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10/19/2007 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 Florida Public Service Commission (Commission) at the October 23, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: DOCKET NO. 070467-EIPETITION TO DETERMINE NEED FOR POLK UNIT 6 ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT, BY TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing TECO’s notice of withdrawal and the ultimate disposition of the docket.

ITEM 6:

DOCKET NO. 070634-EISTAFF PROPOSAL TO REVISE ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMISSION-ORDERED WOOD POLE INSPECTIONS BY INVESTOR-OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

DOCKET NO. 070635-TLSTAFF PROPOSAL TO REVISE ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMISSION-ORDERED WOOD POLE INSPECTIONS BY INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS.

The Commission will consider a staff recommendation adding five items of information that have been identified by staff as necessary to ensure comprehensive pole inspection monitoring.

ITEM 7: DOCKET NO. 070567-TL
REQUEST TO APPROVE LIFELINE RESEARCH USING COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A AT&T FLORIDA AND EMBARQ FLORIDA, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing a request to also use the Lifeline Community Service Fund to support research activities which are in the public interest and designed to benefit Lifeline and Link-Up service.

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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