AUGUST 16, 2016
Proposed Consent Agenda
Note: The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $105,000.
Of these assessed penalties, $85,500 can be mitigated with attendance at
Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $19,500
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:
(a) DOCKET NO.
Contractors, L.L.C.; GUFPA
Case No. 15-02673; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(g)(1), 25-9-8(e);
(b) DOCKET NO.
40131: Tidewater Landscape Management, Inc.;
GUFPA Case No. 15-04563; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a);
(c) DOCKET NO.
40246: The Avrett Company, Inc.; GUFPA Case
No. 15-04047; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
(d) DOCKET NO.
40430: Paulding County Water System; GUFPA
Case No. 15-02689; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
(e) DOCKET NO.
40432: Pike Electric LLC; GUFPA Case No. 15-
03128; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$4,000
(f) DOCKET NO.
40548: Pittman Construction Company; GUFPA
Case Nos. 15-03964, 15-03965 and 16-00286; O.C.G.A. §§
6(g), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $12,500/$9,500
(g) DOCKET NO.
40583: Baldwin Paving
Company, Inc.; GUFPA
Case Nos. 15-04052, 15-04053, 15-04054, 15-04055, 15-
04056, 15-04057, 15-04058, 15-04059, 15-04060 and
O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-6(g), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
(h) DOCKET NO.
40587: TDS Enterprises, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case No.
15-04181; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
(i) DOCKET NO.
40603: Roto-Rooter Services Company; GUFPA
Case No. 15-04448; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
(j) DOCKET NO.
40629: Skyline Pest Solutions, Inc. a/k/a SPS
Liquidating, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 15-04476; O.C.G.A.
C-2. DOCKET NO. 9661: Consideration of Request from
Alliance Group Services, Inc. (AGSI) to Cancel Certificate of Authority No.
R-0583 to Resell Interexchange Telecommunications Services. (Rachel Perry)
C-3. DOCKET NO. 40649: Consideration of Application from Torch Wireless,
Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to Resell Interexchange
Telecommunications Services (Resell). (Dorothy Buckner)
C-4. DOCKET NO. 27232: Consideration of the Request of Cox
Communications, Inc. for Approval of Financing Arrangements with Unite
Private Networks, LLC. (Tonika Starks)
C-5. DOCKET NO. 40235: Jointly Owned Natural Gas’ Certificate of Public
Convenience and Necessity for Dodge County and DOCKET NO. 29282: Dodge
County-Wide Safety Plan: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to grant
Jointly Owned Natural Gas’ Certificate and Approve County Wide Safety
Plan. (Janey Chauvet, Leslie Tench, Kelli Cole)
C-6. DOCKET NO. 30442:
Petition of Liberty Utilities (Peach State Natural Gas) Corp. Waiver of
the Monthly Reporting Requirements of Commission Utility Rule 515-3-1-.04(2):
Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation.
Proposed Regular Agenda
R-1. DOCKET NO. 40682: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Commission
Rule 515-12-1-.10, Directories: Consideration of Issuance of NOPR. (Patrick
Reinhardt, Dan Walsh)
R-2. DOCKET NO. 40683: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Commission
Rule 515-12-1-.35, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers: Consideration of
Issuance of NOPR. (Patrick Reinhardt, Dan Walsh)
R-3. DOCKET NO. 18870: Consideration of Pay Tel Communications Inc.’s
Motion for Reconsideration. (Dan Walsh, Leon Bowles)
R-4. DOCKET NO. 29849:
Review of Proposed Revisions
and Verification of Expenditures Pursuant To Georgia Power Company’s Certificate
of Public Convenience and Necessity for Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, Fourteenth
Semi-Annual Construction Monitoring Report:
Consideration of Advisory Staff’s Recommendation. (Dennis Sewell, Pandora Epps)
August 16, 2016
ITEM 1 FACILITIES PROTECTION
Request approval to pay the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC or Coalition)
Membership of $1,000
for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
The Coalition’s overarching
goals are the timely, safe, and cost-effective storage and disposal of spent
nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a permanent repository and
reform of the distribution of the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF). These goals are
increasingly critical with
that could impact the Nuclear Power Plant at Plant Vogtle. Fees will
be paid pursuant to the Commission’s Order dated March 26, 2009 in Docket No.
therefore leaving no
direct cost to the state.
Request approval for
out-of-state travel for Janey Chauvet and Tara Surratt to conduct the audit
concerning Atlanta Gas Light Company’s USF (Sequent) in Houston, TX. The
estimated total cost for both is $3,708. The expenses for this trip will
be paid pursuant to the August 6, 2003 Order in Docket No. 16882, O.C.G.A. §
46-2-33 (c), therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. Dates of
travel: Dates of travel September 11through September 16. (page 2)
approval for out-of-state travel for Robert Trokey to attend the Southeast
Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum, hosted by Duke University's Nicholas
Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions September 20, 2016 in Durham, N.C.
Estimated cost of travel including transportation, hotel and federal per diem in
the amount of $550 is to be paid pursuant to Docket No. 36498 Memorandum
of Understanding dated November 25, 2013, therefore leaving no direct cost to
Request to hire Accion Group, LLC as the Independent
Evaluator (“IE”) to be used during Georgia Power Company’s Request for Proposals
for the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). The cost of providing
this service is $408,920. This fee will be paid pursuant to the Final
Order in Docket Nos. 40161 and 40162 dated August 2, 2016, therefore leaving
no direct cost to the state. (attached electronically to e-mail)
E. Request approval to contract with
Veronica Parker for audit assistance in Atlanta Gas Light Company’s Strategic
Infrastructure Development and Enhancement (STRIDE) in the amount of $64,000.
This amount will be paid pursuant to the Order in Docket Nos. 8516 and 29950
dated October 13, 2009, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state.
(pages 3 through 7)
Request approval of the minutes from
the August 2, 2016, Administrative Session and the July 28, 2016, Special