National Utilities Regulatory Commission
Sans Souci, Castries, Saint Lucia
Telephone (758) 456-0790/ 456-0866, Fax: (758) 452-4862, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.nurc.org.lc
April 9, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Utilities Regulatory Commission (NURC) is a body corporate established under the National Utilities Regulatory Act No.3 of 2016; which guides the conduct of its regulatory functions. The NURC is the economic regulator for the Water, Wastewater and Electricity sectors in Saint Lucia, having broad regulative authority and responsibility. Section 6(f) of the NURC Act empowers the Commission to receive, consider and determine application licenses to provide utility supply services. Through a consultative process, the NURC has been finalizing preparations for the introduction and implementation of special licensing arrangements for portable water trucking pursuant to its mandate under the water and Sewerage Act Cap 9.03 as amended by the NURC Act. Consultation is a critical component of effective regulation as it facilitates meaningful engagement between the NURC and all of its Stakeholders.
On this premise and noting that effective stakeholder engagement is essential in the implementation, review and creation of policies and procedures to ensure relevance and contextuality; the NURC will be hosting a stakeholder consultation on the Draft Water Truck Service Licence on Wednesday April 10, 2019. This event has been organized to examine and discuss the Draft Water Truck Service Licence. Observing the important role that stakeholders play in the history and development of the regulatory regime, this process will assist in ensuring that the appropriate legislative framework is in place to secure the interest of stakeholders.
This consultation aims to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the Draft Water Truck Service Licence including:
- The rights and obligations of the service licensee;
- The rights and obligations of the commission;
- General Conditions and;
- The application procedure for Water Truck Service Licence.
To discharge its duty effectively and in a manner that is transparent and accountable, the NURC must understand the interests of all stakeholders. This can be best achieved by engaging stakeholders in the NURC’s decision-making process, particularly those who may be directly influenced by these decisions.