CONFERENCE DATE AND TIME: †Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION:† Betty Easley Conference Center, Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room 148

DATE ISSUED:October 10, 2014



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†† 1**†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Docket No. 130230-SU Ė Application for amendment of territory for Certificate No.† 300-S in Lee County by Forest Utilities, Inc.

Critical Date(s):


Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:



ENG:†† Lee, Lewis

ECO:†† Bruce, Hudson

GCL:†† Brownless


Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Forestís application to amend Certificate No. 300-S to include additional territory in Lee County?


 Yes.† It is in the public interest to amend Certificate No. 300-S to include the additional territory which Forest is requesting to serve, effective the date of the Commissionís vote.† The resultant order should serve as Forestís amended certificate and should be retained by the Utility.†

Issue 2: 

Does the Commissionís approval of Forestís application to amend Certificate No. 300-S to include Jamaica Bay constitute a de facto approval of the terms of the Settlement by the Commission?†††


No.† The Settlement was negotiated between Jamaica Bay and Forest as a resolution of all of the issues raised in the circuit court breach of contract case between these parties.† The Settlement is not binding on the Commission and the Commissionís approval of the request for amendment of its certificated service territory to add Jamaica Bay does not constitute the Commissionís approval of any of the terms of the Settlement.†

Issue 3: 

 Should Forestís request to cancel Seventh Revised Tariff Sheet No. 17.1 be approved?

Recommendation:† Yes.† Staff recommends that Forestís request to cancel Seventh Revised Tariff Sheet No. 17.1 be approved.†

Issue 4: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: If the Commission approves staffís recommendations, the docket should be closed.