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11/10/2008 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 Thursday, November 13, 2008 Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: DOCKET NO. 080641-TPInitiation of Rulemaking to Amend and Repeal Rules in Chapters 25-4 and 25-9, F.A.C., Pertaining to Telecommunications.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether the amendment/repeal of these rules should be proposed. 

ITEM 4: DOCKET NO. 070699-TPPetition by Intrado Communications, Inc. for Arbitration of Certain Rates, Terms, and Conditions for Interconnection and Related Arrangements with Embarq Florida, Inc., Pursuant to Section 252(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended, and Section 364.162, F.S.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing what services Intrado provides or intends to provide and whether interconnection for these services would be provided pursuant to Section 251(a) or Section 251(c) of the Telecom Act.

ITEM 5: DOCKET NO. 070736-TPPetition by Intrado Communications, Inc. for Arbitration of Certain Rates, Terms, and Conditions for Interconnection and Related Arrangements with BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., d/b/a AT&T Florida, Pursuant to Section 252(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended, and Sections 120.80(13), 120.57(1), 364.15, 364.16, 364.161, and 364.162, F.S., and Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing what services Intrado provides or intends to provide and whether interconnection for these services would be provided pursuant to Section 251(a) or Section 251(c) of the Telecom Act.

ITEM 12:  DOCKET NO. 080395–EGPetition for Approval of Modifications to Demand-Side Management Plan by Gulf Power Company.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing Gulf Power’s request to modify its demand-side management plan by adding a Solar Thermal Water Heating Pilot Program and an Energy Education Program.

ITEM 19:  DOCKET NO. 070695-WSApplication for Increase in Water and Wastewater Rates in Martin County by Miles Grant Water and Sewer Company.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on new rates for residential water and wastewater service.

The Agenda Conference is scheduled for the following time and location:

Thursday, November 13, 2008
9:30 a.m.

Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida

The Agenda Conference is broadcast on the Florida Channel (check your local listings) and is available online by going to www.floridapsc.com and selecting Commission Calendar on the top right of the Web page.

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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