEF.

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

Certificate of Service should not generally be a stand alone document, but rather be integrated into the filed document.

COMMENTS

Document that is formally filed by parties as directed by the assigned Administrative Law Judge, Commissioner or Chief Administrative law Judge or the Rules of Practice and Procedure. Reply Comments are filed under COMMENTS.

COMPLAINT

The initial pleading commencing a new complaint proceeding.

EX PARTE

Report of an ex parte communication.

INSTRUCTIONS TO ANSWER

Docket Office Instructions sent to Defendant in a Complaint.

INVESTIGATION

Investigation instituted by the Commission Order Instituting Investigation

LAW AND MOTION

Motions in discovery disputes (to compel discovery; to file materials under seal; for protective order, etc.)

MISCELLANEOUS FILING

Document that does not fit into a document type in the list.

MOTION

Request for the Commission or the Administrative Law Judge to take a specific action in a proceeding before the Commission. Includes Motion for Party Status, Request to Set Aside Submission, but NOT Reassignment.

MOTION FOR REASSIGNMENT

Request for the Commission or the Chief Administrative Law Judge to Reassign the proceeding to another Administrative Law Judge.

NOTICE

Any notice of fact related to the proceeding that does not constitute a notice of intent to file a new general rate application or of ex parte communication. Includes Notice of Intent to Claim Compensation.

PETITION FOR MODIFICATION

Request to the Commission to make changes in the text of an issued decision.

PETITION TO ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL A REGULATION

Initial pleading commencing a new proceeding under Public Utilities Code Section 1708.5.

PRESIDING OFFICER’S DECISION

Proposed Decision of the Presiding Officer in an adjudicatory proceeding.

PROPONENT’S ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT The environmental assessment prepared by the applicant of a project as required under Rule 2.4.

PROPOSED DECISION

A decision to be voted on by the Commission, prepared by the Assigned Commissioner or Administrative Law Judge, that is issued for comment.

PROTEST

Opposition to a new application.

REHEARING REQUEST

Application for rehearing of the Commission decision.

REPLY

Reply of the moving party to the Response(s) to a previously filed motion; Reply of an applicant to a protest to a new application.

REQUEST

Request for Intervenor Compensation.

RESOLUTION ALJ-176 CATEGORIZATION

Resolution of the Commission ratifying preliminary determinations of category for proceedings.

RESPONSE

Response to a previously filed document.

REPORT

Informational report formally filed pursuant to a Commission decision or the request of an Administrative Law Judge or Commissioner.

RULEMAKING

Rulemaking proceeding instituted by the Commission Order Instituting Rulemaking.

RULING

Written order issued by an Administrative Law Judge or/and Commissioner.

SCOPING RULING

Ruling on the scoping memo for the proceeding.

STATEMENT

Factual statement formally filed pursuant to the request of the Administrative Law Judge or/and Commissioner.

STIPULATION

Formally filed agreement between some or all of the parties to a Commission proceeding on the resolution of any issue of law or fact material to the proceeding.

TRANSCRIPT

Formal hearing transcript by the Commission reporter.

WITHDRAWAL

Withdrawal of the previously filed document.

 

 

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