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10:00 A.M.



                                            Proposed Consent Agenda

Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $47,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $44,000 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $3,500 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:

41511: Cintron Communications, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 17-05754; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (b)      DOCKET NO
41631: Doyle Bennett Tree Service, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 17-05987; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41835: Armando Tierrafria; GUFPA Case No. 18-
                        09805; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
42144: Go Cable, LLC; GUFPA Case Nos. 18-
and 18-09844; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-
                        8(e); $20,000/$19,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

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.
40488: Rodney Morales d/b/a Paige Plumbing &
; GUFPA Case No. 15-03940; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-
                        9-8(b); $15,000/$12,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40753: Diamond Head Construction also d/b/a
                   DHC Pros
; GUFPA Case Nos. 16-00784 and 16-00785; O.C.G.A.
                        §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $20,000/$16,000
            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40768: Richard Blount Construction, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00927; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
41537: GA Cable, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 16-
15-04326 thru 15-0432915-0433115-0433315-
17-06501, 17-
17-06504 thru 17-06506; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(b), 25-9-
                        6(g), 25-9-6(g)(1), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41790: KS Engineering, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case Nos.
                        18-09185 and 18-09754; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-6(c), 25-9-
                        8(e); $12,500/$10,000

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
41792: Southern Pines Construction Group, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No.
18-09790; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-3.    DOCKET NO. 42152: Consideration of the Application of Olansky Dermatology Associates for a license to use Telephone Service Observing Equipment (TSOE). (Erica Wilson)

C-4.    DOCKET NO. 42155: Consideration of Charter Fiberlink-Georgia, LLC for a six-month extension to file a Part 4 Confirmation of Code in Service form with the NeuStar Number Pool Administration. (Erica Wilson)

C-5.    Consideration of the Application from Teliax, Inc. for Certificates of Authority to Provide Telecommunications Services for the following:
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 42117:          Competitive Local Exchange Services
            (b)      DOCKET NO. 42116:          Resell Interexchange
                                                                        Telecommunications Services
(Tonika Starks)

C-6.    DOCKET NO. 41363: Consideration of Staff Request to issue a Permanent Certificate of Authority to Voice Ring, LLC d/b/a Joon to Resell Interexchange Telecommunications Services. (Dorothy Buckner)





C-7.    Consideration of Proposed Tariff Revision filed by TDS Telecom®  for Authority to standardize the General Rules and Regulations in its General Exchange Service Tariff to be in sync with company-wide operations for the following:
           (a)       DOCKET NO. 42136:               Blue Ridge Telephone Company
(b)       DOCKET NO. 42137:               Camden Telephone Company
(c)       DOCKET NO. 42138:               Nelson Ball Ground Telephone

(Dorothy Buckner)

DOCKET NO. 29326:  Douglas County-Wide Safety Plan and DOCKET NO. 30703: Application of Atlanta Gas Light Company for Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Douglas County: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to Grant CWSP, an Amended Distribution Certificate, Pipeline-Only Rights of Way and Waivers of Commission Rules. (Janey Chauvet, Kelli Cole)

C-9.    DOCKET NO. 41956: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Commission Rule 515-17-11-.04, Minimum Filing Requirements: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to Approve the First Revised NOPR.

(Janey Chauvet, Irma Ormeno)





                                             Proposed Regular Agenda



No items.














November 6, 2018

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 Jamie Barber to attend the Prepay Energy Working Group Meeting which will be held December 5 and 6, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  The total estimated cost of $788 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 contract with Ade Adeniyi as an Independent Consultant to assist in Atlanta Gas Light Company’s Georgia Rate Adjustment Mechanism (“GRAM”). This contract will be paid pursuant to the amended MOU in Docket No. 40828, therefore leaving no direct cost to the State. (Backup provided under separate cover)


C.           Request approval of the Commission’s subscription to ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, E&EnewsPM and EnergyWire Publication. These publications provide timely, objective and comprehensive information for our professional staff.  The annual subscription cost of $3,620 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket 40161 therefore leaving no direct cost to the State. (page 2)


D.           Request approval of ABB Strategist software annual license amendment in the amount of $16,580.72. This software is used by the Commission in the Staff’s review of IRP related work. This invoice is to be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161 therefore leaving no direct cost to the State. (pages 3 and 4)




A.           Request approval of the minutes from the October 16, 2018 Administrative Session.






Internal Affairs Meeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

244 Washington Street, Chairman’s Conference Room

Following Administrative Session


A.           Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy (Jamie Barber)



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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