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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of January 26, 2006 through February 1, 2006

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EL06-004      In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of a Territorial Agreement Regarding Electric Service between the City of Pierre, South Dakota, and Oahe Electric Cooperative, Inc.  

On January 26, 2006 the Commission received a request to approve an electrical territory agreement between the City of Pierre and the Oahe Electric Cooperative, Inc.  The agreement provides for future City of Pierre annexation of and extension of electric service into Section 21 and 22 of Township 111 North, Range 79 West, compensation to Oahe Electric for electric distribution properties acquired by the City of Pierre, and retention of the East ½ of Section 22 by Oahe Electric as a service territory.  Further provisions include provision of comparable service in Oahe retained service locations in areas annexed by the City and payment of sales tax by Oahe for retained service locations within the area of annexation. 

The City of Pierre and Oahe Electric Cooperative, Inc. are making the request pursuant to SDCL 49-34A-55. 

Staff Analysts:  Martin Bettmann and Nathan Solem
Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer
Date Filed:  01/27/06
Intervention Deadline:  02/16/06 


NG06-001      In the Matter of the Filing by MidAmerican Energy Company for Approval of Tariff Revisions 

Application by MidAmerican Energy for approval of tariff revisions which propose to base interruptible sales service gas costs on the daily market price of gas as opposed to monthly average system prices now currently used. MidAmerican will be able to align costs and bill each customer for their specific daily usage. MidAmerican is also proposing transition out existing over/under recovery balances during the upcoming months of March through August. 

Staff Analyst:  Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer
Date Filed:  01/31/06
Intervention Deadline:  02/17/06 


TC06-007      In the Matter of the Petition of Level 3 Communications, LLC for Arbitration of an Interconnection Agreement with Qwest Corporation 

On January 26, 2006, Level 3 Communications, LLC (Level 3) filed a Petition for Arbitration Pursuant to Section 252(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 for Rates, Terms, and Conditions of Interconnection with Qwest Corporation (Qwest).  In its Petition, Level 3 requested that the Commission arbitrate certain terms and conditions of a proposed Interconnection Agreement between Level 3 and Qwest.  Pursuant to ARSD 20:10:32:30, Qwest may respond to the Petition and provide additional information by February 21, 2006. 

Commission Attorney:  Rolayne Ailts Wiest
Date Filed:  01/26/06
Response Due:  02/21/06 

TC06-008      In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of an Amendment to an Interconnection Agreement between Qwest Corporation and IDT America, Corp. 

On January 31, 2006 the Commission received a filing for the approval of a Triennial Review Order and Triennial Review Remand Order Amendment to an Interconnection Agreement between Qwest Corporation and IDT America, Corporation.  According to the parties, this Amendment deletes, changes, adds or places conditions on certain UNEs.  Any party wishing to comment on the Agreement may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the Agreement no later than February 21, 2006. Parties to the Agreement may file written responses to the comments no later than twenty days after the service of the initial comments.  

Staff Attorney:  Sara B. Greff
Date Filed:  01/31/06
Initial Comments Due:  02/21/06

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