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10:00 A.M.



                                            Proposed Consent Agenda


Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $100,000.  Of these assessed penalties, $86,000 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $14,000 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.
41318: All Site Development LLC; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-01069; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
41385: McNair Construction Management, L.L.C;
                        GUFPA Case No. 16-03993; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
41391: North Grading, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case No 16-
                        04015; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
41396: Pavercraft, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 16-
                        04026; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500 

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41400: ProDirt of Georgia, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        16-04039; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000
            (f)        DOCKET NO.
41415: Dukes Electric Company, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 16-02255; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
41425: Lewin Construction, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 17-05669; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000


            (h)       DOCKET NO. 41441: Mossuto Enterprises, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 17-05469; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000


            (i)        DOCKET NO. 41446: MTR Erosion, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 17-
                        05474; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$8,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO.
41478: Russell Landscape Group, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 17-05601; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (k)       DOCKET NO.
41485: Select Landscape Group, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 17-05665; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);
(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.
38689: Bob Love's Plumbing & Septic Tank, Inc.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 14-01244, 14-01652 and 16-01188; O.C.G.A.
                        §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $30,000/$24,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
38790: Freeman Outdoor Lighting; GUFPA Case
                        No. 14-01377; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-8(e); $5,000/$5,000

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
39793: D & L Contracting L.L.C.; GUFPA Case Nos.
15-02735, 15-02737, 15-02797, 15-02798 and 15-
                        02799; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $30,000/$24,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
40241: Amburn's Grading and Landscaping;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04022; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
40313: Heritage Land Improvement, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-04779; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
40588: Complete Concrete and Masonry, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case Nos. 15-04221 and
15-04222; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-
                        8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e), $20,000/$16,000

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
40624: DKS Southern Property Maintenance, LLC;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04496; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a);


            (h)       DOCKET NO. 40631: Stephen White Grading, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-03357
and 15-04508; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (i)        DOCKET NO.
40632: Stoneage Stonescapes, LLC; GUFPA Case
                        No. 15-04514; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $2,500/$2,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO.
40668: Wi R Builders, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        04631; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(c), 25-9-8(e); $7,500/$6,000

            (k)       DOCKET NO.
40906: Black Stone Construction of GA, L.L.C.;
                        GUFPA Case No. 15-04091; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);

            (l)        DOCKET NO.
40950: Soil Erosion & Education, L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 15-03220; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); 

            (m)     DOCKET NO.
40947: K.M. Davis Contracting Co., Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 15-04406, 15-04407 and 15-04411; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-
                        8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(e); $15,000/$12,000

            (n)       DOCKET NO.
40962: V & D Cable Technology, L.L.C.; GUFPA
                        Case Nos. 15-03490, 15-03557, 16-00056, 16-00057, 16-00143,
                        16-01316, 16-01317, 16-01320, 16-01321, 17-05210 and 17-
                        05211; O.C.G.A. §§  25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $55,000/$47,500

            (o)       DOCKET NO.
41192: Green Lines, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        04144; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$4,000

            (p)      DOCKET NO.
41195: Bakers Complete Septic Tank & Plumbing
; GUFPA Case No. 15-04051; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a),
                        25-9-8(b); $5,000/$4,000

            (q)      DOCKET NO.
41200: Creative Multicare, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $2,500/$2,000

            (r)        DOCKET NO.
41201: D R Horton, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 15-
                        04765; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e), $10,000/$8,000

            (s)        DOCKET NO.
41287: D & L Contractors, L.L.C.; GUFPA Case No.
15-04244, 15-04245, 16-02233, 17-05382 and 17-
                        05383; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $30,000/$24,000
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)

DOCKET NO. 11716: International Telephone Group, Inc.'s Application for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Local Exchange Service and DOCKET NO. 33616: Network Billing Systems, LLC’s Application for Certificate of Authority to Provide Competitive Local Exchange Service: Consideration of the request of BCN Telecom, Inc. for Approval to Transfer Customers to Network Billing Systems, LLC. (Tonika Starks)

C-4.    DOCKET NO. 41343: Application for Permit to use Automatic Dialing and Announcing Devices (ADAD): Consideration of Application for Permit to Use ADAD filed by CSG Interactive Messaging, Inc. (Leon Bowles)

C-5.    DOCKET NO. 41421: Consideration of Approval of the Negotiated Interconnection Agreement between Level 3 Communications, LLC and Coastal Utilities, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink. (Patrick Reinhardt)

C-6.    DOCKET NO. 32235: Generic Proceeding to Implement House Bill 168: Consideration of:
            (a)      Inflation Adjustment to Benchmark Local Service Rate
            (b)      Filing date for 23rd UAF Year Applications
(Patrick Reinhardt)

C-7.    DOCKET NO. 36325: Georgia Power Company’s Advanced Solar Initiative: Consideration of Power Purchase Agreements for the Existing Customers Distributed Generation Program. (Jamie Barber, John Kaduk)

C-8.    Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation for issuing Notices of Proposed Amendatory Rulemaking for the following:
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 41465: Notice of Proposed Amendatory
                        Rulemaking on Commission Rule Chapter 515-7-3
(b)      DOCKET NO. 41466: Notice of Proposed Amendatory
                        Rulemaking on Commission Rule Chapter 515-7-6
           (c)       DOCKET NO. 41468: Notice of Proposed Amendatory
                        Rulemaking on Commission Rule Chapter 515-7-9
(Irma Ormeno, Tara Surrat)

C-9.    DOCKET NO. 38703: Regulated Provider of Natural Gas:  Consideration of SCANA Energy’s Twenty-Fifth Request for Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Disbursement. (Tara Surratt, Irma Ormeno)


   Proposed Regular Agenda



R-1.     DOCKET NO. 32235: Generic Proceeding to Implement House Bill 168: Consideration of Approval of Disbursements to 22nd UAF Year Applicant Companies:
            (a)      Alma Telephone Company     
            (b)      Blue Ridge Telephone Company 
            (c)       Brantley Telephone Company, Inc.     
            (d)      Bulloch Telephone Cooperative 
            (e)       Camden Telephone & Telegraph Co., Inc.
            (f)        Chickamauga Telephone Corporation  
            (g)      Darien Telephone Co., Inc.   
            (h)       Glenwood Telephone Company  
            (i)        Hart Telephone Company   
            (j)        Nelson-Ball Ground Telephone Company
            (k)       Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc.  
            (l)        Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 
            (m)     Plant Telephone Company  
            (n)       Planters Rural Telephone Cooperative

            (o)       Progressive Rural Telephone Co-op., Inc.
            (p)      Public Service Telephone Company   
            (q)      Ringgold Telephone Company  
            (r)        Trenton Telephone Company  
            (s)        Waverly Hall Telephone, LLC    

(Patrick Reinhardt, Leon Bowles, Dan Walsh)


R-2.     DOCKET NO. 41384: Petition by Comcast Phone of Georgia, LLC for Arbitration with Public Service Telephone Company: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation.  (Dan Walsh, Leon Bowles, Patrick Reinhardt)

R-3.     DOCKET NO. 41533:  Request for Proposal for Regulated Provider of Natural Gas Service for Years 2018-2020: Consideration of Staff’s Recommendation. (Tara Surratt, Dan Walsh)

R-4.     DOCKET NO. 40706: Georgia Power Company’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative: Consideration of Program Guidelines and Power Purchase Agreement for the Customer Sited Distributed Generation Program. (John Kaduk, Jamie Barber)




October 17, 2017

Administrative Affairs






A.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jack Hewitt to attend the PHMSA Inspector Training and Qualifications (TQ) Division Safety Evaluation of Distribution Integrity Management Programs (DIMP) Course (PHMSA PL-1245) 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 this trip is $2,181. 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  The traveler’s trip will be principally federally funded through the Pipeline Safety reimbursement (to be charged to Unit 6).  Dates of travel:  November 13 through November 16, 2017 (page 1).





A.                      Request approval for Tara Surratt, Ade Adeniyi, Janice Sears, Dhwani Chheda and Irma Ormeno to visit the Regulated Provider’s Call Center November 6, 2017 in Aiken, SC.   The purpose of the visit is to see the day to day operations and to stay abreast with the Regulated Provider Program.  The estimated cost for travel is $307.  (page 2)





A.                       Request approval of the minutes from the October 3, 2017, Administrative Session.






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