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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of October 2, 2003 through October 8, 2003

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five business days of this report. Phone: 605-773-3201


CT03-153 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Myrt Liebig, Aberdeen, South Dakota, against S&S Communications/Alterna-Cell Regarding Loss of Long Distance Services.

Complainant states that she purchased a ten year pre-paid long distance service plan. Service was terminated after only four years of service. Complainant seeks to be reimbursed for one half of the original purchase price of the contract.

Staff Analyst: Jim Mehlhaff
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 10/02/03
Intervention deadline: N/A


EL03-027 In the Matter of the Filing by Xcel Energy for Approval of its 2002 Economic Development Annual Report and 2003 Economic Development Plan.

On October 6, 2003, the Commission received a filing from Xcel Energy in accordance with Docket EL91-004 requesting: (1) approval of its 2002 economic development report; and (2) approval of its 2003 economic development budget.

Staff Analyst: Steve Wegman
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 10/06/03
Intervention Deadline: 10/24/03



NG03-005 In the Matter of the Filing by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a Division of MDU Resources Group, Inc. for Approval of an Extension of a Contract with Deviation with Merillat Corporation.

Application of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for approval of a contract with Deviations with Merillat Corporation. Merillat Corporation is currently served pursuant to a Contract with Deviations approved by the Commission in Docket NG98-002 which will expire on October 31, 2003. The new contract provides for service to continue to Merillat until October 31, 2004. Tariff revisions reflecting the new contract are included in the filing. Approval with less than 30 days notice was requested by Montana-Dakota.

Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 10/07/03
Intervention Deadline: 10/15/03


TC03-184 In the Matter of the Filing by Qwest Corporation for Approval of its Statement of Generally Available Terms and Conditions.

On October 1, 2003, Qwest Corporation filed an Updated Exhibit B to the Statement of Generally Available Terms and Conditions (SGAT). Qwest modified Exhibit B to include revised Performance Indicator Definition (PID) OP-5, New Service Quality. The modified PID was unanimously adopted by the Long Term PID Administration (LTPA) participants on August 6, 2003. Qwest requests that the Commission either approve the amended Exhibit B effective November 1, 2003, as agreed by the LTPA, or otherwise allow it to go into effect in accordance with 47 U.S.C. Section 252(f)(3). Qwest further requests that the Commission deem this revised Exhibit B to modify the SGAT and existing interconnection agreements that currently contain the PIDs as an exhibit. On October 3, 2003, Qwest Corporation filed an errata to the above filing. In its filing, due to a computer error, Qwest inadvertently left out three (3) pages of the OP-5 PID. With this filing, Qwest is providing the OP-5 PID in its entirety. Additionally, with this filing, Qwest is modifying the existing OP-3 PID, Installation Commitments Met, to reflect that there is no longer a different standard for the line-sharing measurement in Colorado.

Staff Analyst: Harlan Best
Staff Attorney: Karen E. Cremer
Date Docketed: 10/06/03
Intervention Deadline: 10/24/03


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