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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
August 12, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. CDT
Room 414, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Chairman Gary Hanson called the meeting to order. Present were: Commissioners: Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen; Commission Counsel: John Smith and Rolayne Wiest; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards; Staff Analysts: Jim Mehlhaff and Paul Kenefick-Aschoff; and Staff: Sherry Dickerson

Also present were:
Ray Martinmaas, Martinmaas Dairy; Kathy Zander, SD Grain & Feed Association; Milt Handcock, Central Harvest States Midwest Coop; Chet Brokaw, The Associated Press; and Brenda Forman, SD Association of Coops.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Steve Domm, Central Farmers Coop; and Mike Traxinger, SD Farmers Union.

Rule Making

1.     RM13-001     In the Matter of the Adoption of Rules Regarding Grain Warehouses and Grain Buyers (Commission Counsel: Rolayne Ailts Wiest)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding dockets RM13-001. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2013, August 12, 2013, recording located at:

     Commissioner Fiegen moved to adopt the style and form changes proposed by the Legislative Research Council. Motion carried 3-0.

     Commissioner Nelson moved to adopt the final rules as proposed with the changes from the Legislative Research Council. Motion carried 3-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 11:33 a.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/S/Joy Lashley
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
PUC Email
August 12, 2013