FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMMISSION CONFERENCE AGENDA

CONFERENCE DATE AND TIME:  Thursday, April 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

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

DATE ISSUED:  April 7, 2015*

 

NOTICE

Persons affected by Commission action on certain items on this agenda may be allowed to address the Commission, either informally or by oral argument, when those items are taken up for discussion at this conference. These items are designated by double asterisks (**) next to the agenda item number.

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See Rule 25-22.0021, F.A.C., concerning Agenda Conference participation and Rule 25-22.0022, F.A.C., concerning oral argument.

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1**................. Consent Agenda. 1

2**................. Docket No. 140222-TC – Initiation of show cause proceedings against Tri-County Telephone, Inc. for apparent violation of Section 364.335(2), F.S., Application for Certificate of Authority, Section 364.3375(2), F.S., Pay Telephone Service Providers, Rule 25-4.0051, F.A.C., Current Certificate Holder Information, and Rule 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C., Customer Complaints. 2

3**................. Docket No. 140223-TC – Initiation of show cause proceedings against Florida Public Telephone Company for apparent violation of Section 364.335(2), F.S., Application for Certificate of Authority, Section 364.3375(2), F.S., Pay Telephone Service Providers, Rule 25-4.0051, F.A.C., Current Certificate Holder Information, and Rule 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C., Customer Complaints. 3

4**................. Docket No. 150001-EI – Fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor. 4

5**................. Docket No. 150009-EI – Nuclear cost recovery clause.
Docket No. 150001-EI – Fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor. 5

6**PAA......... Docket No. 150069-WS – Settlement proposal for possible overearnings by Southlake Utilities, Inc. in Lake County. 6

7**PAA......... Docket No. 130209-SU – Application for expansion of certificate (CIAC) (new wastewater line extension charge) by North Peninsula Utilities Corp. 7

8**PAA......... Docket No. 150035-EI – Petition for approval of energy purchase agreements between Gulf Power Company and Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, Gulf Coast Solar Center II, LLC, and Gulf Coast Solar Center III, LLC. 8

9**................. Docket No. 150100-EI – DeSoto County Generating Company, LLC's objections to Florida Power & Light Company's 2015 request for proposals. 9

10**PAA....... Docket No. 150053-GU – Petition by Peoples Gas System for approval of special contract with Nopetro-Orlando, LLC. 10

11**............... Docket No. 150073-GU – Petition for approval of revised flexible gas service tariff by Florida Division of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. 11

12**............... Docket No. 150055-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Sumter County by Jumper Creek Utility Company. 12

13**............... Docket No. 150056-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Palm Beach County by Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. 13

14**............... Docket No. 150057-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by HC Waterworks, Inc. 14

15**............... Docket No. 150058-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Lake Idlewild Utility Company. 15

16**............... Docket No. 150059-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Brendenwood Waterworks, Inc. 16

17**............... Docket No. 150060-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Harbor Waterworks, Inc. 17

18**............... Docket No. 150061-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Lakeside Waterworks, Inc. 18

19**............... Docket No. 150062-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Raintree Waterworks, Inc. 19

20**............... Docket No. 150063-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by LP Waterworks, Inc. 20

21**............... Docket No. 150064-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Sumter County by The Woods Utility Company. 21

22**............... Docket No. 150065-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Brevard County by Brevard Waterworks, Inc. 22

23**............... Docket No. 150066-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Washington County by Sunny Hills Utility Company. 23

24**............... Docket No. 150067-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by Country Walk Utilities, Inc. 24

25**............... Docket No. 110200-WU – Application for increase in water rates in Franklin County by Water Management Services, Inc. 25

 


   1**                           Consent Agenda

PAA                            A)  Application for Certificate of Authority to Provide Telecommunications Service.

DOCKET NO.

COMPANY NAME

150078‑TX

Offramp, LLC

 

 

Recommendation:  The Commission should approve the action requested in the docket referenced above and close this docket.

 


   2**                           Docket No. 140222-TC – Initiation of show cause proceedings against Tri-County Telephone, Inc. for apparent violation of Section 364.335(2), F.S., Application for Certificate of Authority, Section 364.3375(2), F.S., Pay Telephone Service Providers, Rule 25-4.0051, F.A.C., Current Certificate Holder Information, and Rule 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C., Customer Complaints.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

GCL:   Corbari

CAO:  Hicks

TEL:    Casey

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission accept the settlement offer proposed by Tri-County Telephone, Inc., to resolve the apparent violations of Sections 364.335(2) and 364.3375(2), F.S., and Rules 25-4.0051 and 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C.?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Commission should accept the settlement offer proposed by Tri-County Telephone, Inc., to resolve the apparent violations of Sections 364.335(2) and 364.3375(2), F.S., and Rules 25-4.0051 and 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C.  Tri-County should be required to remit a penalty in the amount of $300.00 to the Commission within fourteen (14) days from the date of the Commission Order. Tri-County’s Pay Telephone Certificate No. 7903 should be cancelled effective the date Tri-County’s $300.00 payment is received by the Commission.  Tri-County should identify the docket number and company name with its penalty payment, and the Commission should forward the penalty to the Florida Department of Financial Services for deposit in the State of Florida General Revenue Fund, pursuant to Section 364.285, F.S

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 If the Commission approves staff’s recommendation in Issue 1, this docket should be administratively closed upon receipt of Tri-County Telephone, Inc.’s $300.00 penalty payment and cancellation of Tri-County’s Pay Telephone Certificate No. 7903. 

 

 


   3**                           Docket No. 140223-TC – Initiation of show cause proceedings against Florida Public Telephone Company for apparent violation of Section 364.335(2), F.S., Application for Certificate of Authority, Section 364.3375(2), F.S., Pay Telephone Service Providers, Rule 25-4.0051, F.A.C., Current Certificate Holder Information, and Rule 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C., Customer Complaints.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

GCL:   Corbari

CAO:  Hicks

TEL:    Casey

 

Issue 1: 

  Should Florida Public Telephone Company’s response to Order No. PSC-15-0048-SC-TC be dismissed, Order No. PSC-15-0048-SC-TC finalized, and Florida Public Telephone Company penalized $2,000.00 or its Pay Telephone Certificate No. 5108 cancelled for its apparent violations of Sections 364.335(2) and 364.3375(2), F.S., and Rules 25-4.0051 and 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C.?

Recommendation: 

 Yes. Florida Public Telephone Company’s response to Order No. PSC-15-0048-SC-TC should be dismissed, Order No. PSC-15-0048-SC-TC should be finalized, and the Company should be penalized $2,000.00 for its apparent violations of Sections 364.335(2) and 364.3375(2), F.S., and Rules 25-4.0051 and 25-22.032(6)(b), F.A.C. Florida Public Telephone Company should be required to remit a penalty in the amount of $2,000.00 to the Commission within fourteen (14) days from the date of the Commission’s Final Order or its Certificate No. 5108 will be canceled.  The Company should identify the docket number and company name with its penalty payment, and the Commission should forward the penalty to the Florida Department of Financial Services for deposit in the State of Florida General Revenue Fund, pursuant to Section 364.285, F.S.   

Issue 2:  Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

  If the Commission approves staff’s recommendation in Issue 1, this docket should be closed administratively upon receipt of Florida Public Telephone Company’s $2,000.00 penalty.  Should the Company fail to remit the $2,000.00 penalty, its Pay Telephone Certificate No. 5108 should be cancelled and the docket administratively closed.

 

 


   4**                           Docket No. 150001-EI – Fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Graham

Staff:

AFD:   Barrett, Lester

ECO:   Draper

GCL:   Brownless

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve FPL’s petition for a mid-course revision to its 2015 fuel cost recovery factors?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Staff recommends the Commission approve FPL’s Petition for mid-course correction to its 2015 fuel factors.  The revised fuel factors should become effective with the first billing cycle in May 2015, which falls on May 1, 2015.  The recommended fuel factors are presented in Attachment A of staff’s memorandum dated April 2, 2015. 

Issue 2:  Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

No.  The Fuel and Purchased Power Cost Recovery Clause is an on-going docket and should remain open. 

 

 


   5**                           Docket No. 150009-EI – Nuclear cost recovery clause.
Docket No. 150001-EI – Fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Graham

Staff:

IDM:   Laux

AFD:   Fletcher

ECO:   Draper, Garl

GCL:   Young, Mapp, Brownless

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission grant FIPUG’s Motion to Dismiss DEF’s Petition to End the Fixed Levy Nuclear Projected Rate Component of the Nuclear Cost Recovery Clause Charges?

Recommendation: 

 No, FIPUG’s Motion to Dismiss should be denied in its entirety. DEF’s Petition states a cause of action upon which relief may be granted. 

Issue 2: 

 Should the Commission approve ending the LNP fixed rate component in the CCRC?

Recommendation: 

 Yes, staff recommends that the Commission approve DEF’s request to end the LNP fixed factors in the CCRC. 

Issue 3: 

 Should the Commission approve DEF’s request to defer collection of LNP project costs in the amount of approximately $54 million, along with carrying costs, until DEF’s litigation with WEC has been resolved?

Recommendation: 

 Staff recommends that it is not necessary for the Commission to take action on this request. 

Issue 4: 

 Should the Commission approve DEF’s revised tariff sheet No. 6.105?

Recommendation: 

 If the Commission approves staff’s recommendation in Issue 2, DEF’s revised tariff sheet No. 6.105 as shown in Attachment A of staff’s memorandum dated April 2, 2015, should be approved as it accurately reflects the removal of the Levy Nuclear Project fixed rate component.  The revised tariff should become effective with the first billing cycle in May, which falls on April 27, 2015. 

Issue 5: 

 Should these dockets be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No. Docket Nos. 150009-EI and 150001-EI are on-going dockets and should remain open. 

 

 


   6**PAA                   Docket No. 150069-WS – Settlement proposal for possible overearnings by Southlake Utilities, Inc. in Lake County.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

AFD:   Norris, Fletcher

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Barrera

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission accept the settlement offer proposed by Southlake Utilities, Inc.?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Pursuant to the settlement proposal, Southlake will make an across-the-board rate reduction of $233,076 or 21.47 percent of total revenues for water and $8,387 or 0.73 percent for wastewater, as well as a refund of $233,076 for water and $8,387 for wastewater over a 6-month period in 2015.  The Utility should file a proposed customer notice reflecting the Commission's decision within 15 days of the Commission vote.  The approved rates should be effective for service rendered on or after the stamped approval date of the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475(1), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), after staff has verified that the proposed customer notice is adequate and this notice has been provided to the customer.  The Utility should provide proof that the customers have received notice within 10 days after the date of the notice.   

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If no timely protest is received from a substantially affected person upon expiration of the protest period, the PAA Order will become final upon the issuance of a Consummating Order.  However, this docket should remain open to allow staff to verify completion of the refund discussed in Issue 1 and to verify that the revised tariff sheets and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  Once staff has verified that the refunds have been made in accordance with Rule 25-30.360, F.A.C., the docket should be closed administratively. 

 

 


   7**PAA                   Docket No. 130209-SU – Application for expansion of certificate (CIAC) (new wastewater line extension charge) by North Peninsula Utilities Corp.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Edgar

Staff:

ENG:   C. Lewis, King, Rieger

ECO:   Bruce

GCL:   Janjic, Crawford

 

Issue 1: 

 Should North Peninsula Utilities Corporation’s proposed territory amendment and main extension charge be approved?

Recommendation: 

  No.  The application fails to demonstrate a need for service in the territory requested.  Therefore, the application does not appear to be in the public interest and should be denied.  Denial of the application obviates the need for a main extension charge.  The service availability policy should be revised to reflect that there are no service availability charges because the plant is fully depreciated. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  If no person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed agency action files a protest within 21 days of the issuance of the order, this docket should be closed upon the issuance of a consummating order. 

 

 

 


   8**PAA                   Docket No. 150035-EI – Petition for approval of energy purchase agreements between Gulf Power Company and Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, Gulf Coast Solar Center II, LLC, and Gulf Coast Solar Center III, LLC.

Critical Date(s):

The Agreements each contain a termination provision for failure to obtain Commission approval through a final non-appealable order within 180 days of filing. Based on the critical date contained in the Agreements, a Commission decision must be rendered by June 1, 2015.

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ENG:   Graves

AFD:   Barrett, Fletcher

ECO:   McNulty, Wu

GCL:   Tan

IDM:   Clemence

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Gulf Power’s petition requesting recovery of costs incurred under negotiated energy purchase agreements with Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, Gulf Coast Solar Center II, LLC and Gulf Coast Solar Center III, LLC?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Agreements will provide cost-effective renewable generation that will enhance fuel diversity in the state.  The Agreements are projected to produce savings between $2.8 million and $17.4 million and contain provisions to ensure that the associated solar facilities will not adversely affect the adequacy or reliability of electric service to Gulf Power’s customers

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  This docket should be closed upon issuance of a Consummating Order unless a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Commission’s decision files a protest within 21 days of the issuance of the proposed agency action. 

 

 


   9**                           Docket No. 150100-EI – DeSoto County Generating Company, LLC's objections to Florida Power & Light Company's 2015 request for proposals.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ENG:   Graves, Vickery

GCL:   Murphy

 

Issue 1: 

 Do DeSoto’s objections to FPL’s Request for Proposals indicate a violation of any portion of Rule 25-22.082, Florida Administrative Code?

Recommendation: 

 No.  Desoto’s objections to FPL’s Request for Proposals do not indicate any terms which are unfair, unduly discriminatory, onerous, or commercially infeasible, pursuant to Rule 25-22.082(5), F.A.C. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 Yes. The docket to address objections to FPL’s RFP on a preliminary basis, pursuant to Rule 25-22.082, F.A.C., should be closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10**PAA                   Docket No. 150053-GU – Petition by Peoples Gas System for approval of special contract with Nopetro-Orlando, LLC.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Garl

GCL:   Barrera

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve the special contract between Peoples and Nopetro?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Commission should approve the special contract between Peoples and Nopetro. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

   Yes.  If no protest is filed by a person whose substantial interests are affected within 21 days of the issuance of the Order, this docket should be closed upon the issuance of a Consummating Order. 

 

 


11**                           Docket No. 150073-GU – Petition for approval of revised flexible gas service tariff by Florida Division of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Critical Date(s):

05/04/15 (60-Day Suspension Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ollila

GCL:   Barrera

 

Issue 1: 

 Should Chesapeake's revised FGS tariff be approved?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Commission should approve Chesapeake’s revised FGS tariff as shown in Attachment 1 of staff’s memorandum dated April 2, 2015.  When Chesapeake executes an FGS service agreement, notice of such agreement should be filed within 30 days with the Office of Commission Clerk. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  If Issue 1 is approved, the tariff should become effective on April 16, 2015.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance of the order, the tariff should remain in effect, with any revenues held subject to refund, pending resolution of the protest.  If no timely protest is filed, this docket should be closed upon the issuance of a consummating order. 

 

 


12**                           Docket No. 150055-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Sumter County by Jumper Creek Utility Company.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Janjic

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Jumper Creek’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Jumper Creek’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


13**                           Docket No. 150056-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Palm Beach County by Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Mapp

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Lake Osborne’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Lake Osborne’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


14**                           Docket No. 150057-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by HC Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Villafrate

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve HC Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  HC Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


15**                           Docket No. 150058-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Lake Idlewild Utility Company.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Janjic

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Lake Idlewild’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Lake Idlewild’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


16**                           Docket No. 150059-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Brendenwood Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Mapp

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Brendenwood’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Brendenwood’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


17**                           Docket No. 150060-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Villafrate

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Harbor Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Harbor Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed.  

 

 


18**                           Docket No. 150061-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Janjic

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Lakeside’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Lakeside’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


19**                           Docket No. 150062-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Lake County by Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Mapp

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Raintree’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Raintree’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


20**                           Docket No. 150063-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by LP Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Villafrate

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve LP Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  LP Waterworks’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


21**                           Docket No. 150064-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Sumter County by The Woods Utility Company.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Janjic

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Woods’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Woods’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


22**                           Docket No. 150065-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Brevard County by Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Mapp

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Brevard’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Brevard’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest.  

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


23**                           Docket No. 150066-WS – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Washington County by Sunny Hills Utility Company.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Villafrate

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Sunny Hills’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Sunny Hills’ request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


24**                           Docket No. 150067-WU – Request for approval of amendment to tariff for miscellaneous service charges in Highlands County by Country Walk Utilities, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

10/16/15 (8-Month Effective Date)

Commissioners Assigned:

All Commissioners

Prehearing Officer:

Administrative

Staff:

ECO:   Ortega, Hudson

GCL:   Janjic

 

Issue 1: 

 Should the Commission approve Country Walk’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience charge for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  Country Walk’s request to amend its tariff sheet for miscellaneous service charges to include a convenience fee of $2.60 for customers who opt to pay their water or wastewater bill by debit or credit card online or by way of telephone should be approved.  The charge should be effective for services rendered on or after the stamped approval date on the tariff, pursuant to Rule 25-30.475, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  In addition, the approved charge should not be implemented until staff has approved the proposed customer notice and the notice has been received by the customers.  The Utility should provide proof of the date notice was given within 10 days of the date of the notice.  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance date of the Order, the tariff should remain in effect with the charge held subject to refund pending resolution of the protest. 

Issue 2: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  If Issue 1 is approved, the docket should remain open pending staff’s verification that the revised tariff sheet and customer notice have been filed by the Utility and approved by staff.  If no timely protest is filed, a consummating order should be issued and, once staff verifies that the notice of the charge has been given to customers, the docket should be administratively closed. 

 

 


25**                           Docket No. 110200-WU – Application for increase in water rates in Franklin County by Water Management Services, Inc.

Critical Date(s):

None

Commissioners Assigned:

Edgar, Brown, Patronis

Prehearing Officer:

Brown

Staff:

AFD:   T. Brown, Fletcher, Norris

ENG:   Rieger

GCL:   Barrera

 

Issue 1: 

  Should the Utility's request for an extension of time to complete the pro forma plant projects be approved?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Utility’s request for an extension of time to complete the previously approved pro forma plant projects should be approved.  WMSI should have the plant projects completed no later than December 31, 2015. 

Issue 2: 

 Should WMSI be required to submit support documentation for its pro forma plant projects within 60 days of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s letter of clearance?

Recommendation: 

 Yes.  The Utility should provide support documentation for its pro forma plant projects to the Commission within 60 days of the issuance of the letter of clearance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). 

Issue 3: 

 Should this docket be closed?

Recommendation: 

 No.  This docket should remain open for staff to verify that the approved pro forma plant projects have been completed, and to complete the true-up analysis of the pro forma plant costs.  Once these actions are complete, this docket should be closed administratively.