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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 1:30 P.M.

1800 E Spruce Street, Mitchell, South Dakota

2205 Career Place/USDSU Building RM 282, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

501 E Saint Joseph St/Classroom Building RM 109, Rapid City, South Dakota

DDN Room Cap A, State Capitol Building, Pierre, South Dakota


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1.     Consideration of Amendments to the Commission's Procedural Rules to Implement Electronic Filing and to Update Complaint Procedures and Other Procedural Rules.  (Commission Attorney:  John Smith)


Rules currently governing the filing of documents with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) require paper filing and paper service of all documents, and require parties to include 10 copies of all documents submitted to the Commission.  For some time now, the Commission has been exploring ways to utilize the Internet and computer technology both to reduce the flow of paper and to make the Commission's operations more efficient and economical for both the Commission and its staff and for constituents. Additionally, as the case load at the Commission has evolved over time and an increasing number of filings have involved inter-company cases, discussions among the Commission, Staff and counsel who regularly practice before the Commission have suggested the appropriateness of changes to the Commission's complaint procedures and other procedural rules to reflect these changes and the realities of the way cases are currently handled.


TODAY, shall the Commission Open a Docket and Accept Comments on How to Proceed with its Consideration of Electronic Filing, the Commission's Complaint Procedures and Other Procedural Rules?



1.     At 10:00 a.m. on June 12, 2006, Commissioners and Staff will be meeting with representatives of MidAmerican Energy in the Lewis & Clark Rural Water Board Room (401 E. 8th Street, Sioux Falls) to discuss the potential for wind development in South Dakota.


Heather K. Forney

Deputy Executive Director

June 7, 2006