Indianapolis water and sewer utility transfer: Consumer comments invited
IURC field hearing scheduled for January 5
OUCC accepting written consumer comments through January 12
Consumers are invited to comment on the proposal of Citizens Energy Group to acquire and operate the water and wastewater utilities for the City of Indianapolis.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) - the state agency representing consumer interests in all cases before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) - is accepting written consumer comments for the case record through January 12, 2011.
The OUCC also encourages consumers to attend the IURC public field hearing scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School Auditorium (1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Indianapolis). The field hearing's public comment portion will begin at 6:00 p.m.
- Sworn oral and written comments regarding the case will be accepted during the field hearing.
- Oral and written consumer comments carry equal weight, and will become part of the official evidentiary record considered by the IURC in reaching its final decision.
- Commissioners are not permitted to answer consumer questions during the formal field hearing. (However, OUCC and IURC staff will be available before, during and after the hearing.)
An OUCC informational session on the regulatory process and public field hearing procedures will start at 5:30 p.m.
Consumers who wish to submit written comments in this case may send them to the OUCC by mail, fax or e-mail, or through the OUCC's Website:
- Mail: Consumer Services Staff
Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Fax: (317) 232-5923
- E-mail: uccinfo@oucc.IN.gov
- OUCC Website: www.IN.gov/OUCC
All written comments should include the consumer's name, mailing address, and a reference to IURC Cause No. 43936. The OUCC will file all written comments it receives by January 12, 2011 with the IURC for inclusion in the case's official record.
The OUCC is currently scheduled to complete its legal and technical review, and file its recommendations in the case on January 14, 2011.
For more information, please visit the OUCC Website at www.in.gov/oucc/2626.htm.
(IURC Cause No. 43936)
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) represents Indiana consumer interests before state and federal bodies that regulate utilities. As a state agency, the OUCC's mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education, and creative problem solving. To learn more, visit www.IN.gov/OUCC.
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