Hearing Scheduled for April 25, 2007.

Pursuant to the provisions of M.G. L. c. 30A, and in accordance with the authority granted to the Commissioner under M.G.L. c. 174A and c. 175A, the Division of Insurance will hold a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on April 25, 2007 at the offices of the Division of Insurance, Fifth Floor, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110-2208.

The purpose of this hearing is to afford all interested parties an opportunity to provide oral and/or written testimony regarding a new regulation, 211 CMR 101.00 pdf format of 211_101_proposed.pdf
, Procedures Concerning Rate Filings Made Pursuant to M.G. L. c. 175C and the Conduct of Hearings on Such Filings. The regulation sets forth standards and procedures for filings made by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association and for the conduct of hearings on those filings. The regulation was promulgated on an emergency basis on March 2, 2007.

Any person who wishes to testify concerning this regulation is requested to file a Notice of Intent to Testify with the Division of Insurance on or before April 23, 2007. All other persons who wish to testify will be heard after those who notify the Division of Insurance in advance. Written comments may be submitted until the record of the hearing is closed. All submissions must be sent to: Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110-2208, and must refer to Docket No. G2007-04. Copies of the proposed new regulation may be obtained by contacting the Docket Clerk at the Division of Insurance.

Dated: March 22, 2007

Nonnie S. Burnes
Commissioner of Insurance