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09/21/2007 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 Public Service Commission (Commission) at the September 25, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM #2: DOCKET NO. 070572-TL PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF RULE 25-4.0665, F.A.C., LIFELINE SERVICE. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether Rule 25-4.0665, Florida Administrative Code, should be amended with regard to the Lifeline service Automatic Enrollment Process.

ITEM #4: DOCKET NO. 070419-TI INVESTIGATION AND DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE METHOD FOR ISSUING REFUNDS TO AFFECTED CUSTOMERS FOR APPARENT OVERCHARGES BY GLOBAL CROSSING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR HOMESAVER 1 AND CALLING CARD PLANS. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc.’s proposal to issue a refund to all customers who were overcharged using the Homesaver 1 Residential Plan and the Homesaver Access Calling Card from January 2007 through May 2007.

ITEM #5: DOCKET NO. 060822-TL PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT (COLR) OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO Section 364.025(6)(d) FLORIDA STATUTES,  FOR TWO PRIVATE SUBDIVISIONS IN NOCATEE DEVELOPMENT, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICA-TIONS, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether BellSouth (AT&T) has demonstrated sufficient "good cause" to warrant a waiver of its carrier-of-last-resort obligation.

ITEM #9: DOCKET NO. 070375-EG  PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS TO DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN BY TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on TECO’s petition for approval of 12 new demand-side management  programs and modifications to 9 existing programs.

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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