STATE OF MISSOURI

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

At a session of the Public Service Commission held at its office in Jefferson City on the 3rd day of January, 2013.

 

 

In the Matter of a Working Case to Draft a Rule to††††† )

Implement an Environmental Cost Adjustment ††††††††† )†††††††† File No. WW-2013-0347

Mechanism for the Water Industry†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† )

 

 

ORDER OPENING A WORKING CASE TO ASSIST IN THE DRAFTING OF A RULE TO IMPLEMENT AN ENVIRONMENTAL COST ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR THE WATER INDUSTRY

 

Issue Date: January 3, 2013††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effective Date: January 3, 2013

 

 

On November 9, 2012, Missouri-American Water Company filed a petition asking the Commission to promulgate a new rule to implement an environmental cost adjustment mechanism for water utilities.In an order issued in File No. WX-2013-0267, the Commission has denied that petition, but has directed its Staff to prepare and present a proposed rule to the Commission by April 3, 2013.The Commission has created this working file to facilitate Staffís efforts to obtain input from interested stakeholders regarding the drafting of that rule.

Staff intends to conduct two workshops to obtain stakeholder input regarding the drafting of the rule.The initial workshop will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Room 316 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.A follow-up workshop will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013, again from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Room 316 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.The Commission invites all interested stakeholders to attend the workshops.

This file will serve as a repository for documents and comments.Using this file, any person with an interest in this matter may view documents and may submit comments or documents.As this is not a contested case, anyone may file a comment without legal counsel and without ex parte constraints.Intervention requests are not necessary to submit comments or view documents.

The public is welcome to submit comments by forwarding electronic communications through the Commissionís electronic filing and information system (EFIS) or by mailing written comments.You may submit electronic comments at the Commissionís website at http://www.psc.mo.gov.(Click on the EFIS/Case filings link on the left side of the page.Scroll down and click on the public comment link.Please refer to File No. WW-2013-0347).Written comments in hard copy should be addressed to the Commission at P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 and should also reference File No. WW-2013-0347.The public can view the contents of the file by following the link at http://www.psc.mo.gov.

THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:

1.†††††† The Commissionís Staff shall host at least two workshop meetings to obtain input from interested stakeholders regarding the drafting of a new rule to implement an environmental cost adjustment mechanism for water utilities.

2.               The initial workshop shall be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Room 316 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.A follow-up workshop shall be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013, again from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Room 316 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.

3.               The Commissionís Data Center shall provide a copy of this order to all Commission-certificated water utilities in the State of Missouri, and to all parties in Missouri-American Water Companyís most recent rate case, WR-2011-0337.

4.               This order shall become effective upon issuance.

 

BY THE COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

Shelley Brueggemann

Acting Secretary

 

( S E A L )

 

Gunn, Chm., Jarrett, Kenney, and

Stoll, CC., concur.

 

Woodruff, Chief Regulatory Law Judge