Subject 187-1-2 PROCEDURES
The following words and terms, as used in these rules, shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them:
|(a)||"Director" shall mean the Director of the Office of Energy Resources;|
|(b)||"Office" shall mean the Office of Energy Resources; and|
|(c)||"Person" shall mean any individual, partnership, or corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization.|
The Office was created by statute with the mandate of carrying out the public policy of ensuring energy conservation and efficiency, the wise management and development of the State's traditional energy resources, and the development and commercialization of renewable and alternate energy resources for the purpose of providing an adequate energy supply, economic prosperity and a safe environment for all Georgians. In order to fulfill this mandate, the Office monitors the State's energy situation, and designs, develops and implements programs and activities in four major areas: energy conservation, renewable energy resources, fuels management, and impact assistance.
When, in the judgment of the Director, upon his own initiative or upon the petition of an interested person, it is deemed necessary to adopt rules in compliance with applicable Georgia statutes, the Director shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, the necessary rules. Actions undertaken in the preparation of rules for publication, including notices, opportunities for interested persons to present information, formatting and all other administrative actions incident to rulemaking shall be as prescribed by the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.
All administrative actions concerning contested cases, hearings, and decisions and orders including, but not limited to, notice, record, intervention and rules of evidence, shall be undertaken and carried out in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.
Any person who has exhausted all administrative remedies available within the Office under these rules, any who is aggrieved by a final order in a contested case is entitled to judicial review in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.
Any person desiring information about the activities of the Office or about specific rulemakings or other actions under the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act may contact the Office at the above address. Current information shall be provided and appropriate mailing lists maintained for timely provision of future information concerning administrative actions, programs, and other matters.