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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

9:30 A.M.



                                            Proposed Consent Agenda


Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $187,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $168,500 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $19,000 in assessed civil penalties payable to the Commission for ultimate remittance to the State Treasury.


C-1.    Consideration of Commission Approval of Signed Consent Agreements in resolution of the following GUFPA violations:
41600: Royal Flush Plumbing, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 16-04067, 17-05950 and 18-10481; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a),
                        25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e), $17,500/$17,500

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
41493: Stanley Paving also d/b/a/ Jack Stanley
; GUFPA Case No. 17-05667; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-
                        9-8(a); $10,000/$10,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41573: Flow Masters Plumbing, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-04218; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$5,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
41709: Baldpates Foundation and Construction
                   Services, LLC
; GUFPA Case Nos. 17-06121 thru 17-06123;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $22,500/$18,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41740: Talon Property Services, LLC d/b/a Talon
; GUFPA Case Nos. 18-09687 and 18-09688; O.C.G.A.
                        §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $25,000/$24,000

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
41793: Rudy and Sons Concrete, L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 18-09795; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
42053: Tippins Contracting Co., Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 17-05988 thru 17-05990, 17-05994, 17-05995, 18-
                        10479, 18-10480; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $40,000/$36,000
            (h)       DOCKET NO.
42164: A&W Plumbing, LLC; GUFPA Case No. 18-
                        11576; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500

            (i)        DOCKET NO.
42381: Hobbs Trucking, Clearing & Grading,
; GUFPA Case No. 18-13079; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(g), 25-9-
                        8(e); $7,500/$6,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO.
42397: Emery & Sons Plumbing & Repairs; GUFPA
                        Case No. 18-13424; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$5,000

            (k)       DOCKET NO.
42415: Slab Lawn Service, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 19-15035; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), $5,000/$4,500

            (l)        DOCKET NO.
42419: Ponce Concrete Services, L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 18-09807; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e), 25-9-9(a);

            (m)     DOCKET NO.
42470: A1 Landscape & Contracting, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 19-15200; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (n)       DOCKET NO.
42479: WT Concrete, LLC; GUFPA Case No. 19-
                        14994; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (o)      DOCKET NO.
42488: Applewood Services, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 18-13333 O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$5,000
(Yolanda Clay, Maritza Rivera)

C-2.    Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to issue a Rule NISI for failing to address a Consent Agreement in the following GUFPA case: 

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
41937: Terra Solutions & Services, L.L.C; GUFPA
                        Case No. 18-09899; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
(Yolanda Clay, Maritza Rivera)

DOCKET NO. 9559: Consideration of request from Electric Lightwave, LLC d/b/a Integra Telecom to Amend Certificate of Authority No. R- 0555 to reflect the trade name change to Allstream. (Erica Wilson)

DOCKET NO. 42454: Consideration of the Application of AFN Wyyerd, LLC d/b/a Wyyerd Connect, LLC for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Facilities-Based Competitive Local Exchange Service to Business Customers in the Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Georgia and Windstream exchanges. (Leon Bowles)


C-5.    Consideration of Approval of Negotiated Interconnection Agreements between:
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 42460: Communications Venture Corporation
                   d/b/a Indigital
and Coastal Utilities, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink
            (b)      DOCKET NO. 42462: City Communications, Inc. and BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Georgia

(Patrick Reinhardt)

C-6.    DOCKET NO. 15969: EMC Natural Gas, Inc. Application for Natural Gas Marketer Certificate of Authority: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation on Cost Allocation Manual. (Dhwani Chheda, Tony Wackerly)

C-7.    DOCKET NO. 41533: Regulated Provider of Natural Gas:  Consideration of SCANA Energy’s Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Requests for Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Disbursement. (Tara Surratt)


C-8.    DOCKET NO. 42331: Georgia Power Company’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) Request for Proposals for Distributed Generation (DG) Program: Consideration of request to certify REDI DG Power Purchase Agreements. (John Kaduk, Tim Cook)

C-9.    DOCKET NO. 42516: Georgia Power Company’s 2019 Base Rate Case: Consideration of Proposed Procedural and Scheduling Order.

(Sheree Kernizan, Jeffrey Stair)





   Proposed Regular Agenda



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MAY 21, 2019

Administrative Affairs




A.            Request approval to fill vacant Pipeline Safety Inspector position in the Pipeline Safety Section. (Back-up provided under separate cover





A.             Request approval for out-of-state travel for one Internal Consultants /EERE staff member to attend the NARUC 2019 Summer Policy Summit Meetings held in Indianapolis, IN from July 21 through 24, 2019. This individual is a member of the NARUC Energy Resources and the Environment Staff Subcommittee and Chair of the Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design.  The total estimated cost of the trip is $1,832, for which up to $1,500 will be paid by a NARUC stipend for Subcommittee chairs and the remaining $332 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 1)


B.             Request approval for out-of-state travel for one Electric Unit
member to attend the North American Electric Reliability 
Corporation (NERC) Compliance and Certification Committee
meeting in Chicago, IL, June 18 and 19, 2019.  The total estimated cost of travel in the amount of $1,450 will be paid pursuant to the
October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 2)


C.          Request approval for out-of-state travel for one Electric Unit member to participate in the NARUC Summer Policy Summit in
Indianapolis, IN, July 21 through 24, 2019.  The total estimated cost of travel of $2,005 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in
Docket No. 40161 therefore leaving no direct cost to the state.
(page 2)







A.         Request approval of the minutes from the May 7, 2019,  Administrative Session.



Internal Affairs Meeting


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

244 Washington Street, Second Floor Conference Room

Following Administrative Session


A.           Reviewing a Rate Case ( Nancy Tyer )


Portions of this meeting may be closed to the public for any of the following reasons:


·         § 50-14-2—Attorney-client privilege;

·         § 50-14-3(1)—Staff meetings held for investigative purposes under duties or responsibilities imposed by law;

·         § 50-14-3(6)—Meetings when discussing or deliberating upon the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a public officer or employee; or,

·         § 50-14-3(9)—Meetings when discussing any records that are exempt from public inspection or disclosure pursuant to § 50-18-72 (15)(a) or when discussing any security plan pursuant to § 15-16-10 (10)(a). 



§ 50-14-4.  Procedure when meeting is closed


(a) When any meeting of an agency is closed to the public pursuant to any provision of this chapter, the specific reasons for such closure shall be entered upon the official minutes, the meeting shall not be closed to the public except by a majority vote of a quorum present for the meeting, the minutes shall reflect the names of the members present and the names of those voting for closure, and that part of the minutes shall be made available to the public as any other minutes. Where a meeting of an agency is devoted in part to matters within the exceptions provided by law, any portion of the meeting not subject to any such exception, privilege, or confidentiality shall be open to the public, and the minutes of such portions not subject to any such exception shall be taken, recorded, and open to public inspection as provided in subsection (e) of Code Section 50-14-1.


(b) When any meeting of an agency is closed to the public pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section, the chairperson or other person presiding over such meeting shall execute and file with the official minutes of the meeting a notarized affidavit stating under oath that the subject matter of the meeting or the closed portion thereof was devoted to matters within the exceptions provided by law and identifying the specific relevant exception.













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