On November 6, 2020, the CPUC issued Resolution M-4846, which was adopted at the November 5, 2020 CPUC business meeting. Resolution M-4846 provides an Enforcement Policy to promote maximum compliance with CPUC rules and requirements through the adoption and application of consistent enforcement practices and to develop a sufficient record ensuring regulated entities subject to an enforcement action receive due process. Resolution M-4846 also includes a Penalty Assessment Methodology which is used to determine the amount of a penalty for each violation. Resolution M-4846 applies to all entities regulated by the CPUC.
In carrying out CPUC mandates and requirements, staff may pursue different levels of enforcement action, outlined below. All enforcement actions shall be designed and implemented to ensure that timely action is taken to avoid or correct a violation and return to compliance.
Staff may propose, and the CPUC may assess, a penalty against a regulated entity within the statutory range authorized by the Public Utilities Act. Resolution M-4846 includes a Penalty Assessment Methodology setting forth the factors that staff and the CPUC must consider in determining the amount of a penalty for each violation. The factors include:
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