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                         UTILITIES DIVISION AGENDA

FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

10:00 A.M.

 

 

                                            Proposed Consent Agenda


 

Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $97,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $84,000 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $13,500 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.
40117: Thompson & Thompson Service Group,
                        Inc. d/b/a Rooter-Man
; GUFPA Case No. 15-03312; O.C.G.A.
                        § 25-9-6(g)(1); $2,500/$2,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40437: RBR Trucking and Grading; GUFPA Case
                        No. 15-03997; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40448: BRI Utility Construction, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-04106 and 15-04107; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $20,000/$20,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
40579: Quality Construction by McLeRoy, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00067; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
40599: Randal Lowe Plumbing, LLC; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-03990, 15-03992 and 15-03993; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a),
                        25-9-8(b); $15,000/$13,000

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
40658: Pike Electric, LLC; GUFPA Case Nos. 15-
                        03958, 15-03959 and 15-03961; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-
                        8(b), 25-9-8(e); $20,000/$16,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
40692: Utility Lines Constructions Services, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04603; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $20,000/$16,000 (Will Culbreath)
C-2.    Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to issue a Rule NISI for failing to address a Consent Agreement in the following GUFPA cases:

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
39753: P & P Septic Tank Service; GUFPA Case
                        No. 15-02685; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40300: Bellfor Property Restoration (Macon);
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04066; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40419: KJ Land Maintenance & Grading, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00026; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a),
                        25-9-8(b); $10,000/$8,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
40427: North Grading, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case No.
                        15-03927; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
40474: Quematose Construction, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-03985; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
40461: Oakley Grading and Pipeline, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-03930; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$4,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
40469: Shane Walker d/b/a Walker's
                        Landscaping Tree Service
; GUFPA Case No. 15-04622;
                        O.C.G.A. § 25-9-12; $2,500/$2,000

            (h)       DOCKET NO.
40530: Sanchez Landscaping Company, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04456; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (i)        DOCKET NO.
40533: Smallwoods Home to Home Plumbing,
                        Inc.
; GUFPA Case No. 15-04477; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-
                        8(b); $5,000/$4,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO.
40536: SSD Construction Co.; GUFPA Case No.
                        15-04502; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (k)       DOCKET NO.
40540: Terra Tech, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        04541; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$4,000

 

 

            (l)        DOCKET NO. 40589: Construction Concepts Contractors, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00023; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a);
                        $5,000/$4,000
(Will Culbreath)

C-3.    Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to issue a Rule NISI for
failing to address a Commission Order in the following GUFPA cases:

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
39152: South Fulton Landscape, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 14-01401; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
                        $11,000/$8,000
(Will Culbreath)

C-4.   
DOCKET NO. 13093: Consideration of Application from TeleUno, Inc. to Cancel Certificate of Authority No. R-0798 to Resell Interexchange Telecommunications Services. (Rachel Perry)

C-5.    DOCKET NO. 40652: Consideration of Application from A2D, Incorporated for a Certificate of Authority to Provided Facilities-Based Competitive Local Exchange Services to other carriers in the BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Georgia Exchanges. (Leon Bowles)

C-6.    Consideration of Approval of Interconnection Agreements between:

AT&T and:
           
(a)      DOCKET NO. 40651:          Budget Prepay, Inc. d/b/a Budget
                                                                        Phone

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 40678:          Southern Light, LLC
            (c)       DOCKET NO. 40679:          NGTelecom, Inc.
           
(d)      DOCKET NO. 40680:          Airespring, Inc.
            (e)       DOCKET NO. 40695:          Access Point, Inc.

CenturyLink and:
           
(f)        DOCKET NO. 40670:          New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC and
                                                                        its Commercial Radio Service
                                                                        Affiliates

(Patrick Reinhardt)

C-7.    DOCKET NO. 3: Consideration of requests for Universal Service Certification by the following Eligible Telecommunications Carriers:
            (a)      BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Georgia
            (b)      Alma Telephone Company
            (c)       Brantley Telephone Company, Inc.
            (d)      Bulloch County Rural Telephone Cooperative
            (e)       Chickamauga Telephone Corporation
            (f)        Citizens Telephone Company, Inc.
            (g)      Coastal Utilities, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink
            (h)       ComSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
            (i)        Darien Telephone Co., Inc.
            (j)        Ellijay Telephone Company
            (k)       Frontier Communications of Fairmount, Inc.
            (l)        Frontier Communications of Georgia, Inc.
            (m)     Glenwood Telephone Company
            (n)       Hart Telephone Company
            (o)       Knology of the Valley, Inc. d/b/a WOW! Internet, Cable and
                        Phone
            (p)      Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc.
            (q)      Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
            (r)        Plant Telephone Company
            (s)        Planters Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
            (t)       Progressive Rural Telephone Co-op, Inc.
            (u)       Public Service Telephone Company
            (v)       Blue Ridge Telephone Company

            (w)      Camden Telephone & Telegraph Co., Inc.
            (x)       Nelson-Ball Ground Telephone Company
            (y)       Quincy Telephone Company
            (z)       Trenton Telephone Company
            (aa)    Waverly Hall Telephone, LLC
            (bb)    Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company
            (cc)    Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, L.L.C.
            (dd)    Windstream Georgia Communications, L.L.C.
            (ee)    Windstream Georgia, L.L.C.
            (ff)       Windstream Georgia Telephone, L.L.C.
            (gg)    Georgia Windstream, L.L.C.
            (hh)    Windstream Standard, L.L.C.
            (ii)        Ringgold Telephone Company
            (jj)        Cox Georgia Telcom, LLC d/b/a Cox Communications
            (kk)     Southern Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a SouthernLINC
                        Wireless
(Patrick Reinhardt)

C-8.    DOCKET NO. 36325: Georgia Power Company’s Advanced Solar Initiative: Consideration of Power Purchase Agreements for the 2015/2016 Distributed Generation Program. (Jamie Barber, John Kaduk)



 

  

    Proposed Regular Agenda

 

 

R-1.     DOCKET NO. 40682: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Commission Rule 515-12-1-10, Directories:  Consideration of Adoption of Proposed Rule. (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 Adoption of Proposed Rule.(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. 12897: Petition to Change the Emergency Program to the HopeWorks Emergency Low-Income Program for Seniors (“HELPS”): Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation. (Tony Wackerly)

 

 

 



 



 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

September 20, 2016

Administrative Affairs

 

Consent Agenda

 

ITEM 1           FACILITIES PROTECTION

 

A.        Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jack Hewitt to attend the Inspector Training & Qualifications (TQ) Division’s Safety Evaluation of Gas Pipeline Systems Course (PHMSA PL-1250) in Oklahoma City, OK.  This is a mandatory course for Pipeline Safety’s enhanced training and is necessary to maintain federal funding.  The total estimated cost for this trip is $2,300.  The “Federal Per Diem Rate” of $59 is used in the cost estimate for meals for subject trip as prescribed in the State Travel Policy and is found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.  The traveler’s trip will be principally federally funded through the Pipeline Safety reimbursement (to be charged to Unit 6).  Dates of travel:  October 16 through 21, 2016. (page 1).

 

 

ITEM 2           UTILITIES REGULATION

 

A.        Request approval to initiate a Consulting Contract with Larkin and Associates, Inc. to assist the Public Interest Advocacy Staff in the review and development of monitoring processes for Georgia Power Company's decertified generating plants, including dismantling/cost of removal and salvage, and use of plant sites, as well as costs associated with closure and remediation of generating plant ash ponds.  The total cost of services is not to exceed $26,500. This cost will be paid pursuant to the August 2, 2016 Order in Docket No. 40161 and Docket No. 40162, therefore leaving no direct cost to the State.  (pages 2 and 3)

 

B.        Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jamie Barber to attend the NARUC 2016 Annual Meeting in LaQuinta, CA from November 12 through 16, 2016.  This trip’s total estimated cost of $2,254 will be paid pursuant to the November 25, 2013 Memorandum of Understanding in Docket No. 36498, therefore leaving no direct cost to the State.  Additionally, any RAFT provided by NARUC will be used to offset the travel expense. (page 4)

 

C.        Request approval for Nick Cooper to attend the 2016 Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Southeast Conference October 25 and 26, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.   The total estimated cost for conference and expenses of $803 will be paid pursuant to the November 25, 2013 Memorandum of Understanding in Docket No. 36498, therefore leaving no direct cost to the State. (page 5)

       

 

ITEM 3           ADMINISTRATION

 

A.                 Request approval of the minutes from the September 8, 2016 Administrative Session.

 

 

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