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UTILITIES DIVISION AGENDA

FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

10:00 A.M.

 

 

                                            Proposed Consent Agenda



Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $52,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $45,500 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $7,000 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:

            (a)      DOCKET NO. 40883: College Pro Landscape; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-04774 and 16-01271; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a),
                        25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $15,000/$13,500

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 40920: David Small Concrete, LLC; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-00871; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000 

            (c)       DOCKET NO. 40922: Five Star Landscapes, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-00884; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000 

            (d)      DOCKET NO 40986: Brasfield & Gorrie LLC; GUFPA Case No.
                        16-01125; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$10,000 

            (e)       DOCKET NO. 41021: Aquaguard Waterproofing Contractors,
                        Inc.
; GUFPA Case No. 16-03882; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(c), 25-9-
                        8(e); $7,500/$6,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-2.    DOCKET NO. 29333: Harris County-Wide Safety Plan: and DOCKET NO. 31851: Application of [Liberty Utilities (Peach State Natural Gas) Corp.] for Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Harris County: Staff’s Recommendation to Adopt Updated Plan.

(Michelle Thebert, Kelli Cole)

 

C-3.    DOCKET NO. 30707: Application of Atlanta Gas Light Company for Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Hall County; DOCKET NO. 31850: Application of Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp. for Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Hall County; and DOCKET NO. 29331: Hall County-Wide Safety Plan: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to Grant Customer Transfer Extension. (Janey Chauvet, Kelli Cole)

C-4.    DOCKET NO. 38703: Regulated Provider of Natural Gas:  Consideration of SCANA Energy’s Nineteenth Request for Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Disbursement.  (Tara Surratt
)

 




 

 

   Proposed Regular Agenda

 

 

R-1.     DOCKET NO. 40706: Georgia Power Company’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative: Consideration of 2017 Request for Proposals for Utility Scale Renewable Generation and Energy Only and Firm Delivery Power Purchase Agreement Final Documents. (Jamie Barber, Jeff Stair)

R-2.     DOCKET NO. 27488: Georgia Power Company's 2015 Request for Proposals: Consideration of Amendments to the following International Paper Company’s Qualifying Facility Proxy-Price Contracts:
            (a)      Flint River
            (b)      Port Wentworth

(John Kaduk, Jamie Barber)

 

R-3.     DOCKET NO. 29849: Georgia Power Company’s Sixteenth Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report for the period ended December 31, 2016: Consideration of Proposed Procedural and Scheduling Order. (Steve Roetger, Jeff Stair)

R-4.     DOCKET NO. 40894: Application of Marietta Natural Gas, LLC. for Natural Gas Certificate of Authority: Motion to Dismiss filed by Infinite Energy, Inc., SCANA Energy Marketing Inc., Southstar Energy Services LLC., d/b/a Georgia Natural Gas; and Gas South, (“Named Marketers”). 
(Nancy Gibson)

R-5.     DOCKET NO. 40823: GPSC Rulemaking to Repeal Commission Utility Rule 515-2-1-.14, Open Hearing Process. (Commissioner McDonald)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

March 21, 2017

Administrative Affairs

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

ITEM 1           FACILITIES PROTECTION

 

A.                       Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jack Hewitt to attend the Inspector Training and Qualifications (TQ) Gas Pressure Regulation and Overpressure Protection Course (PHMSA PL-1255) 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 $2,000.  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:  April 18 through April 20, 2017 (page 1).

 

B.                      Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jack Hewitt to attend the Inspector Training and Qualifications (TQ) Division Corrosion Control of Pipeline Systems Course (PHMSA PL-3293) 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 $2,255.  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:  April 23 through April 28, 2017 (page 2).

 

 

ITEM 2           UTILITIES REGULATION

 

A.           Request approval of the subscription to ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, E&EnewsPM and EnergyWire Publication. These publications provide timely, objective and comprehensive information for our professional staff monitoring the construction of the two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle.  The annual subscription cost of $3,160 will be paid pursuant to the March 26, 2009 Order in Docket No. 27800, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 3)

 

B.           Request approval to hire Dhwani Chheda through Accountemps in the Natural Gas Unit beginning March 22, 2017.  (Backup provided under separate cover)

 

 

ITEM 3           ADMINISTRATION

 

A.                       Request approval of the minutes from the March 7, 2017 Administrative Session.                                   

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

           

A.              Request approval to make a hire for the Operations Support   Unit.   (Back-up provided under separate cover)      

 

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