Commission Agendas | previous page
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 1999; 10:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota
NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605- 773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 1999. Please keep in mind that a limited number of telephone lines are available. Every effort should be made for parties in the same city to be on the same line when calling in.
NOTE: Notice is further given to persons with disabilities that this Commission meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. If you have special needs, please notify the Commission and we will make all necessary arrangements.
ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
1. NG99-001 IN THE MATTER OF THE FILING BY MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO., A DIVISION OF MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC. FOR APPROVAL OF GAS EXTENSION POLICY RATE 120. (Staff Analyst: Keith Senger. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On February 1, 1999, Montana-Dakota Utilities filed for approval of Gas Extension Policy Rate 120. Montana-Dakota Utilities is proposing to revise this schedule in order to provide for the use of an Incremental Expansion Surcharge (Surcharge) for certain gas main extension projects. The proposed Surcharge provides for a payment option that may make the required contribution more palatable to the new customers while still ensuring that existing customers are not subsidizing the extension required for serving the new customers.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed Gas Extension policy rate 120?
1. TC99-008 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF HJN TELECOM, INC. FOR A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE IN SOUTH DAKOTA. (Staff Analyst: Keith Senger. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On January 22, 1999, HJN Telecom, Inc. filed for a Certificate of Authority to provide local exchange service in South Dakota. HJN Telecom, Inc. is a reseller which intends to offer all forms of intrastate local exchange services in areas served by any LECs that are not eligible for a small or rural carrier exemption.
TODAY, shall the Commission grant a Certificate of Authority to HJN Telecom, Inc.?
2. TC99-030 IN THE MATTER OF THE FCC ORDER ESTABLISHING NEW DEADLINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF INTRALATA DIALING PARITY BY LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On March 23, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order establishing new deadlines for implementation of intraLATA dialing parity by local exchange carriers: In the Matters of Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Petition of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell, and Nevada Bell for Expedited Declaratory Ruling on Interstate IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity or, in the Alternative, Various Other Relief, CC Docket No. 96-98, FCC 99-54 (released March 23, 1999). The order states that "[n]o later than April 22, 1999, all LECs must file intraLATA toll dialing parity plans with the state regulatory commission for each state in which the LEC provides telephone exchange service if a plan has not yet been filed with such state commission. Once a state commission has approved a plan, the LEC must implement plan no later than 30 days after the date on which the plan is approved." A ad hoc meeting on March 30, 1999, the Commission voted to open a docket and establish a procedural schedule in this matter. Local Exchange Carriers were requested to file an IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity plan by April 22, 1999. Additionally, on June 18, 1999, U S WEST filed a Motion for Rehearing, Submission of Revised Dialing Parity Plan Under Reservations of Rights and Advisement Regarding Customer Notification. U S WEST listed three issues on which it moves for reconsideration: the issues are enumerated items (1), (3) and (8) of the Commission's June 15, 1999 order. Also on June 18, 1999, AT&T filed a request for a waiver of item number (6) of the Commission's June 15, 1999, Dialing Parity Order as it is technically unable to comply.
ADDITIONALLY, shall the Commission grant U S WEST's request for rehearing? IF SO, what is the Commission's decision on the three issues listed by U S WEST? AND, shall the Commission grant the waiver to AT&T?
TODAY, what is the Commission's decision?
Sue Cichos, Deputy Executive Director
June 21, 1999