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Action Taken by the Commission

[45 Pa.B. 7350]
[Saturday, December 26, 2015]

 The Independent Regulatory Review Commission met publicly at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 10, 2015, and announced the following:

Regulation Deemed Approved Pursuant to Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act—Effective December 9, 2015:

 Environmental Quality Board #7-493: Security Rule for Radioactive Material (amends Chapter 215)

Action Taken—Regulations Approved:

 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board #54-69: Discount Pricing Practices (amends 40 Pa. Code Sections 1.1 and 13.102)

 State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers #16A-7020: Biennial License Fee for Licensed Appraiser Trainees (amends 49 Pa. Code Section 36.6)

 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission #57-297: Recovery of Fuel Costs by Gas Utilities (amends 52 Pa. Code Chapter 53)

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Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
December 10, 2015

Commissioners Voting: John F. Mizner, Esq., Chairperson; George D. Bedwick, Vice Chairperson; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board—
Discount Pricing Practices
Regulation No. 54-69 (#3094)

 On April 21, 2015, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Board). This rulemaking amends 40 Pa. Code Sections 1.1 and 13.102. The proposed regulation was published in the May 23, 2015 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day public comment period. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on October 14, 2015.

 This rulemaking conforms the Board's regulation to amendments made to the Liquor Code by Acts 11 and 113 of 2011 (47 P. S. §§ 4-406(g) and 4-442(g)), that allow a licensee to have happy hours of up to four hours of discounted drinks in one day, but no more than 14 hours in a week.

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Board (47 P. S. § 2-207(i)) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.

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Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
December 10, 2015

Commissioners Voting: John F. Mizner, Esq., Chairperson; George D. Bedwick, Vice Chairperson; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers—
Biennial License Fee for Licensed Appraiser Trainees
Regulation No. 16A-7020 (#3025)

 On September 20, 2013, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (Board). This rulemaking amends 49 Pa. Code Section 36.6. The proposed regulation was published in the October 5, 2013 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day public comment period. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on October 29, 2015.

 This regulation establishes a $150 biennial renewal fee for licensed appraiser trainees.

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Board (63 P. S. § 457.9) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.

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Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
December 10, 2015

Commissioners Voting: John F. Mizner, Esq., Chairperson; George D. Bedwick, Vice Chairperon; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—
Recovery of Fuel Costs by Gas Utilities
Regulation No. 57-297 (#3038)

 On October 17, 2013, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). This rulemaking amends 52 Pa. Code Chapter 53. The proposed regulation was published in the November 2, 2013 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 45-day public comment period. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on November 9, 2015.

 This regulation consolidates the classifications of small gas utilities, and amends their Gas Cost Rate calculations and filing requirements.

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the PUC (66 Pa.C.S. §§ 501, 504, 523, 1301, 1307, and 1501) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.

JOHN F. MIZNER, Esq., 
Chairperson

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2289. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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