Regulatory Information





9:00 A.M.



Proposed Consent Agenda



C-1.    DOCKET NO. 3: Consideration of Request for Universal Service Certification by the following Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.
            (a)      Alma Telephone Company, Inc.
(b)      Blue Ridge Telephone Company
(c)       Brantley Telephone Company, Inc.
(d)      Bulloch County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
(e)       Camden Telephone & Telegraph Co., Inc.
(f)        Chickamauga Telephone Corporation
(g)      Citizens Telephone Company, Inc.
(h)       Coastal Utilities, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink
(i)        ComSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
(j)        Darien Telephone Company, Inc.
(k)       Ellijay Telephone Company
(l)        Frontier Communications of Fairmount, LLC.

            (m)     Frontier Communications of Georgia, LLC
(n)       Georgia Windstream, LLC
(o)       Glenwood Telephone Company
(p)      GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications
(q)      Hart Telephone Company
(r)        Knology of the Valley, Inc. 
            (s)        Nelson Ball Ground Telephone Company
(t)       Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc.
(u)       Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
(v)       Plant Telephone Company
(w)      Planters Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
(x)       Progressive Rural Telephone Co-op, Inc.
(y)       Public Service Telephone Company
(z)       Quincy Telephone Company
(aa)    Ringgold Telephone Company
(bb)    Trenton Telephone Company
(cc)    Waverly Hall Telephone, LLC
(dd)    Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company
(ee)    Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, LLC
(ff)       Windstream Georgia Communications LLC.
(gg)    Windstream Georgia, LLC
(hh)    Windstream Georgia Telephone, LLC 
            (ii)        Windstream Standard, LLC
(jj)        Alltel Communications, LLC d/b/a Verizon Wireless
(kk)     Allied Wireless Communications Corporation
(ll)        Cox Georgia Telcom, LLC d/b/a Cox Communications 
            (mm)  Georgia RSA #8 Limited Partnership
(nn)    Southern Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a SouthernLINC
(oo)    T-Mobile South LLC
(Tonika Starks)

C-2.    DOCKET NO. 34736:  Consideration of the Application of ANPI, LLCfor a Certificate of Authority to Resell Interexchange Telecommunications Services.  (Tonika Starks)

C-3.    DOCKET NO. 13591:  Procedures For Central Office (NXX) Code Reclamation and Request for Extensions:  Consideration of Staff’s Request for the Commission to Direct the NeuStar Pooling Administration (PA) to reclaim block706-487-4 issued to Windstream Standard, Inc. (Rachel Perry)

C-4.    Consideration of Approval of Interconnection Agreements between the following Companies:
(a)      DOCKET NO. 36083:          TruVista Communications of Georgia, 
(b)      DOCKET NO. 36114:          DoveTel Communications, LLC d/b/a

                                                                        SyncGlobal Telecom
(Patrick Reinhardt)


Proposed Regular Agenda



R-1.     DOCKET NO. 34219: Complaint of TDS TELECOM on Behalf of its Subsidiaries Blue Ridge Telephone & Telepgraph Company, Inc., Nelson ball Ground Telephone Company, and Quincy Telephone Company Against Halo Wireless, Inc., Transcom Enhanced Services, Inc. and Other Affiliates for Failure to Pay Terminating Intrastate Access Charges for Traffic and For Expedited Declaratory Relief and Authority to Cease Termination of Traffic:  Staff’s Recommendation on TDS Telecom Motion for Rehearing and Clarification. (Dan Walsh, Patrick Reinhardt)

R-2.     DOCKET NO. 19341: Generic Proceeding to Examine Issues Related to BellSouth’s Obligations to Provide Unbundled Network Elements:  Consideration of CompSouth’s Request for Emergency Relief from and Objection to AT&T’s August 10, 2012 Filing Regarding Wire Center Impairment/ Reclassification. (Patrick Reinhardt, Dan Walsh)








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Proposed Consent Agenda



Note: The total civil penalties assessed for Item C-1below are $138,500. Of these assessed penalties, $122,500 can be mitigated with attendance at Commission approved damage prevention training, leaving a remainder of $16,000 in assessed civil penalties payable to the Commission for ultimate remittance to the State Treasury.


C-1. Consideration of Commission approval of Signed Consent Agreements in resolution of the following GUFPA violations:

            (a)      DOCKET NO.
 36053: Michael Salvo Individually and G.S. 
                        Construction, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No 11-02328; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-
                        8(a); $2500/mitigated

            (b)      DOCKET NO. 36210: Gwynne Hodge Individually and C.J. 
                        Hodge Enterprizes, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No. 11-02331; O.C.G.A. 
                        § 25-9-6(a); $2500/$2000

            (c)       DOCKET NO. 36211: Ronnie Lee, Individually and Walton 
                        Electric Membership Corporation;
 GUFPA Case Nos. 11-01438, 
                        11-01439, 11-01440, 11-03831, 12-04478 and 12-04479; 
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-8(a); $15,000/$12,000

            (d)      DOCKET NO. 36212: City of Cumming Water Department; 
                        GUFPA Case No. 12-04906; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b);


            (e)       DOCKET NO. 36213: Albert Davis, Individually and Davis Lawn 
                        Care Service, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04933; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-
                        9-6(a); $5000/$4500

            (f)        DOCKET NO. 36214: David Edmonson, Individually and d/b/a 
                        CC Construction; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04918; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-
                        9-8(a), 25-9-8(b), 25-9-8(d); $10,000/$9500


            (g)      DOCKET NO. 35815: Cornelia Spence, Individually and C&S 
                        Managing Services Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No. 11-01606; O.C.G.A. 
                        §§ 25-9-8(a); $2,500/mitigated
            (h)       DOCKET NO. 36216: Hotyt L. Copeland Jr., Individually and 
                        Copeland & Sons Grading, Inc.;
 GUFPA Case No. 12-04907;
                        O.C.G.A. § 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(d); $10,000/$9500

            (i)        DOCKET NO. 36217: Geoffrey Gillon, Individually and Aames 
                        Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case Nos. 12-04492 and 12-
                        04507; O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(d); $20,000/$19,000

            (j)        DOCKET NO. 36218: Michael Salvo Individually and G.S. 
                        Construction, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04686; O.C.G.A. § 25-
                        9-8(a); $2500/mitigated

            (k)       DOCKET NO. 36219: Joel Guerrero Cortez, Individually and 
                        Chris Cable Construction, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case Nos. 12-04815, 12-
                        04812 and 12-04814; O.C.G.A. § 25-9-8(b); $20,000/$16,500

            (l)        DOCKET NO. 36220: George P. Flanigan Individually and G. 
                        P.'s Enterprises, Inc.; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04687; O.C.G.A. § 25-
                        9-8(a); $2500/$2000

            (m)     DOCKET NO. 36221: Tola Haynes Individuallly and Madison 
                        Telecommunications, Inc.;
 GUFPA Case Nos. 12-04876 thru 12-
                        04879; O.C.G.A. §25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(d);  $25,000/$21,500

            (n)       DOCKET NO. 36222: Derrick Fowler, Individually and D. G. 
                        Fowler Electric Company; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04932;
                        O.C.G.A. §§ 25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(d); $10,000/$9500

            (o)       DOCKET NO. 36223: David Hubbard, Individually and d/b/a 
                        Premier Land Design; 
GUFPA Case No. 12-04729; O.C.G.A. § 
                        25-9-6(a), 25-9-8(d); $5000/$4500

            (p)      DOCKET NO. 36224: Christopher Walker, Individually, and 
                        Southeast Utilities of Georgia, Inc.;
 GUFPA Case No. 12-04809;
                        O.C.G.A. § 25-9-8(a), 25-9-8(b); $5000/$4500

(O’tania Jenkins, Will Culbreath) 

DOCKET NO. 34355: David Shackeford Jr., Individually and Shackleford Landscaping, Inc.; Staff's Recommendation to Adopt Order Setting Aside Prior Order and Adopting Consent Agreement.

(O’tania Jenkins, Will Culbreath)









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    Proposed Consent Agenda



C-1.    DOCKET NO. 36195: Slash Pine EMC: Consideration of Application for Financing Authority.  (Julia Truss)

DOCKET NO. 28320:  Regulated Provider of Natural Gas: Consideration of SCANA Energy's Thirty-Sixth Request for Universal Service Fund ("USF") Disbursement.  (Tara Surratt, Tony Wackerly)





    Proposed Regular Agenda




R-1.     DOCKET NO. 28320: Regulated Provider of Natural Gas:Consideration of DHS Request to Extend DHS and Staff’s current Memorandum of Understanding. (Tara Surratt, Dan Walsh)


R-2.     DOCKET NO. 35857:  United Energy Trading, LLC’s. Application for a Natural Gas Certificate of Authority:  Consideration of Staff’s Proposed Interim Certificate Order.  (Bolin Killings, Tony Wackerly)





1.         Georgia Solar Utility, Inc.  (Commissioner McDonald)









August 30, 2012

Proposed Consent Agenda





No items.




A.        Request approval for out-of-state travel for Jamie Barber and Dennis Sewell to attend an Air Rules Compliance Workshop presented by the NARUC Sub-Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment held September 26 through September 27, 2012.  This two day workshop will also include a tour of the Amos Plant located near Charleston, West Virginia which has recently completed retrofits for NOx and SO2 and is currently planning how to address other emission reductions stemming from MATS.   Jamie has received a NARUC RAFT to cover the expenses (flight, hotel, ground transportation) for this workshop.  Estimated expenses for this workshop are as follows:  Airfare: $400; Hotel: $100; Misc. (parking airport, mileage): $100; Per Diem: $36.  The NARUC RAFT will cover travel expenses other than meals to and from workshop. Based on estimated expenses, $600 would be covered by NARUC RAFT and $36 would be paid by ARRA Grant leaving no cost to the state for Jamie.  Dennis is awaiting approval of his RAFT request and if approved would leave a cost of $36 to the state. (page 1 and 2)





A.        Request approval of minutes from the Administrative Session on August 21, 2012.









Internal Affairs Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 2012

244 Washington Street, Main Hearing Room

Following Committees



A.    Utilities Division (Bond)

1.      Electric (Kernizan)

2.      Natural Gas (Tyer)

3.      Telecommunications (Bowles)

4.      Internal Consultants and Federal Activities (Epps)

5.      Implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (Aaron)

6.      Facilities Protection (McGriff)

7.      Consumer Affairs (Nantz)

B.      Operations Support (Brock-diPietro)

C.    Legislative and Public Affairs (Edge)

D.    Budget and Fiscal Affairs (Pritchett)

E.      Other topics, as needed.

F.       Our next Internal Affairs meeting will be on Thursday, August 16, 2012, after Committees.


Portions of this meeting may be closed to the public for any of the following reasons:


·        § 50-14-2—Attorney-client privilege;

·        § 50-14-3(1)—Staff meetings held for investigative purposes under duties or responsibilities imposed by law;

·        § 50-14-3(6)—Meetings when discussing or deliberating upon the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a public officer or employee; or,

·        § 50-14-3(9)—Meetings when discussing any records that are exempt from public inspection or disclosure pursuant to § 50-18-72 (15)(a) or when discussing any security plan pursuant to § 15-16-10 (10)(a). 



§ 50-14-4.  Procedure when meeting is closed


(a) When any meeting of an agency is closed to the public pursuant to any provision of this chapter, the specific reasons for such closure shall be entered upon the official minutes, the meeting shall not be closed to the public except by a majority vote of a quorum present for the meeting, the minutes shall reflect the names of the members present and the names of those voting for closure, and that part of the minutes shall be made available to the public as any other minutes. Where a meeting of an agency is devoted in part to matters within the exceptions provided by law, any portion of the meeting not subject to any such exception, privilege, or confidentiality shall be open to the public, and the minutes of such portions not subject to any such exception shall be taken, recorded, and open to public inspection as provided in subsection (e) of Code Section 50-14-1.


(b) When any meeting of an agency is closed to the public pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section, the chairperson or other person presiding over such meeting shall execute and file with the official minutes of the meeting a notarized affidavit stating under oath that the subject matter of the meeting or the closed portion thereof was devoted to matters within the exceptions provided by law and identifying the specific relevant exception.