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                         UTILITIES DIVISION AGENDA

FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

10:00 A.M.

 

 

                                            Proposed Consent Agenda


 

Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $76,000.  Of these assessed penalties, $64,500 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $11,500 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.
39474: Wayne Blackburn; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        02217; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$9,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40296: A&A Trenching Services of Georgia, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 15-04003, 15-04004 and 15-04006; O.C.G.A.
                        §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $15,000/$13,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40388: Advance Septic Solutions (Madison);
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-00054; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (d)      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

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
40550: Nextier Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-03920; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$4,500

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
40552: V & D Cable Technology, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 15-04611 and 15-04613; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-
                        9-8(b); $10,000/$8,000

 

 

            (g)      DOCKET NO. 40728: Carmichael Development, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 16-00848; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8,000
(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.
40333: Sonny's Outdoor Works, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 15-04711; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$5,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40420: L.E. Landscaping and Tree Removal,
                        L.L.C.
; GUFPA Case No. 15-02610; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-
                        8(b); $5,000/$4,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40481: Spectrum Technology Solutions, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 15-03347 and 15-03551; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-
                        8(a), 25-9-8(b); $10,000/$8,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
40630: Spectrum Technology Solutions, LLC;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04499; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-7(a);
                        $2,500/$2,000
(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.
40526: Reinicke Athens, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        15-04432; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); Order Issued
                        7/21/2016; $10,000/$8,000
(Will Culbreath)

C-4.    Consideration for Adoption of the Hearing Officer’s Recommendation in the following GUFPA matters:

            (a)      DOCKET NO. 38962: B & C Masonry, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
14-
                        01639; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); Order Issued
                        10/14/2016;  $26,000/$8,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 39108: Griffin General Contracting, L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 14-01716; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(c); Order Issued
                        10/14/2016;   $18,500/$2,000

 

            (c)       DOCKET NO. 39143: Roadworx LLC a/k/a Roadworx
                        Professional Supplies
; GUFPA Case No. 14-01740; O.C.G.A. §§
                        25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); Order Issued 10/14/2016; $26,000/$8,000
            (d)      DOCKET NO. 39774: James Warren and Associates, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 15-02356, 15-02357 and 15-02358; O.C.G.A.
                        §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); Order Issued 10/14/2016;
                        $32,500/$14,000
(Will Culbreath)

C-5.    Consideration of Commission to Vacate 6/13/2016 Order and Propose Commission to issue new Consent Order with terms agreed to:

           
(a)      DOCKET NO. 39728: Magana Underground Solutions, Corp.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-02621; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $11,000/$10,000
(Will Culbreath)

C-6.    Consideration of request from Kinloch Telephone, Inc. to Amend its Certificate of Authority to reflect the new business name TNE Telephone, Inc. for the following:
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 37273:          Competitive Local Exchange Services
                                                                        (L-0526)
            (b)      DOCKET NO. 37274:          Operate or Construct Telephone Line,
                                                                        Plant or System (X-1115)
(Tonika Starks)

C-7.    DOCKET NO. 36929: Consideration of the request of Combined Public Communications, Inc. for Approval to Participate in Financing Arrangement. (Tonika Starks)

C-8.    DOCKET NO. 40812: Excelsior EMC: Consideration of Application for Financing Authority. (Alicia McBride) 

C-9.    Consideration of Requests for Transfer of Retail Electric Service by the following customers:
            (a)     
DOCKET NO. 40827: 7885 Union Grove Road;
                        DeKalb County;
from GPC to Snapping Shoals EMC
            (b)      DOCKET NO. 40831: Old Atlanta Road – Land Lots
                        468, 469, 487, and 488; 2nd District, 1st Section; Forsyth County;
                       
from GPC to Sawnee EMC

(Ann McCullough, Alicia McBride)

C-10.  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. 15479: Certificates to Provide Incumbent Local Exchange Telecommunications Services of Windstream Georgia, LLC, Windstream Georgia Communications, LLC, Georgia Windstream, LLC, Windstream Georgia Telephone, LLC, Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, LLC, and Windstream Standard, LLC: Consideration of Staff’s Request to Engage JPMS Cox to perform an Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagement. (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 Rule. (Patrick Reinhardt, Dan Walsh)

R-3.    
DOCKET NO. 12897: Universal Service Fund Grant Program to Assist Low-Income Senior Citizens and Other Low-Income Citizens: Consideration of Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc. Request for Rehearing and Reconsideration: (Tony Wackerly, Preston Thomas)


R-4.     DOCKET NO. 40797: Application of XOOM Energy Georgia, LLC for Natural Gas Marketer Certificate of Authority: Consideration of Staff’s Proposed Procedural and Scheduling Order. (Tony Wackerly)

 

R-5.     DOCKET NO. 20504: Application of Commerce Energy, Inc. for Natural Gas Certificate of Authority: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation. (Commissioner Wise)

R-6.     DOCKET NO. 39638: Georgia Power Company's Fuel Cost Recovery Application (FCR-24): Motion to Defer Filing of Georgia Power Company's FCR-25 Fuel Case. (Commissioner Eaton)

 



 

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

December 6, 2016

Administrative Affairs

 

Consent Agenda

 

 

ITEM 1           FACILITIES PROTECTION

 

A.           No items.

 

 

ITEM 2           UTILITIES REGULATION

 

A.           Request approval to initiate a Consulting Contract with GDS and Associates, Inc. to provide assistance to the Staff on unit retirement and general modeling issues from Georgia Power Company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in the amount of $50,000.  This will be paid pursuant to the August 2, 2016 Order in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 1-4)

 

B.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Ben Deitchman to participate in Association of Energy Service Professional’s (AESP) 27th National Conference on Feb 13 through 16, 2017 in Orlando, Fl. Ben is one of four recipients of the New Professional Scholarship which pays the conference registration fee of $1395 in addition to one training course and a one-year AESP membership.  Travel expenses in the amount of $1,300 are to be paid pursuant to the August 2, 2016 Order in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state.

 

C.            Request approval to Engage JPMS Cox to perform an Agreed Upon Procedures Engagement to verify the access line counts reported by Windstream Georgia, LLC, Windstream Georgia Communications, LLC, Georgia Windstream, LLC, Windstream Georgia Telephone, LLC, Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, LLC, and Windstream Standard, LLC.  The access line counts are used to calculate disbursements from the Universal Access Fund pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 46-5-167(d)(2)(A). Audit fees are to be determined and will be paid pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 46-2-33. (No backup provided at this time.)

 

D.            Request approval to fill the Vogtle Position in the Internal Consultants Unit. (Back-up provided under separate cover)

 

 

ITEM 3           ADMINISTRATION

 

A.           Request approval of the minutes from the November 17, 2016 Administrative Session.

 










 

 

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