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9:00 A.M.



Proposed Consent Agenda


C-1.    Consideration of requests to amend the business name on Certificates of Authority to Provide Telecommunications Services.
            Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company


            Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company d/b/a Relyant

(a)      DOCKET NO. 15479:          Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
            Wilkes Communications, Inc.


            Wilkes Communications, Inc. d/b/a Relyant Communications
(b)      DOCKET NO. 4320:                        Payphone Service Provider (5M-0308)
            (c)       NON-DOCKET:                    Intrastate Interexchange Alternate
                                                                        Operator Services (A-049)
            (d)      NON-DOCKET:                    Resell Interexchange
                                                                        Telecommunications Service (R-0118)
            Citrix Communications LLC


            GetGo Communications LLC

            (e)       DOCKET NO. 38042:          Competitive Local Exchange Services

(Rachel Perry)

C-2.    Consideration of request from Invision Telecommunications Services, LLC to Cancel Certificates of Authority to Provide Telecommunications Services.
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 40572:          Resell Interexchange
                                                                        Telecommunications Services(R-1129)
            (b)      DOCKET NO. 40573:          Competitive Local Exchange Services
(Rachel Perry)

C-3.    DOCKET NO. 41364: Consideration of Request by Bellsouth Telecommunications d/b/a AT&T Georgia for Expedited Review of North American Numbering Plan Administration (“NANPA”) Denial of an Application for Numbering Resources. (Rachel Perry)


C-4.    Consideration of Applications for Certificates of Authority to Provide Facilities-Based and Resold Competitive Local Exchange Services to Business and Residential Customers in the BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Georgia and Windstream Exchanges for the following companies:
            (a)      DOCKET NO. 41172:          Strome Network, LLC
(b)      DOCKET NO. 41143:          Progressive Cooperative
                                                                        Communications Services
(Tonika Starks, Leon Bowles)





Proposed Regular Agenda



R-1.     DOCKET NO. 8259: Petition of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Pursuant to Section 214 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996: Consideration of AT&T Georgia's Petition for Order Confirming Relinquishment of ETC Carrier Designation. (Patrick Reinhardt, Dan Walsh)





9:00 A.M.



Proposed Consent Agenda



Note:  The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1 below are $62,500.  Of these assessed penalties, $57,000 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $5,500 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.
40833: Unity Construction Co., Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        No. 16-00543; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5,000/$4,000

            (b)      DOCKET NO.
40834: U-Tec Construction, Inc.; GUFPA Case
                        Nos. 15-04599, 15-04600 and 15-04857; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a),
                        25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $12,500/$10,000  

            (c)       DOCKET NO.
40843: Jim Chapman Communities, Inc.; GUFPA
                        Case No. 16-00936; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e);

            (d)      DOCKET NO.
41211: Ron Hudgins d/b/a Hudgins
                        Handyman/Fencing Company
; GUFPA Case No. 16-00601;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$10,000

            (e)       DOCKET NO.
41215: Affordable Tree Service and Stump
                        Grinding, L.L.C.
; GUFPA Case No. 17-05356; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-
                        6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500

            (f)        DOCKET NO.
41257: Completecrete, Inc.; GUFPA Case No. 17-
                        05498; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(e); $10,000/$9,500 

            (g)      DOCKET NO.
41295: The Drain Surgeon, Inc.; GUFPA Case No.
                        17-05553; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a); $5,000/$4,000  
(Will Culbreath, Yolanda Clay)





10:00 A.M.



Proposed Consent Agenda



C-1.    DOCKET NO. 41346: Coastal Electric Cooperative: Consideration of Application for Financing Authority. (Alicia McBride) 




Proposed Regular Agenda



R-1.     DOCKET NO. 29849: Review of Proposed Revisions and Verification of Expenditures Pursuant To Georgia Power Company’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, Sixteenth Semi-Annual Construction Monitoring Report: Consideration of Advisory Staff’s Recommendation.  (Dennis Sewell, Pandora Epps)

DOCKET NO. 29849: Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle Semi-Annual Construction Monitoring Report Units 3 and 4: Motion on Procedural and Scheduling Order Framework for VCM Seventeen and Consideration of Continuation of Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
(Commissioner Wise)




 August 10, 2017





A.           Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jack Hewitt to attend the PHMSA Inspector Training and Qualifications (TQ) Division’s Welding and Welding Inspection of Pipeline Materials Course (PHMSA PL-3242) 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 $2,165.  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:  September 10 through September 15, 2017 (page 1).





A.           Request ratification for out-of-state travel for John Kaduk to attend the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1547 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection with Electric Power Systems Workshop which will be held August 9, 2017 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC.  The total estimated cost for attending the IEEE / NARUC Workshop is $825 of which $699.50 will be paid from the NARUC Reimbursement Authorization For Travel (RAFT) for the IEEE workshop, and the registration fee of $125 will be paid pursuant to the October 11, 2016 Memorandum of Understanding in Docket No. 36498, therefore leaving no direct cost to the State. (page 2)


B.           Request approval for International travel for Jamie Barber to participate in the Peer Review on Electricity Tariff Filing and Analysis in Sri Lanka, October 10 through 12, 2017.  The dates of travel are October 7 through 14, 2017.  NARUC will financially guarantee the expenses of the Peer Review therefore, leaving no direct cost to the state. (page 3)


C.           Request approval to fill the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) position within the Internal Consultants Unit.  

(Back-up provided under separate cover)




 A.                       Request approval of the minutes from the August 1, 2017, Administrative Session.


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