Vermont Public Service Board

May 1999 Orders and Decisions


ORDERS ENTERED MAY 3, 1999

5969 FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING AMENDED INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone & Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Sprint Spectrum, L.P.      Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6117/6118/6119 FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING TARIFF FILINGS of Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for an increase in rates and other revisions to its tariffs, to take effect August 1, 1998, and of Better TV, Inc. of Bennington d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for an increase in rates, to take effect August 1, 1998, and of Young's Cable TV Corp. for an increase in rates, to take effect August 1, 1998   Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 4, 1999

CPG 461 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of United States Advanced Network, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

5697 ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of OptiCable,  Inc., for a certificate of public good to own and operate a cable television system in the Town of Vernon, Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5757 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Joint Petition of Warner Cable Communications, Inc. ("Warner") and First Carolina Cable TV, L.P. ("First Carolina") requesting:  (1) authority to transfer substantially all of its Ascutney Assets to First Carolina; and (2) petition of First Carolina, for a certificate of public good to own and operate a cable television system in Weathersfield, Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5759 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Citizens Utilities Company for declaratory ruling, pursuant to 3 V.S.A. Section 808 and PSB Rule 2.403, to interpret and define terms in General Order No. 51   Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5814 REPORT AND ORDER DISMISSING PETITION.  Tariff filing of Sunshine Water Company, Inc., requesting a 463% increase in its rates, to take effect May 1, 1995 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5849 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Amended tariff filing of Crystal Springs Water Company requesting a 124.17% increase in its rates, to take effect October 1, 1995, and revisions to its Rules and Regulations Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5892 REPORT AND ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of certain members of North Harbor Residents Association, Inc. for a declaratory ruling regarding prospective jurisdiction over the water system serving the residents of the "North Harbor" residential development located in Colchester, Vermont   Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6185 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Tariff filing of Hyperion Telecommunications of Vermont, Inc., requesting a proposed change to its Dedicated Services Tariff No. 4, for effect January 18, 1999     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6194 ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE AND AMENDED CPG.  Petition of Net2000 Group, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to reflect a name change to Net2000 Communications Services, Inc. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6216 FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING JOINT PETITION of SBC Communications and Ameritech Corporation for approval of transfer of control  Adobe Acrobat  WordPerfect



ORDER ENTERED MAY 5, 1999

5713 ORDER RE:  MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER.  Investigation into NET's tariff filing re:  Open Network Architecture, including the unbundling of NET's network, expanded interconnection, and intelligent networks Re:  Phase II, Module One
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ORDERS ENTERED MAY 6, 1999

6175 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of UniDial Communications, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6180 SCHEDULING ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Petition of EHV-Wiedmann Industries, Inc. for a declaratory ruling for confirmation of its right to select electric service from the Village of Lyndonville Electric Department rather than from its current provider, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6212 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of PaeTec Communications, Inc., for a certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in the State of Vermont  Adobe Acrobat  WordPerfect



ORDER ENTERED MAY 10, 1999

6061 ORDER REMANDING TO HEARING OFFICER.  Petition of Starksboro Aqueduct Company seeking:  (1) Board approval of the transfer of control and operation of the Starksboro water system to the Starksboro Village Water Cooperative; (2) approval of a lease to that effect; and (3) revocation of Starksboro's certificate of public good    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 11, 1999

5881 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Towne Hill Water Company, Inc. for authority to sell its water system to the Montpelier Fire District #1 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

CPG 340 ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of Travelers Telecom Corp. for revocation of its certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont

CPG 472 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Z-Tel Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



ORDER ENTERED MAY 12, 1999

5980 ORDER RE:  PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE.  Investigation into the Department of Public Service's proposed Energy Efficiency Plan in re:  Phase II    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 13, 1999

5713 ORDER RE: REQUEST FOR STAY OF FILING REQUIREMENT.  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 - UNE-P Issues Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6150 PROCEDURAL ORDER - CORRECTION OF TRANSCRIPT.  Joint Petition of Bell Atlantic Corporation and GTE Corporation for approval of Agreement and Plan of Merger Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6209 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCHEDULE.  Investigation into the acquisition and use of central office codes by local exchange carriers in Vermont    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 14, 1999

5270-CUC-3 HEARING OFFICER'S FINDINGS, BOARD DISCUSSION & ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Investigation into least-cost investments, energy efficiency, conservation and management of demand for energy in re:  Citizens's Integrated Resource Plan     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6225 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM RE:  SCHEDULE.  Joint Petition of The National Grid Group plc and New England Power Company for approval of the indirect acquisition of a controlling interest in New England Power Company    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



 ORDERS ENTERED MAY 18, 1999

5929 REPORT AND BOARD ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of MCImetro Access Transmission Services, Inc. for a certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in the State of Vermont and to resell the services of other carriers. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5955 REPORT AND BOARD ORDER DISMISSING PETITION of Long Distance Direct Holdings, Inc. for a certificate of pubic good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6047 REPORT AND BOARD ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  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 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6132 REPORT AND BOARD ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Tel-Save, Inc. vs. New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont regarding alleged violation of Sections 201(b) and 202 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and 30 V.S.A. Section 219 in re:  issues concerning LPIC freezes
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6161 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Dakota Services Limited for a certificate of public good to operate as a local and long distance provider of telecommunications services in Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

CPG 476 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING petition of Williams Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 480 REPORT AND ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION of Ernest B. Swanson d/b/a SwanTel Coin Phones for a certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont



CONTRACTS ENTERED MAY 18, 1999

SC 366 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Swanton Village Electric Department and Brown Foundry, Inc.



 ORDER ENTERED MAY 20, 1999

6117/6118/6119 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  FEES.  Docket 6117 - Tariff filing of Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for an increase in rates and other revisions to its tariffs, to take effect August 1, 1998.  Docket 6118 - Tariff filing of Better TV, Inc. of Bennington d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for an increase in rates, to take effect August 1, 1998.  Docket 6119 - Tariff filing of Young's Cable TV Corp. for an increase in rates, to take effect August 1, 1998.  Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 21, 1999

4817 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation-East Barnet Hydroelectric, Inc. for consent to the fourth amendment to letter of credit and reimbursement agreement with Toronto-Dominion Bank regarding East Barnet Revenue Bonds. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

4945 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for consent to fourth amendment to letter of credit and reimbursement agreement with Toronto-Dominion Bank regarding Seabrook Pollution Bonds. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5043 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for consent to amendment no. 5 to letter of credit and reimbursement agreement with Toronto-Dominion Bank regarding Millstone Bonds.
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6058 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for approval of fourth amendment to credit agreement in re:  petition for consent to issue up to $50 million aggregate amount of notes pursuant to a credit agreement among the company, Toronto Dominion (Texas), Inc. (Agent) and the lenders specified therein.
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6207 FINAL ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Northeast Digital Networks, Inc. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDER ISSUED MAY 27, 1999

5947 PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Petitions of Alpine Haven Water Company, Inc. and AHA Water Cooperative, Inc., for approval of the sale of all of the assets of the Water Company to the Cooperative.Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ISSUED MAY 28, 1999

5270VEC-2  REPORT AND BOARD ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Investigation into least-cost investments, energy efficiency conservation and management of demand for energy in re:  Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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5756 REPORT AND BOARD ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Kenneth and Kathryn Beebe requesting permission to abandon their water system located in Westminster, Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5850 FINDINGS, ORDER, CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT GRANTING PETITION of Customers of Chalet Village Water System requesting an investigation to determine if the water system comes under Public Service Board jurisdiction and Petitions of Ronald Colton and Chalet Village Water System, Inc. requesting: (1) a certificate of public good and establishment of rates and tariffs; and (2) approval respecting certain sales and leases of property used in connection with utility operations Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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6015 FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING PETITION of Green Mountain Power Corporation for an amendment to it's authorization and approval to issue up to $40,000,000 of long-term debt under a revolving credit agreement
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6084 BOARD ORDER CLOSING INVESTIGATION.  Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge  for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6101 PROCEDURAL ORDER AND EXTENSION OF EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD.  Petitions for renewal of certificates of public good held by Mountain Cable Company and Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6159  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of EZ Talk Communications, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a local and long distance provider of telecommunications services in Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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6167/6189 ORDER RE:  MOTION TO COMPEL.  Investigation into an alternative regulation plan for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont AND Petition of AT&T Communications of New England, Inc. for reduction to cost of intrastate access rates charged by New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6174 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Easton Telecom Services, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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6181 PROCEDURAL ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION TO FILE REVISED TARIFF.  Investigation into the use of a net metering system for the purchase and sale of electricity from small electrical generating systems to and from electric companies Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6195 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Level 3 Communications, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a local and long distance provider of telecommunications services in Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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6200 ORDER RE:  PART STATUS, SCOPE OF PRELIMINARY ISSUES AND MOTION FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE.  Joint Petition of the Villages of Barton, Jacksonville, Morrisville, and Swanton, and the Rural Utilities Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for:  (1) authorization for the transfer of all of the assets of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. ("VEC"); and (2) authorization either:  (a) for said Villages to jointly own and operate such former VEC assets; or (b) to form a new "Public Utility District" AND Petition of Vermont Public Power Supply Authority on behalf of itself, and the above Villages, to issue debt, in a principal amount not to exceed $40,000,000 in order to finance the acquisition of the assets of VEC Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6215  FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING JOINT PETITION of Louis and Sandra Daigle d/b/a Westfield Water System Company for consent to sell public water system and for revocation of its certificate of public good Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6220 FINDINGS, ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT GRANTING JOINT PETITION of RSL COM USA, Inc. to acquire the assets of One Step Billing, Inc.Adobe Acrobat  WordPerfect
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6222  FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING RESALE AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Norcom, Inc. Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6224 FINAL ORDER APPROVING RATE AT 0.95 PERCENT.  In Re:  Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6227 FINDINGS AND ORDER GRANTING JOINT PETITION of Big Planet, Inc. and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. for approval of corporate reorganization  Adobe Acrobat  WordPerfect

CPG 452 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Network Billing Systems, L.L.C. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 470 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of CenturyTel Long Distance, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 478 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Blackstone Communications Company for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 481 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of FON Digital Network, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



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