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UTILITIES DIVISION AGENDA

FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

10:00 A.M.

 

 

                                            Proposed Consent Agenda



Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $22,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $21,500 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $1,000 in assessed civil penalties payable to the Commission for ultimate remittance to the State Treasury.

C-1.   
Consideration of Commission Approval of Signed Consent Agreements in resolution of the following GUFPA violations:

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
41102: Astra Grading & Pipe, LLC; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 16-01638 and 16-03894; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-8(e); $12,500/$11,500   

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
41168: Carl Owen Construction, LLC; GUFPA
                        Case No. 16-01711; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$5,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41193: Crossroads Leasing Co., L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-03066; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$5,000  
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-2.    Consideration of Staff’s recommendation to issue a Rule NISI for failing to address a Consent Agreement in the following GUFPA cases:

            (a)      DOCKET NO. 38742: CMES, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 13-01106,
                        14-01231, 14-01372, 14-01581, 15-02727 and 15-03524;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $20,000/$12,000 

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 39835: Universal Construction Company of
                        Georgia, Inc.
; GUFPA Case Nos. 15-02554, 15-03404, 15-04594,
                        15-04595, and 15-04597; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b),
                        25-9-6(a); $22,500/$18,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO. 40196: UFC, LLC d/b/a UFC Contracting; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-04033; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $5,000/$4,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.40372: James Moon d/b/a Moon Landscape;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-03902; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); 5,000/$4,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO. 40459: NuLink; GUFPA Case No. 15-03929;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(e); $7,500/$5,000

            (f)        DOCKET NO. 40490: Masterflo Plumbing; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        03950; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO. 40344: International, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 15-
                        04044 and 15-04481; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);
                        $10,000/$8,000

            (h)       DOCKET NO. 40528: Firm Foundations, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        15-04437; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e);
                        $10,000/$8000

            (i)        DOCKET NO. 40660: HVO Construction Services; GUFPA Case
                        No. 15-04478; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO. 40685: Mastec, Inc.; GUFPA Case Nos. 15-03877,
                        15-03878, 15-03880, 15-04551, 16-00061, and 16-00062;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $45,000/$36,000

            (k)       DOCKET NO. 40833: Unity Construction Co., Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-04593, 15-04721, 15-04723, 16-00453, 16-00544 and 16-
                        01650; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e), 25-9-6(g);
                        $32,500/$26,000

            (l)        DOCKET NO. 40834: U-Tec Construction, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-04599, 15-04600, 15-04601, 15-04856, and 15-04857;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a)(1), 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e), 25-9-
                        6(a); $25,000/$20,000

            (m)     DOCKET NO. 40842: T & J Industries Development &
                        Contracting, Inc.
; GUFPA Case Nos. 15-04537, 15-04568 and
                        16-00279; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $15,000/$12,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

 

 

C-3.    Consideration of Recommended Orders from Previous Admin. Session in the following GUFPA case:


            (a)      DOCKET NO. 40137: Witt Fence Company; GUFPA Case No.
                        15-03511; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); Order
                        issued 5/16/2017; $10,000/$10,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

C-4.   
DOCKET NO. 41207: Application of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Georgia (AT&T Georgia) for review of the NeuStar Number Pool Administration's (PA) Denial of Application for Numbering Resources in the Atlanta Rate Center. (Rachel Perry)

 

C-5.    DOCKET NO. 5750: Consideration of the request of Securus Technologies, Inc. (“STI”), Securus Investment Holdings, LLC, and SCRS Acquisition Corporation (“SCRS”) for Approval to Transfer Indirect Control of STI to SCRS and for STI to Participate in Certain Finance Arrangements. (Tonika Starks)

C-6.    Consideration of Approval of Negotiated Interconnection Agreements between :


            (a)      DOCKET NO. 41141: West Telecom Services, LLC f/k/a
                        Hypercube Telecom Services, LLC
and Knology of the Valley,
                        Inc. d/b/a WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 41142: Al-Call, Inc. and Pineland Telephone
                        Company
           
(c)       DOCKET NO. 41178: Onvoy Spectrum, LLC and TDS
           
(d)      DOCKET NO. 41179: Charter FiberLink – Georgia, LLC and
                        Trenton Telephone Company

(Patrick Reinhardt)

C-7.    DOCKET NO. 27241: Application of Southern Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a SouthernLINC Wireless for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the State of Georgia: Consideration of Change of Trade Name from SouthernLINC Wireless to Southern Linc.

(Patrick Reinhardt)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-8.    DOCKET NO. 29328: Gordon County-Wide Safety Plan;
            DOCKET NO. 30682: Application of Dalton Utilities for Amended
            Certificate of Public Convenience And Necessity for Gordon
            County;
DOCKET NO. 32703: City of Adairsville, GA’s Distribution
            Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity;
and
            DOCKET NO. 30705: Application of Atlanta Gas Light Company for
            Amended Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for
            Gordon County:
Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation to Grant
            CWSP, Amended Distribution Certificates, Pipeline-Only Right of Way
            Certificates and Waivers of Commission Rules.

(Janey Chauvet, Leslie Tench, Kelli Cole)

 

 

 

  

 

 

Proposed Regular Agenda

 

 

R-1.     DOCKET NO. 18870: Institutional Telecommunications Services: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation. (Leon Bowles, Dan Walsh)

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION

June 20, 2017

Administrative Affairs

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

ITEM 1           FACILITIES PROTECTION

 

A.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Michelle Thebert to attend the Georgia’s Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative (“GPERI”) Program in Albany, NY. Topic of interest:  PHMSA has promoted the Georgia program in other states. The total estimated cost for this trip is $1,255. (includes registration fee, hotel and meals).  The “Federal Per Diem Rate” of $59 is used in the cost estimate for meals for subject trip as prescribed in the State Travel Policy and is found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.  This trip will be principally federally funded through the Pipeline Safety reimbursement (to be charged to Unit 6).  Dates of travel:  July 31 through August 2, 2017 (page 1).

 

B.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Daphne Jones and David Lewis to attend the Inspector Training & Qualifications (TQ) Division’s External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) Field Course (PHMSA PL-3306) in Oklahoma City, OK.  This is a mandatory course for Pipeline Safety’s enhanced training and is necessary to maintain federal funding.  The total estimated cost for travelers’ trip is $3,320.  The “Federal Per Diem Rate” of $59 is used in the cost estimate for meals for subject trip as prescribed in the State Travel Policy and is found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.  The travelers’ trip will be principally federally funded through the Pipeline Safety reimbursement (to be charged to Unit 6).  Dates of travel:  July 24 through 27, 2017 (page 2).

 

 

ITEM 2           UTILITIES REGULATION

              

A.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jamie Barber and John Kaduk to attend the 2017 Solar Power International Conference which will be held September 10 through 13, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.   The estimated cost for both to attend is $4,624 which would be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (pages 3 and 4)

 

B.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Benjamin Deitchman to attend the Grid Evolution Summit, July 25 through 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  Registration fees in the amount of $495 have been covered by a scholarship. Total estimated expenses of $1,600 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 MOU in Docket No. 40161, therefore leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 5)

 

C.           Request approval to fill Vacancy in the Natural Gas Unit. (Back-up provided under separate cover)

 

 

ITEM 3           ADMINISTRATION

 

A.                       Request approval of the minutes from the June 2, 2017, Administrative Session.

 

B.                      Request approval for out of state travel for Bill Edge to attend the 2017 Solar Power International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada September 10 through 13, 2017. Solar Power International is hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and is the largest solar trade show in North America. The conference will allow attendees to hear the latest trends and policy updates that are impacting the U.S. and provide many opportunities to network with key players in the industry. Over 18,000 solar professionals attend. The educational program at the event will cover technology and integration, policy, utility and grid integration, solar + storage, and more. The total cost of the trip is $2,651 including registration fee, airfare, hotel, per diem at the federal rate and ground transportation (page 6)

 

 

 

 

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