Vermont Public Service Board

June 1996 Orders and Decisions



ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 3, 1996

5653 ORDER APPROVING BULK BILLING RATES. Board investgation into proposed tariff provisions of Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications and better TV of Bennington, Inc. re: bulk billing.

5888 PROCEDURAL ORDER. Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 1996-1997.

CPG 243 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Touch 1 Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Intrastate Telecommunications Service within the State of Vermont.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 4, 1996

5866 ORDER RE: SCHEDULING. Investigation into Petition of Petition of Vermont Business Visions, Inc. d/b/a VBV-Online re: Provision by Veront Telephone Company, Inc. of intrastate services of an unregulated basis; and request of VBV-Online for a temporary restraining order.

5889 ORDER DENYING EXPEDITED HEARING. Petition of Springfield Hydroelectric Company, etal. vs. Vermont Power Exchange, Inc. re: pooled trust fund monies.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 6, 1996

5835 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: MOTIONS TO INTERVENE AND NOTICE OF HEARING. Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation re: proposed rate design changes, to take effect December 1, 1995.

5858 ORDER GRANTING THE ISSUANCE OF A MORTGAGE NOTE. Petition of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., requesting authority to issue a note in the amount of 4,804,000 to the Rural Utilities Service in re: 1996-1999 Work Plan.


CONTRACT(S) ENTERED JUNE 6, 1996

SC 204 Gas Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Vermont Whey Company.

SC 205 Gas Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Wyeth Nutritionals Inc.

SC 208 Gas Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Missisquoi Valley Union High School.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 7, 1996

5765 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. Petition of the Town of Mount Holly requesting that Central Vermont Public Service Corporation disconnect the electric service to daniel M. Quaranto.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 12, 1996

5871 ORDER APPROVING A 46% RATE INCREASE. Tariff filing of Windtop Waterworks, Inc., requesting a 68.9% increase in rates to take effect February 1, 1996.

5873 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS. Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for authority to condemn and easement for the placement and maintenance of a distribution line across the lands of Quesnels Holsteins, Inc. and/or Victor E. Quesnel.

5885 ORDER GRANTING CONDITIONAL ISSUANCE OF A PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION. Petition of Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248(h), for an opinion on the proposed construction of an interstate, natural-gas pipeline to be located in Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex Counties.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 13, 1996

5883 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME. Board investigation into Mountain Cable d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications and Better T.V. Inc. of Bennington d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications re: implementation of unauthorized rates.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 14, 1996

5888 ORDER ADOPTING THE VUSF RATE OF 1.40%. Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 1996-1997.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 18, 1996

5806 STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM - STATUS OF DISCUSSION AND BRIEFS TO BE FILED. Investigation into Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc's. (VEC) procedures bylaw amendments and trustee compliance with existing bylaws.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 20, 1996

5270-CUC-3 STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM - STATUS OF DISCUSSION AND PFD TO BE FILED. Investigation into Least-Cost Investments, Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Management of Demand for Energy In Re: Citizen's Integrated Resource Plan.

5841/5859 STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND PROCEDURAL ORDER. Investigation into Citizens Utilities Company re: alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the exiting rates of Citizens Utilities Company.

5847 ORDER APPROVING SALE OF 1ST CAROLINA TO MOUNTAIN CABLE, FINANCING APPROVAL, AND AUTHORIZATION OF STOCK OWNERSHIP OF YOUNGS TV. Joint petition of First Carolina Cable TV, L.P. to sell and Mountain Cable Company to purchase the assets of First Carolina's cable television system; and petition of Mountain Cable company for: (1) a certificate of public good to own and operate sais system; (2) authority to aquire 100% of the voting securities of Young's Cable TV TV Corp; and (3) authority to mortgage or pledge assets and issue evidence of indebtedness.

5870 ORDER DISMISSING PETITION AND CLOSING DOCKET. Tariff filing of Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting authority to implement its Customer Pilot Pricing Program, to take effect 1/1/96.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 25, 1996

5722 ORDER DISSMISSING PETITION AND CLOSING DOCKET. Petition of Mackville Road Mobile Home Tenants Association vs. Eugene Bisson d/b/a Interstate Properties, Inc. re: disconnect notice for water service and need for a certificate of public good.

5752 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. Investigation of Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 1995 and to Establish a Cap on Universal Service Charge Payments.

5819 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 1995-1996.

5882 ORDER GRANTING PERMISSION TO ENTER THE SECOND AMENDED PETITION. Petition of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation for Consent to enter into the Second Amended and Restated Eurodollar Credit Agreement.

5885 ORDER ON CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION'S MOTION TO INTERVENE. Petition of Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248(h), for an opinion on the proposed construction of an interstate, natural-gas pipeline to be located in Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex Counties.

CPG 193 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Central Payphone Services, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 197 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of SmarTel Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 210 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of IdealDial Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 214 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Total national Telecommunications, Inc., d/b/a Total World Telecom for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 226 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Global Telemedia International, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 230 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Athena International, L.L.C. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 233 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Comdata Telecommunications Services, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 235 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of UStel, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 241 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of AmeriVision Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 244 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Phone Calls, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 246 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Global One, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 249 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Business Options, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 267 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Anthony J. Lapan, d/b/a Lapan Communications, for a certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Bristol, Burlington, New Haven, Monkton and Winooski, Vermont.

5886 PREHEARING CONFERENCE ORDER. Joint petition re: (1) sale of Small Cities Cable of Newport, Inc. to Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications; and (2) certificate of public good to be issued to Mountain Cable Company to own and operate said systems.

5886 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT. Joint petition re: (1) sale of Small Cities Cable of Newport, Inc. to Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications; and (2) certificate of public good to be issued to Mountain Cable Company to own and operate said systems.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JUNE 28, 1996

5851 ORDER APPROVING RATE INCREASE, RATE DESIGN, AND REVISION OF RULES. Tariff filing of Arlington Water Company requesting: (1) a 36.65% increase in rate (2) proposed rate design changes; and (3) revisions to its Rules & Regulations; to take effect October 15, 1995.

5872 ORDER APPROVING FINANCIAL PROPOSAL. Petition of Arlingon Water Company for authority to refinance its current debt, and to borrow funds in the amount of 90,550 from the Factory Point National Bank for proposed capital improvements.


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