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06/16/2006 Contact: 850-413-6482

Items of Interest at Upcoming Agenda Conference 6/20/06


TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Commission at the June 20, 2006, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3:

DOCKET NO. 060172-EU – PROPOSED RULES GOVERNING PLACEMENT OF NEW ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES UNDERGROUND, AND CONVERSION OF EXISTING OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES TO UNDERGROUND FACILITIES, TO ADDRESS EFFECTS OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.

 

DOCKET NO. 060713-EU – PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULES REGARDING OVERHEAD ELECTRIC FACILITIES TO ALLOW MORE STRINGENT CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS THAN REQUIRED BY NATIONAL ELECTRIC SAFETY CODE.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on proposed amendments to rules which address the construction of new underground facilities, the conversion of existing overhead electrical lines to underground, and more stringent construction standards for overhead electrical lines to withstand extreme weather events.

ITEM 5: DOCKET 060308-TP – JOINT APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF INDIRECT TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES RESULTING FROM AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER BETWEEN AT&T INC. (PARENT COMPANY OF AT&T COMMUNICATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES, LLC, CLEC CERT. NO. 4037, IXC REGISTRATION NO. TJ615, AND PATS CERT. NO. 8019; TCG SOUTH FLORIDA, IXC REGISTRATION NO. TI327 AND CLEC CERT. NO. 3519; SBC LONG DISTANCE, LLC, CLEC CERT. NO. 8452, AND IXC REGISTRATION NO. TI684; AND SNET AMERICA, INC., IXC REGISTRATION NO. TI389) AND BELLSOUTH CORPORATION (PARENT COMPANY OF BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., ILEC CERT. NO. 8 AND CLEC CERT. NO. 4455; AND BELLSOUTH LONG DISTANCE, INC. (CLEC CERT. NO. 5261 AND IXC REGISTRATION NO. TI554).  The Commission will address a staff recommendation on the indirect transfer of control of the facilities and operations of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. and BellSouth Long Distance, Inc. from BellSouth Corporation to AT&T Inc.

ITEM 9: DOCKET NO. 060154-EI – PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF STORM RECOVERY FINANCING ORDER PURSUANT TO SECTION 366.8260, F.S. (2005), BY GULF POWER COMPANY.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on the proposed stipulation and settlement agreement associated with Gulf Power’s petition for issuance of storm recovery financing order.

ITEM 11: DOCKET NO. 050958-EI – PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM FOR COST RECOVERY THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL COST RECOVERY CLAUSE BY TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY.  The Commission will take up a staff recommendation addressing Tampa Electric Company’s petition to recover costs associated with improved reliability of the flue gas desulfurization systems (scrubbers) on Big Bend Units 1, 2, and 3 through the Environmental Cost Recovery Clause.

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