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UTILITIES DIVISION AGENDA

FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

10:00 A.M.

 

 

                                            Proposed Consent Agenda


Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $171,000.  Of these assessed penalties, $157,500 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.
40759: Rock-It Sand & Gravel, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-00778; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $6,000/$4,500

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
41394: Padgett Grading Contractors, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 16-04021; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41479: RX Tree, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 17-05604;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$10,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
41486: Selig Enterprises, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        17-05615; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41621: DNJ Cable, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 17-
                        05983, 17-05984; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $17,500/$16,500

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
41625: Dodd Construction, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 17-05973 and 17-05974; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $10,000/$9,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
41633: Enterprise Electric, LLC; GUFPA Case No.
                        17-06012; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$5,000


            (h)       DOCKET NO.
41674: Access Underground Services, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 17-05758 - 17-05761; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a),
                        25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $30,000/$29,000

            (i)        DOCKET NO.
41887: APD Septic and Sewer Services, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 18-09867; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$9,500

            (j)        DOCKET NO.
41920: Coax Fiber Solutions, LLC; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-02197; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $15,000/$12,000

            (k)       DOCKET NO.
41974: C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 18-09922; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$4,000

            (l)        DOCKET NO.
42030: Globe Communications, LLC (NC); GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 16-02303, 16-04003, 17-05685 and 18-08752;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);
                        $27,500/$27,500

            (m)     DOCKET NO.
42074: A Pump Away, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 18-
                        10650 and 18-10651; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-
                        8(b), 25-9-8(e); $15,000/$14,500

            (n)       DOCKET NO.
40404: Chris Mann Grading & Contracting;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00046; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a);
                        $5,000/$5,000 
(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.
41548: Firm Foundations, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos.
                        16-00881,
16-00882, 17-06547 and 18-09897; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-
                        6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $40,000/$33,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
41639: Oaxaca Cable, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos.
                        17-05922,
17-05923 and 17-06492; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-
                        8(b); $10,000/$8,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41893: Best Way Movers, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        18-09854; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (d)      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);
                        $10,000/$9,500

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41960: Weaver Grading & Hauling, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 18-09933 - 18-09935; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-
                        6(c), 25-9-8(e); $25,000/$20,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-3.    Consideration of Commission to Vacate 8/7/2018 Order and Propose Commission to issue new Consent Order with terms agreed to:

         
(a)     
DOCKET NO.
42012: Three G Services, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        18-09978; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$5,000 

(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-4.   
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 Georgia, Inc.

(l)                   Glenwood Telephone Company

(m)               Hart Telephone Company

(n)         Knology of the Valley, Inc. d/b/a WOW! Internet, Cable and
Phone

(o)                 Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc.

(p)                 Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

(q)                 Plant Telephone Company

(r)                   Planters Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

(s)                  Progressive Rural Telephone Co-op, Inc.

(t)                   Public Service Telephone Company

(u)                 Blue Ridge Telephone Company

(v)                 Camden Telephone & Telegraph Co., Inc.

(w)                Nelson-Ball Ground Telephone Company

(x)                  Quincy Telephone Company

(y)                  Trenton Telephone Company

(z)                  Waverly Hall Telephone, LLC

(aa)             Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company

(bb)             Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, L.L.C.

(cc)             Windstream Georgia Communications, L.L.C.

(dd)             Windstream Georgia, L.L.C.

(ee)             Windstream Georgia Telephone, L.L.C.

(ff)                 Georgia Windstream, L.L.C.

(gg)             Windstream Standard, L.L.C.

(hh)              Ringgold Telephone Company

(ii)                  Southern Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a SouthernLINC

Wireless

(Patrick Reinhardt)


C-5.    DOCKET NO. 42112: Mitchell EMC:
Consideration of Application for Financing Authority. (Alicia McBride)

C-6.    DOCKET NO. 41956: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Commission Rule 515-7-11-.04, Minimum Filing Requirements: Consideration of Issuance of First Revised NOPR.
(Janey Chauvet, Irma Ormeno)

 

 



 

 

 

                                             Proposed Regular Agenda

 

 

 

R-1.     DOCKET NO. 12509: Liberty Utilities’ Cast Iron and Bare Steel Pipeline Replacement: Consideration of Staff’s Audit Report and Liberty Utilities’ Pipeline Replacement Rider to be Effective October 1, 2018.

(Janey Chauvet)

 

R-2.     DOCKET NO. 29849: Georgia Power Company’s Nineteenth Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report for the period ended June 30, 2018: Consideration of Proposed Procedural and Scheduling Order.

(Steve Roetger, Jeff Stair)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

September 18, 2018

Administrative Affairs

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

ITEM 1          FACILITIES PROTECTION

 

A.           No items.

 

 

 

ITEM 2            UTILITIES REGULATION

A.         Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jamie Barber to attend 2018 NARUC Annual Meeting November 11 through 14, 2018 in Orlando, FL.  The total estimated cost of the trip is $2,181 which for up to $1,500 will be paid by a NARUC stipend for Subcommittee chairs and the remaining $681 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 Tara Surratt, and John Gunnells to attend NARUC in Orlando, FL from November 10 through November 14, 2018.  The estimated cost of the total trip, for both, is $5,311. The expenses for this travel will be fully funded pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 46-2-33 (c), the Order and MOU in Docket No. 41154 dated October 2, 2017, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state.
(page 2)

C.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Tom Bond to participate in the NARUC Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, Nov. 11 through 14, 2018. The estimated cost of travel of $2,181 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state.

D.           Request approval to fill the Analyst position in the Natural Gas Unit. (Back-up provided under separate cover)

 

           

 

             

ITEM 3         ADMINISTRATION

 

A.             Request approval of the minutes from the September 6, 2018 Administrative Session.

 

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