Public Comments Frequently Asked Questions
How can I submit a public comment?
There are three ways to submit a public comment:
Note: Utility rate and siting public comment periods have a specific end date prior to the evidentiary hearing. Be sure to submit your comment before the end of the comment period to ensure it is included in the official case record. Public comment periods for proposed rules and regulations generally end at the conclusion of the public hearing.
What information is required?
When deciding a utility rate or siting case, input from citizens affected by the decision is valued by the Commission. Therefore, commenters are asked for their name and city of residence as well as how long they have been a customer of the utility. Any additional information provided is optional.
When submitting your comment, please be mindful that all information submitted will be accessible on the KCC website for public viewing.
What happens when a comment is received?
Comments are compiled at the end of the comment period for a utility rate or siting case and added to the case docket posted on the KCC website.
For rules and regulation proposals, public comments are made part of the record, considered by the Commission while the proposal is pending and maintained for a minimum of three years after the date of adoption.