8. Please cite the specific promulgation authority for the rules (i.e. department director,
commission, board, etc.).
Public Service Commission
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).
MCL 460.10p, 460.557, 460.55, 460.4, 460.6, 16.109, and 16.331.
B. Are the rules mandated by any applicable constitutional or statutory provision? If so, please
There is no constitutional or statutory mandate for the rules. However, the aforementioned statutes
provide the Commission with general authority to promulgate rules for the conduct of its business
and the proper discharge of its functions.
9. Please describe the extent to which the rules conflict with or duplicate similar rules,
compliance requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.
The Commission is not aware of any conflict with or duplication of state and federal regulations.
10. Is the subject matter of the rules currently contained in any guideline, handbook, manual,
instructional bulletin, form with instructions, or operational memoranda?
No, however the rules adopt by reference certain national engineering and technical standards.
11. Are the rules listed on the department’s annual regulatory plan as rules to be processed
for the current year?
Yes, the Service Quality and Reliability Standards for Electric Distribution Systems are on
LARA’s annual regulatory plan as a rule to be processed this year.
12. Will the proposed rules be promulgated under Section 44 of the Administrative Procedures
Act, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.244, or under the full rulemaking process?
13. Please describe the extent to which the rules exceed similar regulations, compliance
requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.
The Commission is not aware of any rules exceeding similar regulations, requirements, or
standards at the state, regional, or federal levels.
14. Do the rules incorporate the recommendations received from the public regarding any
complaints or comments regarding the rules? If yes, please explain.
Yes the Commission has worked for the last year consulting with industry and interest groups in
workshops to develop the rules and is addressing the concerns of the August 20, 2021 letter from
the Governor to the Commission.
15. If amending an existing rule set, please provide the date of the last evaluation of the rules
and the degree, if any, to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed
the regulatory activity covered by the rules since the last evaluation.
This ruleset was created in 2004 and has not been updated since. Technology, changing climates,
and economic conditions have advanced and influence the industry, and the customers over the
last 17 years requiring updates to the standards of acceptable service quality.
16. Are there any changes or developments since implementation that demonstrate there is no
continued need for the rules, or any portion of the rules?
No, the changes have shown a greater need for these rules.
17. Is there an applicable decision record (as defined in MCL 24.203(6) and required by MCL
24.239(2))? If so, please attach the decision record.