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11/16/2007 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 (PSC) at the November 20, 2007 Agenda Conference:

ITEM 11: Docket No. 070370-TLPETITION FOR WAIVER OF RULE 25-4.110(5)(C), F.A.C., REGARDING REQUIREMENT OF LOCAL EXCHANGE COMPANIES TO LIST TERMS FOR WHICH NONPAYMENT WILL RESULT IN DISCONNECTION OF CUSTOMER'S BASIC LOCAL SERVICE, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A AT&T FLORIDA D/B/A AT&T SOUTHEAST. The PSC will consider a staff recommendation on billing format.

ITEM 12: Docket No. 070126-TL - PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT (COLR) OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 364.025(6)(D), F.S., FOR VILLAGES OF AVALON, PHASE II, IN HERNANDO COUNTY, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A AT&T FLORIDA.  The PSC will consider a staff recommendation addressing the company’s COLR obligation in the development.

ITEM 21: Docket No. 070643-WSRESOLUTION NO. 2007-143 BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 367.171, F.S., RESCINDING FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JURISDICTION OVER PRIVATE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  The PSC will consider a staff recommendation addressing the county’s request to take over jurisdiction of private water and wastewater utilities in Charlotte County.

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 monitors safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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