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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period July 3, 2008 through July 9, 2008

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EL08-020        In the Matter of the Petition of East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. for a Declaratory Ruling on 115 kV Transmission Line Design.
        On July 7, 2008, East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (East River) filed a request for a declaratory ruling as to whether East River is required to have a siting permit per SDCL 49-41B from the Commission for a proposed 115 kV Transmission Line. Specifically, East River requests a ruling on whether a 115 kV transmission line generally running parallel to the road right-of-way and designed to site the poles in two locations, i.e., on the private side and on the public side alongside the road right-of-way line, with the poles located to generally touch the road right-of-way, meets the standard of following section lines, property lines, roads, highways or railroads contained in SDCL 49-41B-2.1(2). East River recently filed applications for two such lines: EL08-010 and EL08-016.

Staff Analysts: Bob Knadle/Brian Rounds
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Filed: 07/07/08
Intervention Deadline: 08/06/08


NG08-006       In the Matter of the Filing by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for Approval of Tariff Revisions.

            Application by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for approval of tariff revisions concerning its Gas Service Order. The Gas Service Order has been revised to reflect the elimination of the practice of offering new customers the option of installing an excess flow valve (EFV). As of June 1, 2008, in compliance with the United States Department of Transportation Regulations under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act, as set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 192, EFVs will be installed as standard construction practice on residential services under certain circumstances.

Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney: Kara Semmler
Date Filed: 07/07/08
Intervention Deadline: 07/25/08

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