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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period October 6, 2011, through October 12, 2011


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RM11-001 - In the Matter of the Adoption of Rules Regarding Renewable Energy Credits and Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy; Gas and Electric Customer Billing; ARSD 20:10:22:05; and ARSD 20:10:36:02

A public hearing will be held in Room 413, 4th floor, State Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota, on November 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., to consider the adoption and amendment of proposed rules numbered: 20:10:22:05, 20:10:36:02, 20:10:17:06, 20:10:17:07, 20:10:17:08, 20:10:17:09, 20:10:17:09.01, 20:10:17:09.02, and 20:10:38:01 to 20:10:38:07, inclusive.

Persons interested in presenting data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may do so by appearing in person at the hearing or by sending them to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, State Capitol, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-1234.  Material sent by mail must reach the Public Utilities Commission by November 21, 2011, to be considered. After the hearing, the Commission will consider all written and oral comments it receives on the proposed rules. The Commission may modify or amend a proposed rule at that time to include or exclude matters that are described in this notice.

Commission Counsel: Rolayne Ailts Wiest
Date Filed: October 12, 2011
Hearing Date: November 9, 2011
Written Comments Due: November 21, 2011


TC11-087 - In the Matter of the Application of Native American Telecom, LLC for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services and Local Exchange Services in South Dakota

On October 11, 2011, Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT) filed an application for a certificate of authority to provide local exchange and interexchange service within the study area of Midstate Communications, Inc. NAT states that it is a tribally-owned full service telecommunications carrier operating on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation pursuant to an Order Granting Approval to Provide Telecommunications Service by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Crow Creek Utility Authority dated October 28, 2008. NAT seeks to expand its authority to include areas within Midstate's study area off of the Crow Creek reservation.

Staff Analyst:  Bobbi Bourk
Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer
Date Filed:  10/11/11
Intervention Deadline:  10/28/11