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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 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 June 30, 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.



1. EL03-017 In the Matter of the Filing by Otter Tail Power Company for Approval of Tariff Revisions. (Staff Analyst: Michele Farris, Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier)

On May 21, 2003, Otter Tail Power Company filed an updated tariff sheet for Commission approval. Otter Tail has entered into a Municipal Service Agreement with the City of Lake City, SD. The new agreement does not contain any rates, terms, and or conditions that would be considered a deviation from Otter Tail Power Company's tariff. Therefore, Otter Tail requests that the City of Lake City be removed from Otter Tail Power Company's Summary List of Contracts with Deviations.

TODAY, shall the Commission approve the Updated Tariff Sheet?


1. TC03-057 In the Matter of the Application of Qwest Corporation to Reclassify Local Exchange Services as Fully Competitive. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best, Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)

On March 14, 2003, pursuant to SDCL 49-31-3.2 and ARSD 20:10:24:11 Qwest Corporation filed with the Public Utilities Commission a request to reclassify local exchange and other related services as fully competitive in all Qwest exchanges in South Dakota. On April 15, 2003, intervention was granted to Black Hills FiberCom, LLC, Northern Valley Communications, LLC, Midcontinent Communications, PrairieWave Telecommunications, Inc., PrairieWave Community Telephone, Inc., Midstate Telecom, Inc., the South Dakota Telecommunication Association, and WorldCom. On May 22, 2003, Qwest filed its Motion to Apportion Deposit. On June 24, 2003, Qwest filed a Motion to Compel Discovery and a Motion to Reduce Time to Respond to Discovery. On June 26, 2003, PrairieWave filed a Motion for a Protective Order from the discovery sought by Qwest in its Motion to Compel.

TODAY, shall the Commission grant PrairieWave's Motion for a Protective Order?

Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
June 27, 2003