THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CURT HEBERT, JR. AS MEMBER, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION The President today announced the nomination of Curt Hebert, Jr. to
serve as a Member of the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Curt Hebert, Jr., of Mississippi, has served as a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since 1997. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Hebert served on the Mississippi Public Service Commission and from 1994 to 1996; Mr. Hebert served as Chairman of this Commission. During his tenure at Mississippi Public Service Commission, Mr. Hebert was a past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and served on both the Executive Committee and the Electricity Committee for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Hebert, was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Mr. Hebert holds a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent commission responsible for the issuance and enforcement of licenses and permits for the construction, operation and development of powerhouses, dams, and other works for the utilization of power across navigable waters. The FERC is also responsible for the establishment and enforcement of rates and charges for the sale of electric energy and natural gas. The FERC regulates mergers and security acquisitions under the Federal Power Act and Natural Gas Act.