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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of July 12, 2007 through July 18, 2007

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PS07-002        In the Matter of the Filing of the Investigation of the Natural Gas Incident of March 8, 2007, in Mitchell, South Dakota. 

            On July 13, 2007, the Commission Staff requested that a formal docket be opened into the ongoing investigation into the March 8, 2007, natural gas explosion at 1612 Bridle Drive, Mitchell, South Dakota.  By opening this docket the Commission can set forth a formal process for review of the investigation report.  

Staff Analyst: Martin Bettmann
Staff Attorney: Kara Van Bockern
Date Filed: 07/13/07
Intervention Deadline: 08/27/07 


TC07-084        In the Matter of the Filing by NOS Communications, Inc. for a Continuation of an Exemption from Developing Company Specific Cost-Based Switched Access Rates. 

            On March 7, 2003, the Commission issued an Order granting NOS Communications, Inc. an exemption from filing company specific cost-based switched access rates and allowed NOS Communications, Inc. to mirror the Qwest rates.  On July 17, 2007, NOS Communications, Inc. filed a petition requesting a continuation of that exemption. 

Staff Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Kara Van Bockern
Dated Filed: 07/17/07
Intervention Deadline: 08/03/07 

TC07-085        In the Matter of the Filing by Primus Telecommunications, Inc. for Approval of Relief of Certification Requirement to Post Surety Bond. 

            On August 14, 1996, and on February 27, 1998, the Commission issued Orders granting Primus Telecommunications, Inc. authority to provided interexchange telecommunications services in South Dakota, subject to posting a $25,000 bond.  On July 17, 2007, the Commission received a filing from Primus Telecommunications, Inc. requesting relief from the bond requirement. 

Staff Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Filed: 07/17/07
Intervention Deadline: 08/03/07 

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