SBF Regulations

Enacted Regulations

Regulatory Actions

Emergency Rulemaking Process

  • Re-Adoption of Emergency Regulations

    • CAEATFA posted a Notice of Re-Adoption of Emergency Regulations on August 23, 2019 for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Financing program. Below are the associated Emergency Rulemaking documents:

    • The emergency regulations were initially approved by the CAEATFA board on November 20, 2018 and enacted by the Office of Administrative Law on December 17, 2018.  Re-adoption of the emergency regulations with modifications was noticed, considered, and approved by the CAEATFA board on May 21, 2019.  The Office of Administrative Law enacted the emergency regulation re-adoption with modifications on June 18, 2019.  The emergency regulations attached to this, second, re-adoption are identical to those regulations enacted on June 18, 2019.

    • The emergency regulations will be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law on September 3, 2019.

Regular Rulemaking Process

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    • CAEATFA is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with proposed regulation text and the Initial Statement of Reasons for the regular rulemaking process for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Financing Program. These regulations will complete the rulemaking process initiated by the emergency regulations enacted on December 17, 2019, and re-adopted on June 18, 2019.

    • On Friday, August 23, 2019, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the California Regulatory Notice Register. The 45-day public comment period will end on Monday, October 7, 2019.

    • Below are the associated Regular Rulemaking documents:

  • Public Hearing for Regular Rulemaking Regulations

    • CAEATFA is seeking public comments on the regulations for the Small Business Financing Program as a part of the Regular Rulemaking process. CAEATFA hosted a public workshop on the proposed modifications on October 8, 2019. To view a PDF of the presentation, please click on the link below:

    • To view the proposed modifications, click on the link below:

    • Stakeholders and interested parties can submit written comments to until 12:00 PM PST on October 24, 2019.

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