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E-M:/ Comment on what the Public Should Know about Env. Character of Electric Generation



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Enviro-Mich -- FYI --AW


                            MPSC PRESS RELEASE
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COMMISSIONERS                                                 CONTACTS
Laura Chappelle, Chairman                                 Dorothy Wideman
David A. Svanda                                           Mary Jo Kunkle
Robert B. Nelson                                              517.241.6160


     LANSING, June 5.  The Michigan Public Service Commission today
announced that it is seeking comments by July 13, 2001 on the Commission's
proposed standards for the disclosure of information by electric service
providers to their customers as well as the Commission's proposal by which
electric service providers must inform their customers about the
environmental characteristics of their electricity products.  Reply comments
to both
proposals are due by July 27, 2001.  All comments must be submitted in
either paper or
electronic version.  Comments in written or electronic format should
reference Case No. U-12487.  Comments should be submitted in written form
to:

                 Michigan Public Service Commission
                 Executive Secretary
                 P.O. Box 30221
                 Lansing, Michigan 48909

     Electronic copies should be submitted in the portable document format
(PDF), with requirements for filing these documents available in the
Commission's Electronic Filings Users Manual at:

         http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/efile.usersmanual.pdf

     On June 19, 2000, the Commission commenced this proceeding to
implement two provisions of Public Act 141 of 2000, the "Customer Choice and
Electricity Reliability Act."  Section 10r(1) requires the Commission to
establish minimum standards for the form and content of all disclosures,
explanations,
and sales information disseminated by a person selling electric services to
the general public to ensure that customers are provided with adequate,
accurate, and understandable information to enable them to make informed
purchasing
decisions.  Section 10r(3) requires the Commission to adopt a standardized
format by which electric suppliers must disclose information about the
environmental characteristics of their electricity products.

     Interested parties may contact Commission staff at 800.292.9555 for
more information.

     The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Consumer and Industry
Services.




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