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7620.0230 LOCAL ENERGY CONSERVATION BOARD.

Subpart 1.

Counties and cities.

Each county and each city of the first class shall create a local energy conservation board to hear requests for exemptions or exceptions to the measures listed in parts 7620.0510, 7620.0520, 7620.0530, subparts 1 and 4, 7620.0600, 7620.0610, and 7620.0640 to 7620.0730.

The governor may order additional local energy conservation boards to be established upon the department's determination that additional boards are necessary to ensure compliance with the timing provisions in part 7620.0330.

The appointment of additional local energy conservation boards and their conduct shall be governed by the procedures set forth in subpart 2 and parts 7620.0310 to 7620.0340.

Subp. 2.

Members.

The chair of the county board of commissioners shall appoint a five-member county local energy conservation board which includes two elected officials from the county or municipalities within the county, a health professional, the county fuel coordinator and a member of the public. If the county fuel coordinator is not able to sit on the local conservation board, an additional member shall be selected from the public. The county attorney shall advise the local energy conservation board.

For cities of the first class and other designated municipalities, the chair of the city council shall appoint a five-member municipal local energy conservation board which includes two elected city officials, the city fuel coordinator, a health professional, and a member of the public. If the city fuel coordinator is not able to sit on the local conservation board, an additional member shall be selected from the public. The city attorney shall advise the local energy conservation board.

Subp. 3.

Appointments.

Appointments to the local energy conservation board shall be made when an energy supply alert or energy supply emergency is declared. The appointer shall make reasonable efforts to avoid any conflict of interests in appointing the members of the local energy conservation board.

Subp. 4.

Quorum.

Three members shall constitute a quorum. The chair of the local energy conservation board shall be designated by the appointing authority.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216C.15

History:

L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007