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03/12/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CONSIDERS ITEMS OF INTEREST AT UPCOMING AGENDA CONFERENCE


TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Commission at the March 13, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 17: DOCKET NO. 060822-TL – PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 364.025(6)(d) FOR TWO PRIVATE SUBDIVISIONS IN THE NOCATEE DEVELOPMENT, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether Bellsouth has demonstrated sufficient "good cause" to warrant a waiver of its carrier-of-last-resort obligation.

ITEM 18: DOCKET NO. 060763-TL – PETITION FOR WAIVER OF CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT OBLIGATIONS FOR MULTITENANT PROPERTY IN COLLIER COUNTY KNOWN AS TREVISO BAY, BY EMBARQ FLORIDA, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether Embarq has demonstrated sufficient "good cause" to warrant a waiver of its carrier-of-last-resort obligation.

ITEM 19:

DOCKET NO. 060581-TP– PETITION OF ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER (ETC) IN CERTAIN RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY STUDY AREAS LOCATED PARTIALLY IN ALLTEL’S LICENSED AREA AND FOR REDEFINITION OF THOSE STUDY AREAS.

DOCKET NO. 060582-TP – PETITION OF ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER (ETC) IN CERTAIN RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY STUDY AREAS LOCATED ENTIRELY IN ALLTEL’S LICENSED AREA. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on whether the PSC has authority to designate Alltel as a wireless eligible telecommunications carrier.

ITEM 24: DOCKET NO. 060793-EI – PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF LONG-TERM FUEL TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS WITH DUKE ENERGY SOUTHEAST SUPPLY HEADER, LLC AND CENTERPOINT ENERGY SOUTHEASTERN PIPELINES HOLDING, LLC ("SESH PIPELINE CONTRACTS"), BY PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, INC.The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on the terms and conditions of a Progress Energy contract with the proposed Southeast Supply Header pipeline and the recovery of costs associated with the natural gas pipeline using the fuel cost recovery clause.

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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