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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 9:30 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 March 31, 2003.
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 OF THE COMMISSION MEETING
1. EL03-011 In the Matter of the Request for an Electric Service Rights Exception between NorthWestern Energy and Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Staff Analyst: Michele Farris, Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier.)
On March 13, 2003, NorthWestern Energy and Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative filed a joint request for approval from the Public Utilities Commission for release of a customer from Codington-Clark to NorthWestern. The customer is located 3 miles West of the Town of Hazel in the SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 115 North, Range 55 West, Hamlin County, SD. NorthWestern has an existing overhead power line approximately 1500 feet South of the customer along the South side of said Section 16. Codington-Clark's closest power line is approximately 2 miles to the North and East of the customer.
TODAY, shall the Commission grant intervention to any parties that may have filed? AND, if there are no intervenors, shall the Commission grant the service rights exception?
1. TC03-041 In the Matter of the Application of Qwest LD Corp. d/b/a Qwest Long Distance for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota. (Staff Analyst: Michele Farris, Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier.)
Qwest LD Corp (QLDC) d/b/a Qwest Long Distance has filed an application with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Authority to provide interexchange telecommunications services in South Dakota. The applicant proposes to be a resale interexchange carrier that will provide intrastate voice and data long-distance telecommunications services, operator services, directory assistance and 800 services throughout South Dakota. QLDC proposes offering these services in the State of South Dakota after it receives approval from the Federal Communications Commission for its Section 271 Application.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the Certificate of Authority for Qwest LD Corp. d/b/a Qwest Long Distance?
Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
March 27, 2003