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This meeting was changed to Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 8:30 a.m.
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
February 3, 2003; 11:00 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Public Utilities Commission Cactus Conference Room,Pierre, South Dakota
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AGENDA OF THE AD HOC MEETING
Application by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for approval to increase rates for natural gas service in its Black Hills service territory by $2,173,380, or 5.8% based on a 2003 projected test year. The proposed increase for a residential customer would average about $2.50 per month. The proposed rates may potentially affect about 40,800 natural gas customers in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Staff is submitting a proposed contract for consulting services to the Commission
TODAY, shall the Commission approve staff's proposed contract?
On October 25, 2001, Qwest Corporation filed with the Commission a Petition For Commission Recommendation That The Federal Communications Commission Grant Qwest Corporation Entry Into The In-Region InterLATA Market Under Section 271 Of The Telecommunications Act Of 1996. Specifically, Qwest Corporation requests that this Commission find, based upon the record presented, that Qwest Corporation has met the competitive checklist and other requirements of 47 U.S.C. Section 271, which prescribes the mechanism by which Qwest Corporation may be found eligible to provide in-region interLATA services and rely upon that finding to provide a favorable recommendation to the Federal Communications Commission. In support of its petition, Qwest Corporation submitted 25 affidavits, a revised Statement of Generally Available Terms, and 7 Reports submitted in the Seven-State Process.
TODAY, what is the Commission's decision regarding Qwest's compliance filings AND what is the Commission's recommendation to the FCC?
Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
January 30, 2003