Public Comment Hearings

Proceedings before the Commission often require input from the community in the form of evening public comment hearings.  These hearings are typically held in the various geographical areas served by the utility or applicant involved in a proceeding.

Individuals who wish to comment at a public hearing may sign up to speak and, in most cases, will have about five minutes to make their comments. Because these hearings involve an ongoing legal proceeding, the Commission cannot discuss the merits of or possible decisions in a particular case. Hearings will conclude after the last speaker is heard.

Please note that members of the media may be present during these hearings, and as such, comments made by speakers may be broadcast or printed by various news outlets. These hearings are not streamed on the Commission’s website or YouTube channel.

If you are unable to attend the hearings, you may instead comment in writing. Please send written comments to:
Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806

Please be sure to include the related case number with all comments. The Commission does not respond to written comments. However, a copy of  the written comments are recorded and maintained in the correspondence file.

Upcoming Public Comment Hearings

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:30pm: Washington Gas Light Company rate increase application (Case No. 9481) and STRIDE application (Case No. 9486).
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System–Oxon Hill Branch (Small Meeting Room), 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill (Prince George’s County), Maryland

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm: Richfield Solar Energy, LCC CPCN application, Case No. 9457.
Location: Hurlock Town Hall, 311 Charles Street, Hurlock (Dorchester County), Maryland

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30pm: Washington Gas Light Company rate increase application (Case No. 9481) and STRIDE application (Case No. 9486).
Location: Montgomery County Council Office Building–3rd Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville (Montgomery County), Maryland

Monday, October 22, 2018: Maryland-American Water Company rate increase application, Case No. 9487. (Time and location to be determined).