For Immediate Release | 3-20-19      
  Media Contact | Holly Ward      
  Direct | 602-542-3847      
  E-Mail | hward@azcc.gov      
         
 

Commissioners vote to reduce paperwork following the expansion of eFiling

 
 
PHOENIX — With the expansion of its eFiling capabilities, the Corporation Commission is set to eliminate an outdated mailing practice by the end of April as it continues its efforts to go paperless. During the March 2019 Staff Meeting, Commissioners voted unanimously to eliminate the costly and burdensome established practice of mailing meeting agendas to entire service lists.

Currently, the Corporation Commission sends an Open Meeting Agenda by mail to the entire service list for each docket that is listed as an item on the Agenda. This practice has been in place for several years as a means of ensuring all parties to a case receive actual notice that the case has been scheduled for consideration at an Open Meeting.

As part of the new eFiling system, it is now possible for any person to register for an account through which the person can choose to "follow" any docket of interest. After opting to follow a docket, the person receives an email, with a link to the filing, each time a filing is made in the docket. This includes viewing a related agenda through the online system. Learn how to follow a docket on our website at https://www.azcc.gov/divisions/hearings/following-a-docket.asp. A party who has already consented to receive email service in a docket will continue to receive email notification whenever that docket is placed on an Open Meeting Agenda.

Those interested in receiving a direct email when the Corporation Commission sends out a Staff or Open Meeting, Workshop or Joint Appearance notice may sign up to receive meeting notices, agendas, and news releases by visiting https://www.azcc.gov/subscribe.

The Corporation Commission will discontinue its agenda mailing practice following the April 23-24, 2019, Open Meeting. If you have questions about this update, please contact the Commission Secretary, Kacie Cannon, at 602-542-3931 or kcannon@azcc.gov.
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