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TITLE 170 INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Emergency Rule
LSA Document #12-466(E)

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Temporarily amends 170 IAC 1-6-3 to allow intrastate access tariff filings to be filed under the commission's 30 day administrative filing rule. Temporarily amends 170 IAC 1-6-6 to provide an alternative means for utilities filing intrastate access tariff changes to provide the required notice. Effective August 8, 2012.


SECTION 1. 170 IAC 1-6-3 IS TEMPORARILY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: The following types of filings are allowable under the procedures and guidelines of this rule:
(1) Rates and charges for new services.
(2) New rules and regulations of the utility.
(3) Changes to rules and regulations of the utility.
(4) Nonrecurring charges.
(5) Changes to rates and charges so long as the change:
(A) is revenue neutral within a specific rate schedule; or
(B) results in an overall decrease in the revenues of the utility and is done on an across-the-board basis to all classes of customers.
(6) Intrastate access tariff filings.
(7) A filing for which the commission has already approved or accepted the procedure for the change.
(8) Any other filing as may be ordered by the commission to be filed under this rule.

SECTION 2. 170 IAC 1-6-6 IS TEMPORARILY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: (a) A utility that intends to make a filing under this rule shall provide notice prior to the filing date by:
(1) posting the notice described in subsection (b):
(A) in a public place at the utility's local customer service office or offices, to the extent the utility has such offices; and
(B) in an obvious place on the utility's website, which at a minimum is a link on the Indiana homepage of the utility's website, if the utility has a website; and
(2) publishing the notice described in subsection (b) in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation that has a circulation encompassing the highest number of the utility's customers affected by the filing.

(b) Notice for intrastate access tariff filings may be made by:
(1) following the procedures in subsection (a); or
(2) providing notice as follows:
(A) posting the notice in an obvious place on the utility's website, which at a minimum is a link on the Indiana homepage of the utility's website; and
(B) sending a written notice to each of its intrastate access charge customers via:
(i) electronic; or
(ii) regular;
mail.

(c) At a minimum, the notice shall contain the following information:
(1) A brief but accurate description of the filing, including the following:
(A) The nature of the filing.
(B) Which customers may be affected.
(C) How those customers may be affected.
(2) The expected filing date.
(3) The date by which approval of the filing is expected.
(4) The contact information, to which an objection should be made, for both the:
(A) secretary of the commission; and
(B) OUCC.

(d) If a utility filing under this rule is already required to provide notice pursuant to a commission order, the notice requirements may be combined into one (1) notice; however, the notice at a minimum shall contain the information required in subsection (b).

(e) Commission staff shall post the filing to the commission's electronic gateway as soon as possible on or after the filing date.

LSA Document #12-466(E)
Filed with Publisher: August 8, 2012, 3:41 p.m.

Posted: 08/15/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120815-IR-170120466ERA
Composed: Oct 24,2014 7:24:26PM EDT
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