Montana Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Petition for Rulemaking

  • March 19 2024

Earlier today, at its regular business meeting, the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) unanimously approved a “Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment” on a petition filed by several interested parties asking the PSC to adopt a new rule.  The new rule, if adopted as proposed, would require the Commission to consider the impacts of its decisions on the environment and human health, including analyzing the impacts on climate change.

As a result of today’s vote, the PSC will conduct a one day public hearing on the petition (docket number 2024.03.028) on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 9:00am in the Bollinger Room of the Public Services Commission offices located at 1701 Prospect Ave, Helena, Montana.  In addition to hosting the public hearing, the Commission is accepting written comments from the public, to be received by the Commission no later than the close of business on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Written public comments may be submitted in person or by mail to the Public Service Commission at its offices in Helena or by email to Comments may also be submitted to the Commission’s automated document management system, REDDI. Instructions for submitting comments in REDDI are available at The text of the petition can be found on the Commission website under the “What’s Trending” heading on the homepage at:    

The Commission regulates private investor-owned natural gas, electric, telephone, water, and sewer companies, certain motor carriers, and oversees natural gas pipeline safety and intrastate railroad safety. The Commission works to ensure that Montanans receive safe and reliable service from regulated public utilities while paying reasonable rates. For more information, visit or contact the Commission at 1-800-646-6150.  Follow the Commission at or visit