California Code of Regulations TITLE 20, Division 2
California Code of Regulations, Title 20. Public Utilities and Energy
Revised October 4, 2016 (PDF file, 663 pages, 7.6 MB)
Title 20 and Power Plant Site Certification and Designation of Transmission Corridor Zones
Portions of Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations contain the statutes relating to power plant siting certification. The regulations refer frequently and cite the Warren-Alquist Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act. Chapter 6 of the Warren-Alquist Act deals specifically with Power Facility and Site Certification.
These are the relevant sections under Title 20, Division 2, pertaining to Power Plant Site Certification and Designation of Transmission Corridor Zones:
Chapter 1 (Sections 1001-1003)
Chapter 2 (Sections 1101-1237)
Chapter 5 (Sections 1701-2031)
Chapter 6 (Sections 2301, 2305, 2306, 2308, and 2320-2340)
Chapter 7 (Sections 2501-2557)
Title 20 and Appliance Efficiency
California's Appliance Efficiency Regulations were established in 1976 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California's energy consumption. The regulations are updated periodically to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.