Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission
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45 Compliance by Rimfire The Commission did not require a compliance audit for the portion of the 2014-15 year it held a retail licence. Chapter 7: Stakeholder Consultation The Commission is committed to a collaborative and cooperative approach to regulation. The Commission will consult with interested parties and stakeholders to promote transparency and accountability in its decision-making process and exercising its regulatory functions under the Utilities Commission Act, Electricity Reform Act, Electricity Networks (Third Party Access) Act, Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act and associated legislation. More specifically, the Commission may make codes and rules for regulated industries. As part of this process, the Commission is required to: consult with the Minister and representative bodies and participants in the regulated industry; give notice of the making, variation, or revocation of a rule or code to the Minister and to each licensed entity to which the rule/code will apply; and ensure copies of the rule/code are made available for inspection by the public. The Commission will consult if it is deemed necessary, desirable or convenient, to carry out any of its functions. This includes any inquiry and matter referred to the Commission by the Minister (consistent with the relevant terms of reference) under the Utilities Commission Act. During 2014-15, the Commission consulted on a number of matters including applications for new licenses, variations to existing licenses and proposed amendments to the SCTC to introduce the I-NTEM. For a full list of the submissions received by the Commission over the year, refer to Appendix F.