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COM/MP1/hl2 Date of Issuance 4/14/2008

Decision 08-04-010` April 10, 2008

BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Order Instituting Rulemaking to Set Hourly Rates for Purposes of Calculating Intervenor Compensation Awards Pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 1801 and Following, for Work Performed in Calendar Year 2006.

Rulemaking 06-08-019

(Filed August 24, 2006)

FINAL OPINION SETTING HOURLY INTERVENOR RATES FOR 2008 AND ADDRESSING RELATED MATTERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

FINAL OPINION SETTING HOURLY INTERVENOR RATES FOR
2008 AND ADDRESSING RELATED MATTERS
22

1. Summary 22

2. Background 22

3. Procedural History and Revised Scoping Memo 22

4. Discussion 44

5. Categorization of Proceeding and Need for Hearing 1919

6. Comments on Proposed Decision 1919

7. Assignment of Proceeding 2121

Findings of Fact 2222

Conclusions of Law 2424

FINAL ORDER 21

APPENDIX A - Comparison of Inflation Indexes

FINAL OPINION SETTING HOURLY INTERVENOR RATES FOR 2008 AND ADDRESSING RELATED MATTERS

1. Summary

In today's final decision, we adopt a 3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for work performed by intervenor representatives in calendar year 2008, discontinue the requirement that utilities submit annual data reports, address other related matters, and close this proceeding.

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