Vermont Public Service Board

February 2003 Orders and Decisions

ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 5, 2003

5947  ORDER APPROVING TRANFER OF OWNERSHIP PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. § 109 AND APPROVING FINANCING PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. § 108.  Petition of Alpine Haven Water Company, Inc. and AHA Water Cooperative, Inc. for approval of the sale of all of the assets of the Wter Company to the Cooperative, and of financing for its purchase and repair    Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6706  FINAL ORDER, CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING JOINT PETITION of WorldCom Network Services, Inc., MCI Telecommunications Corporation, and MCI WorldCom Communications, Inc. for Approval of Merger and Related Transactions, and a Name Change  
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6782  ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and MCImetro Access Transmission Services, LLC   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6792  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), and Citizens Communications Company, d/b/a Citizens Energy Services ("Citizens"), for a certificate of public good authorizing VELCO to install a 115 kV circuit on Citizen's existing 48 kV, 6.47 mile Irasburg - Mosher's Tap line located in the City of Newport and the Towns of Irasburg and Coventry, Vermont, and to make certain substation and line improvements in the Towns of St. Johnsbury, Irasburg, Highgate and St. Albans, Vermont, to be known as the Northern Loop Project      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

CPG NM-70  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING APPLICATION of Russell N. and Ellen P. Green for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 10, 2003

6467  STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Theodore G. Hedges & Sons, Inc., d/b/a Crystal Springs Water Company, for approval to borrow up to $600,000 for the general upgrade of its system   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat


ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 11, 2003

6415 
ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD.  Petition of Gleb Glinka, Chapter 7 Trustee in Bankruptcy of Vermont Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc. for a certificate of consent, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 109, to transfer a hydroelectric generation facility located in Hartland, Vermont, to North Hartland, LLC.
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Petition of North Hartland, LLC for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 231, to own and operate the North Hartland Hydroelectric Plant and for de minimis regulation     

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ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 12, 2003

5743  ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Investigation into the provisions of PSB Rule 3.700 -- pole attachments in re:  procedures necessary to attach to a pole; make-ready and related issues; and rates   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6246  ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.  Petition of Advanced Telecommunciations Network, Inc., for approval of a transfer of control      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6767  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Investigation into existing rates of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6795  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of HJN Telecom, Inc., for approval of a transfer of control
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CPG 731-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Alticomm, Inc. to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 732-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Better World Telecom, Inc. to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 733-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Consolidated Communications Operator Services, Inc. to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 14, 2003

5823-B 
FINAL ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Green Mountain Power Corporation for an amended certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j), authorizing the installation of four communications antennas and a related portable utility cabinet on the meterological tower at its wind generation facility in Searsburg, Vermont     

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ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 18, 2003

6778  ORDER RE:  MOTION TO COMPEL.  Investigation into Petitions for Modification of Certificate of Public Good Obligations of Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, FrontierVision Operating Partners, L.P., Harron Communications Corporation, Lake Champlain Cable Television Corporation, Mountain Cable Company, Multi-Channel TV Cable Company, Richmond Cable Television Corporation, and Young's Cable TV Corporation, all d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications
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6797  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Digitial Injection Line DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6799  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Lamoille County Loop DUP Target Area   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 19, 2003

5918 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCHEDULE REVISION In Re:  Designation of Eligible Telecommunications Carriers under the Telecommunications Act of 1996      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6798  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the White River Junction DUP Target Area   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6800 
PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Mount Snow DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6801  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Tafts Corner Substation DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6802 
PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Milton Subtransmission DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6803  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Milton Distribution DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6804  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Central Area DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6805  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Southern Loop DUP Target Area     Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6806  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Stratton Distribution DUP Target Area      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6807  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER.  Petition of Caruso Wood Products vs. Town of Readsboro Electric Light Department in re:  dispute concerning certain charges relating to the provision of electric service       Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 20, 2003

6290 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  SCHEDULE.  Investigation into the establishment of guidelines for distributed utility planning by Vermont electric distribution utilities      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 21, 2003

3724  FINAL ORDER RE:  PETITION of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. for Relief From Order in PSB Docket No. 3724      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

5841/5859 STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into Citizens Utilities Comany re:  alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the existing rates of Citizens Utilities Company      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

5841/5859 ORDER RE:  PRODUCTION OF LEGAL INVOICES.  Investigation into Citizens Utilities Comany re:  alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the existing rates of Citizens Utilities Company      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6289 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Z-Tel, Inc. for approval of a corporate name change
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6290 ORDER RE: IRP SCHEDULE.  Investigation into the establishment of guidelines for distributed utility planning by Vermont electric distribution utilities      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6596 ORDER RE:  FINAL SERVICE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY PLAN.  Tariff filing of Citizens Communications Company, d/b/a Citizens Energy Services, requesting a rate increase in the amount of 40.02%, to take effect December 15, 2001      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6775  FINAL ORDER RE:  PETITION of Chandler Electric Company for Injunctive and Other Relief Against Central Vermont Public Service Corporation      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6776  FINAL ORDER APPROVING POLICY BULLETIN NO. 9, AND CLOSING DOCKET.  Tariff filing of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. re:  proposed revisions to WEC Policy No. 9, Member/Consumer Deposits, to take effect November 15, 2002      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6789  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. Pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j) authorizing the replacement of three transformers at its substation in Lowell, Vermont   Order-Word Perfect     Order-Adobe Acrobat               CPG-Word Perfect     CPG-Adobe Acrobat

6796  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE.  Petition of Concert Communications Sales, LLC, to amend its CPG to reflect a name change      Order-Word Perfect     Order-Adobe Acrobat               CPG-Word Perfect     CPG-Adobe Acrobat

6811  ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING In Re:  Investigation into complaint of Kenneth Schramm vs. Frontiervision Operating Partners, L.P. in re: public access issues   Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

CPG 308  ORDER GRANTING PETITION of 360 Long Distance, Inc. for revocation of its Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG 383  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE In Re:  Petition of Long Distance of Michigan, Inc., d/b/a LDMI Telecommunications and d/b/a FoneTel, to reflect name change

CPG 480  ORDER GRANTING PETITION of Ernest Swanson for revocation of his Certificate of Public Good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont

CPG 538  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  In Re:  Petition of BCGI Communications Corp., for revocation of its Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG 575  ORDER GRANTING PETITION of Evolution Networks, Inc. for revocation of its Certificate of Public Good to operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 24, 2003

6763 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  SCHEDULE.  Investigation into the use by Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, of creosote-based preservative on new poles      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 25, 2003

5496 
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP REPORT AND NOTICE OF CONTINUED WORKSHOP.  Board Investigation into electric distribution line extension policies for the purpose of developing Board rules related to line extensions in re:  Phase II
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ORDERS ENTERED FEBRUARY 26, 2003

6209 
STATUS CONFERENCE REPORT.  Investigation into the Acquisition and Use of Central Office Codes by Local Exchange Carriers in Vermont      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

6813  ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF AND OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Investigation into tariff filing of Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, in re:  proposed amendments relating to collocation      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat

ORDER ENTERED FEBRUARY 27, 2003

6742 
STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Global NAPs, Inc. for Arbitration Pursuant to Section 252(b) of the Telecommunciations Act of 1996 to Establish an Interconnection Agreement with Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont      Word Perfect     Adobe Acrobat


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