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29 Util. Sec. Newsl.: Periodic Rep. Members Sec. Pub. Util. L. A.B.A. 1 (1988-1989)

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A Periodic Report to the Members of the Section of Public Utility Law of the American Bar A s~criation

Volume 29, Number I
October 1988

Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
* ABA House of Delegates acts on
ALJ corps, Intra-agency
communications, Administrative
Law Section
CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT
* Words of welcome from the new
Section Chairman
CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
* Electric utilities, Denver 1989
* Law study project, Hawaii 1989
* Transcripts from 1988 Annual
Meeting in Toronto
COMMITTEES
* A complete roster of Committees,
Chairmen, and Vice-Chairmen, for
the year 1988-89.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
* Section members may obtain
copies of reports of industry and
legal developments issued by
Section Committees.
ELECTRIC REGULATION
* Avoided costs
* Competitive bidding
* Decommissioning rules
* Nuclear Liability Insurance
* Supreme Court decisions
GAS REGULATION
* Bypass pipelines, state jurisdiction
* Marketing affiliates
* Take-or-pay retail passthrough
LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES
* Roster for 1988-89.
OFFICERS
0 Roster for 1988-89.
EDITOR: Bruce W, Radford
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Ph: 703-243-7000.

Members Invited to
Hawaii For Project
To Assist Judges
Next August, at the 1989 Annual
Meeting in Hawaii, the Section of
Public Utility Law will participate in
a project designed to assist the jus-
tices and judges of the Supreme
Court, the United States Courts of
Appeals, and the State Courts, in de-
ciding cases involving the electric,
natural gas, and telecommunications
industries.
Please turn to the Chairman'
Statement, on page 2, in which our
incoming Chairman, R. Gordon
Gooch spells out the details of the
project, and how all Section Mem-
bers may participate in the program
in Hawaii.
Toronto Meeting
Transcripts Available
Soon
Transcripts will be available
soon of programs presented by the
Section of Public Utility Law at at
the 1988 Annual Meeting in Toronto.
The programs include discussions of
public utility bankruptcy, recent de-
velopments under the AT&T Consent
Decree, and the showcase program
on energy trading between the
United States and Canada under the
new Free Trade Agreement.
To reserve your copy, please
send your request in writing to Deb-
orah McEwen, Liaison, Section of
Public Utility Law, American Bar As-
sociation, 750 North Lake Shore
Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Prices
and format (casette tapes or pho-
tocopies) will be determined in the
next several weeks.

Conference On
Electric Regulation:
Denver, March '89
The Second Annual Conference
on Electricity Law and Regulation
will be held in Denver, Colorado, at
the Brown Palace and Denver Inn, on
Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and
14, 1989. The conference will pres-
ent different perspectives on many
topics, including power supply op-
tions in the 1990's, federal-state juris-
dictional tensions, electric utility re-
structuring, and PUHCA reform. The
Conference will feature speakers
who are state and federal regulators
and who represent investor-owned
utilities, public power entities, indus-
trials, Independent power producers
(IPPs), and consumers.
The conference will also cover
legal and regulatory issues in imple-
menting state bidding schemes un-
der PURPA and in qualifying IPPs at
FERC; emerging antitrust issues; new
developments in State rate making
and in FERC regulation of wholesale
requirements service; transmission
certification, pricing and access; and,
possibly, new legal developments af-
fecting prudence review and plant
abandonment.
(coned, page 8)
Committee Reports
Available to Section
Members
Copies will soon be available of
the formal reports issued in October
1988 by the various committees of
the Section of Public Utility Law.
(coned, page 8)

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