Vermont Public Service Board

June 1998 Orders and Decisions



ORDER ENTERED JUNE 1, 1998

5917 ORDER REVOKING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD. Petition of Duxbury Water Company, Inc. to sell its system to the Duxbury-Moretown Fire District

6090 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Resale Agreement between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Digital Signal Communications, Inc.

6091 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Resale Agreement between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and North American Telecommunications Corp.

6092 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Resale Agreement between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Jerry LaQuiere, A Sole Propietorship

6093 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Resale Agreement between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and NuStar Communications Corporation


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 2, 1998

6012 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PAYPHONE MARKET MONITORING AND GRANTING VCIL AND SPRINT'S MOTIONS TO INTERVENE AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE. Generic Investigation into the transition from regulation to competition for public telephone services in Vermont

6047 PREHEARING CONFERENCE AND STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM GRANTING MOTIONS OF BAVT AND ANTC FOR WAIVER OF PSB 2.201(C) AND ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Petition of ACC National Telecom Corp. ("ANTC") for arbitration to establish an Interconnection Agreement between ANTC and New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont pursuant to Section 252(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

6085 FINAL ORDER DENYING PETITION of STE/NE Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Northland Telephone Company of Vermont for approval to pledge its stock


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 3, 1998

5824 FINAL ORDER ACCEPTING STIPULATION AND CLOSING DOCKET. Investigation into City of Burlington Electric Department's Integrated Resource Plan filed on July 6, 1994

5975 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. In Re: Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department's Proposed Unbundling Tariff, to take effect June 1, 1997

6015 SUPPLEMENTAL FINDINGS AND ORDER AMENDING GMP'S CREDIT AGREEMENT. Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for authorization and approval to issue up to $40,000,000 of long-term debt under a revolving credit agreement

6076 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Network Long Distance, Inc. and IXC Long Distance, Inc. for approval of Agreement and Plan of Merger

6080 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of LCI International Telecom Corp. and LCI International Management Services, Inc. for approval of Agreement and Plan of Merger


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 4, 1998

5936 and 5900 FIFTH PROCEDURAL ORDER TRANSFERRING CERTAIN ISSUES FROM 5936 TO 5900 AND DENYING POSTPONEMENT OF HEARINGS. Investigation into entry of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont into InterLATA Services under Section 271 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 AND Joint Petition of New England Telephone & Telegraph Company d/b/a NYNEX, NYNEX Corporation, and Bell Atlantic Corporation for approval of a merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic Corporation into NYNEX Corporation

6050 SECOND PROCEDURAL ORDER ESTABLISHING DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING STIPULATION. Joint Petition of Topsham Telephone Company, Inc. and Citizens Telephone Company of Hammond, NY, Inc. for approval of the acquisition of Topsham Telephone by Citizens Telephone


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 8, 1998

5983 ORDER GRANTING AND DENYING IN PART GMP'S MOTION TO RECONSIDER. Tariff filing of Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting a 16.715% rate increase, to take effect July 31, 1997


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 9, 1998

6073 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Windtop Waterworks, Inc., requesting approval for the transfer of its assets to the Fairfax Fire District No. 1

6084 FINAL ORDER ESTABLISHING UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND CHARGE TO BE 1.06 PERCENT. Investigation into Universal Service Fund charge for fiscal year 1998-1999

CPG 405 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Amy Beaton for a Certificate of Public Good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone ("COCOT") service in Burlington, Vermont

CPG 406 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of sprint payhone Services, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone ("COCOT") service in Vermont


CONTRACTS ENTERED JUNE 8, 1998

SC 97 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between New England Power Company and Simpson Paper Company


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 10, 1998


6082 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT. Petition of the Vermont Department of Public Service for approval of a proposed contract to provide Telecommunications Relay Service in Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 11, 1998

5904 ORDER DENYING, IN PART, VTEL'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION. Investigation into the existing rates of Vermont Telephone Company, Inc.

6039 FINAL ORDER RE: ELIGIBLE FACILITIES FINDINGS. Petition of New England Power Company (1) for authority to transfer its hydroelectric generation facilities located in Vermont to USGen New England, Inc.; (2) for findings under 18 C.F.R. 365.3(b); and (3) for a declination of jurisdiction over or consent to the issuance of up to $100,000,000 in long-term debt and the execution of mortgage indentures or other financing agreements in connection therewith; AND Petition of USGen for a certificate of public good to own and operate hydroelectric generating facilities in Vermont and for de minimis regulation

6082 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of the Vermont Department of Public Service for approval of a proposed contract to provide Telecommunications Relay Services in Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 12, 1998

6101 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION and NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE. Petition for renewal of certificates of public good held by Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 15, 1998

6107 ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING and NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE. Tariff filing of Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting a 12.9% rate increase and a rate redesign, to take effect June 22, 1998


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 16, 1998

5713 ORDER GRANTING BELL ATLANTIC'S MOTIONS TO COMPEL AND TO ADMIT. Investigation into New England Telephone and Telegraph Company's (NET's) tariff filing re: Open Network Architecture, including the unbundling of NET's network, expanded interconnection, and intelligent networks in re: Phase II, Module 2: Cost Studies


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 17, 1998

6108 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION and NOTICE OF WORKSHOP. Investigation into preparations by Vermont utilities for computer operations in the year 2000


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 19, 1998

6054 ORDER THAT A CPG SHALL BE ISSUED. Petition of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, under 30 V.S.A. Section 248(j), for authority to construct and operate a 24,000-square-foot, three-story office building on-site at Vermont Yankee's existing generating facility in Vernon, Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 22, 1998

5850 ORDER ISSUING CONDITIONAL CPG TO RONALD COLTON. Petition of Customers of Chalet Village Water Company requesting an investigation to determine if the Water System comes under Public Service Board jurisdiction AND Petition of Ronald Colton and Chalet Village Water System, Inc. requesting a Certificate of Public Good and Establishment of Rates and Tariffs to take effect August 1, 1996

6012 PREHEARING CONFERENCE REPORT AND NOTICE OF WORKSHOP. Generic Investigation into the transition from regulation to competition for public telephone services in Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 23, 1998

6043 ORDER APPROVING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MODIFICATIONS. Tariff filing of Rochester Electric Light and Power Company requesting an 18.79% rate increase to take effect February 1, 1998

6089 ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE. Petition of International Charity Network, Inc. to amend its Certificate of Public Good to reflect a name change to Charities Network International, Inc.

6095 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER. Complaints of Philip Goodman, John H. Macomber, Peter J. Belli and Dale Carman, and all other persons similarly situated, vs. Central Vermont Public Service Corporation re: charges for electric service

CPG 375 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of ACSI Local Switched Services, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 389 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Network Operator Services, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 397 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Satellink Paging, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 398 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of MVX Communications, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 400 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Long Distance International, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 410 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of R&R Payphones for a Certificate of Public Good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont

CPG 420 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Universal Telephone Services for a Certificate of Public Good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 24, 1998

6083 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Investigation of Town of Stowe Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 4.47% rate increase, to take effect March 1, 1998

6109 ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE. Tariff filing of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. In Re: proposed rate design changes and the unbundling of retail rates


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 29, 1998

6039 FINAL ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION AND ISSUING CPG AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT. Petition of New England Power Company (1) for authority to transfer its hydroelectric generation facilities located in Vermont to USGen New England, Inc.; (2) for findings under 18 C.F.R. 365.3(b); and (3) for a declination of jurisdiction over or consent to the issuance of up to $100,000,000 in long-term debt and the execution of mortgage indentures or other financing agreements in connection therewith; AND petition of USGen for a certificate of public good to own and operate hydroelectric generating facilities in Vermont and for de minimis regulation

6090 FINAL ORDER APPROVING RESALE SERVICE AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Digital Signal Communications, Inc.

CPG 399 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of CSI Corp d/b/a Comm Source International Corp for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

CPG 402 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of SmartStop, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont


ORDER ENTERED JUNE 30, 1998

5831 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME WITHIN WHICH TO FILE NEW COMPLAINT. Petition of Victor R. Polewsky d/b/a Vic's Electric and Communications v. New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a NYNEX, and Frontier Communications of New England, Inc. d/b/a Frontier In Re: dispute concerning the quality of services provided by and the business practices of NYNEX and Frontier

CPG 299 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Communication TeleSystems International, Inc. d/b/a CTS TElecom and WorldxChange Communications for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont

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