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10:00 A.M.



                                            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.

Consideration of Commission Approval of Signed Consent Agreements in resolution of the following GUFPA violations:

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
39748: Northpoint 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); $10,000/$8,000

            (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. §§ 25-9-
                        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 15-04061;
                        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); $5,000/$4,500

              (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. § 25-9-
                        6(a); $5,000/$4,000
(Will Culbreath)

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)

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.
(Tony Wackerly)









   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)

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

Administrative Affairs


Consent Agenda




A.           No items.





A.           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 issues 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. 27800, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 1)


B.           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)


C.           Request 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 the State.


D.           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)





A.           Request approval of the minutes from the August 2, 2016, Administrative Session and the July 28, 2016, Special Administrative Session.




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