Public Input Sought on Gas Rulemaking Oct. 19

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Denver, CO –The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), is seeking public input on rulemaking related to natural gas utilities through a virtual public comment hearing on Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m., or until concluded by the Commission, at PUC's Hearing Room A  (Zoom link).

The Commission scheduled an additional hearing for public comment on labor issues arising from the rulemaking, including:

  • Best value employment metrics
  • Use of Colorado-based labor and out-of-state labor
  • Competitive solicitation provisions
  • Labor standards for Demand-Side Management (DSM) programs, projects, and Clean Heat Plan (CHP) undertakings.

Individuals are encouraged to provide input representing potentially impacted communities as well as those that assist the Commission in identifying affected industries. 

Through Senate Bill 21-264, the Colorado General Assembly directed the Commission to create rules that require utilities to file CHPs and take other actions to reduce carbon emissions. In response, the Commission opened Proceeding 21R-0449G in October 2021, and issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (Decision No. C21-0610). The proposed amendments would modify existing provisions of the Commission’s Gas Rules including those governing:

  • Utility line extension policies
  • Infrastructure planning
  • CHPs and the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions
  • DSM

The Commission has held multiple workshops and public comment hearings and must make a final decision by Dec. 1, 2022. For more information on CHPs, click here. To review materials that have been filed in this proceeding, access it through the PUC’s E-Filings system, under Proceeding Number 21R-0449G.If you would like to provide oral comments at the hearing, please sign up here: Gas Rulemaking Public Comment Hearing. Details on how to access remote public comment hearing through Zoom can be found on the PUC’s calendar of events.

The Commission strives to accommodate all members of the public at its hearings and meetings by providing services for foreign language users and persons with disabilities upon receipt of a reasonable accommodation request. Requests for such accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the event by completing the Language Access Form. Requests can also be made directly by contacting Holly Bise at 303.894.2024 or by emailing


Tell Us What You Think

You can submit written or verbal comments at any time the proceeding is open:

  • Submitting written comments through the Commission’s Electronic Filing System (E-Filings) at
  • Submitting written comments using the Commission’s online form or through email at These comments will be posted in E-Filings for this Proceeding.
  • Mailing comments to the Commission’s offices at: Colorado Public Utilities Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202.
  • Calling (303) 869-3490 to leave oral comments (English and Spanish options). Oral and written comments will be given the same weight.

Please include “No. 21RProceeding -0449G” in public comments.