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12/31/2008 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 Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Agenda Conference.  Preceding the Agenda Conference, Commissioner Lisa Polak Edgar will be sworn in for a second four-year term at 9:30 a.m.

ITEM 3:

Docket No. 080641-TP  - Initiation of rulemaking to amend and repeal rules in chapters 25-4 and 25-9, F.A.C., pertaining to telecommunications.

Docket No. 080159-TP - Joint petition to initiate rulemaking to adopt new rule in Chapter 25-24, F.A.C., amend and repeal rules in Chapter 25-4, F.A.C., and amend rules in Chapter 25-9, F.A.C., by Verizon Florida LLC, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Florida, Embarq Florida, Inc., Quincy Telephone Company d/b/a TDS Telecom, and Windstream Florida, Inc.

The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on proposed rule changes to reduce telephone companies’ reporting requirements and streamline PSC regulations.

ITEM 6: Docket No. 070293-SU - Application for increase in wastewater rates in Monroe County by K W Resort Utilities Corp. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on the utility’s request for a rate increase.

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2008
11:00 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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