National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA)
Thank you for being a part of the 2014 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys! Please see below for information on continuing education credits, links to this year's speaker bios and presentations, and check back for more info on next year's event!
2015 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015, to Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Where: Park City, Utah
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CLE credit information
The 2014 NCRA conference was approved for 15.25 CLE credits by the Ohio Supreme Court, plus 2.00 CLE of professionalism. If you need any additional information for reporting credits, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, as announced at the conference by Jan Beecher, attendance at the NCRA may be applied toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (CCRE) from the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. Visit the IPU website for more information, and download an application form here.
2014 NCRA daily schedule
Session I - The Open Internet and State/FCC Authority Over Broadband
- Lisa R. Youngers, Moderator Bio | Presentation
- Dan Lipschutz Bio | Presentation
- Henry Walker Bio | Presentation
- Labros Pilalis Bio | Presentation
Session II - Shale Development: Growth Issues
- Thomas Pearce, Moderator Bio
- Mike Williams Bio
- Howard Petricoff Bio | Presentation
- Bob Burns Bio | Presentation
Session III - The Thinking and Unthinking Mind
Session IV - What Price Reliability?
- Beth Trombold, Moderator Bio
- Jon Tauber Bio | Presentation
- Megan Gambrel Bio | Presentation
- Mark Whitt Bio | Presentation
Session V - Water and More - A Retrospective on Pennsylvania's Act 11
- Cheryl Walker Davis, Moderator Bio
- Kim Joyce Bio | Presentation
- Christine Hoover Bio | Presentation
- Theodore Gallagher Bio | Presentation
Session VI - Is the Smart Grid Worth the Costs to Consumers?
Session VII - Are States Being Heard by Their RTOs?
Session VIII - Energy Markest and Energy Forecasts: Natural Gas, Electric, Coal, and Propane
Session IX - Critical Infrastructure Protection 101: A Primer for State Regulatory Attorneys
Session X - Theoretical Underpinnings of the Regulatory Compact
Session XI - Mixed Issues Panel and Dialogue
- Angela Hawkins, Co-Moderator Bio
- Jon Tauber, Co-Moderator Bio
- Topic 1: Universal Service Fund Reform
- Topic 2: Railroad Safety and Control Regulations
- Topic 3: The West Virginia Elk River Chemical Leak and Water Safety
- Topic 4: Winter 2013-2014 Gas and Electric Operations and Market Performance
Session XII - Washington Report
- James Bradford Ramsay Bio
Session XIII - June Dogood Finds Her Way - An Ethics Saga
Session XIV - Telecommunications Issues: What's New and Evolving in the Relationship Between the FCC and the States
- Cheryl Walker Davis, Co-Moderator Bio
- John Evans, Co-Moderator Bio
- Joseph Witmer Bio
- Labros Pilalis Bio
- Dr. Robert Loube Bio
Session XV - Go Forth and Regulate!
About the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys
The NCRA was created to provide educational opportunities specifically tailored to government regulatory attorneys, with a focus on state regulatory issues. The NCRA conference covers a wide variety of regulatory topics, including electricity, gas, water, telecommunications, federal regulations and ethics. NCRA also works to keep participants informed about recent developments and trends in public utilities regulation. The conference seeks to provide a balanced opportunity for debate and discussion of legal regulatory issues.
Conferences are held annually, typically in June, and are organized by the members of the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Law, with a designated host state planning the conference.
Who can attend?
The NCRA’s annual conference is open to all regulatory attorneys having statutory responsibility for working with or appearing before State or Federal regulatory agencies.
When was the NCRA created?
The NCRA was created in 1977 by a resolution of the Subcommittee on Law and officially adopted by NARUC at the 89th Annual Convention.