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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 30, 1996
                      REGULATORY COMMISSION

     President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate 

Vicky A. Bailey of Indiana as a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Ms. Bailey has served on the Commission since May, 1993. This will be a reappointment.

Prior to joining the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ms. Bailey served for seven years as a commissioner on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. While at the Indiana Commission, Ms. Bailey was actively involved in efforts to balance and mitigate the impact on states of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. She has also served as vice president for administration of the J. Bailey Company, as assistant admissions Officer at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and as Promotions Director of the Owens-Illinois, Inc. Glass Container Division. Ms. Bailey presently serves as a member of the Executive and Electricity Committees of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She is also a member of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, and the National Policy Forum's Energy and Environmental Policy Council.

In her capacity as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ms. Bailey will continue to participate in approving just and reasonable rates and terms for the transmission and sale of electric power in interstate commerce and for the transportation and sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce. The Commission also sets rates for the transportation of oil and petroleum products by pipeline, regulates public utility mergers, and approves securities issuances and other corporate matters for electric utilities. In addition, it has authority to investigate, issue, revoke, and enforce the licenses and permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric dams, water conduits, reservoirs and transmission lines.