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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission


For the Period April 3, 2008 through April 9, 2008


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PS08-001- In the Matter of the Filing of the Investigation of the Natural Gas Incident of February 20, 2008, on Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.'s System in Pierre, South Dakota.

              On April 3, 2008, Commission Staff requested a formal docket be opened regarding an ongoing investigation into the February 20, 2008, natural gas incident in Pierre, South Dakota.  A report, including Staff recommendation regarding whether all pipeline safety rules were properly observed, will be filed for Commission approval at the conclusion of Staff's investigation.   

Staff Analysts: Nathan Solem/Daris Ormesher

Staff Attorney: Kara Semmler

Date Filed: 04/03/08

Intervention Deadline: 04/25/08



TC08-037 - In the Matter of the Filing by South Dakota Network, LLC for an Extension of an Exemption from Developing Company Specific Cost-Based Switched Access Rates.

              On April 8, 2008, South Dakota Network, LLC (SDN) filed an application for waiver of the requirement to file a switched access cost study as required by Commission rule ARSD 20:10:27:07. ARSD 20:10:27:02 provides that the Commission may, for good cause shown, either by its own motion or by application from a carrier's carrier, temporarily waive or suspend any rule in chapters 20:10:27 to 20:10:29, inclusive. SDN requests the waiver of the cost study requirement because of the costs and resources involved in producing a study, and indicated that a preliminary analysis indicates that a cost study would support higher rates.

Staff Analyst: Harlan Best

Staff Attorney: Karen E. Cremer

Date Filed: 04/08/08

Intervention Deadline: 04/25/08

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