[35 Pa.B. 6861]
Public Meeting held
December 1, 2005
Commissioners Present: Wendell F. Holland, Chairperson; James H. Cawley, Vice Chairperson; Bill Shane; Kim Pizzingrilli; Terrance J. Fitzpatrick
In re: Global Communications Consulting Corporation; A-311211
By the Commission:
Global Communications Consulting Corporation (Global) has failed to pay its $34 general assessment for 2005-2006 pursuant to section 510(c) of the Public Utility Code. 66 Pa.C.S. § 510(c). Global is a telecommunications interexchange reseller certificated at A-311211, whose certificate of public convenience was issued on November 7, 2002. On or about August 17, 2005, Commission staff sent an invoice to Global notifying it that its 2005-2006 annual assessment was due. The notice was returned as ''not deliverable,'' and the Commission has not received payment for this invoice. Several follow-up mailings have similarly come back as not deliverable. The Commission does not have a current telephone number for Global. Commission staff was subsequently advised by Global's former legal counsel that Global is no longer in business.
The Commission puts the industry on notice that we will not hesitate to invoke our authority under the Public Utility Code to ensure timely compliance with our regulations and orders including the ordering of such other remedy as the Commission may deem appropriate. 66 Pa.C.S. §§ 504, 505, 506 and 3301. Based on the above and because of Global's failure to pay its general assessment for 2005-2006, we believe it is appropriate to revoke Global's certificate of public convenience without the necessity of a formal complaint, and we tentatively conclude that revocation of Global's certificate of public convenience pursuant to 66 Pa.C.S. § 1102(a)(2) is in the public interest. Furthermore, the Commission may take other appropriate action, including the imposition of penalties under section 3301, in lieu of cancellation, if Global seeks relief from this Tentative Order; Therefore,
It Is Ordered That:
1. Revocation of Global Communications Consulting Corporation's certificate of public convenience is hereby tentatively approved as being in the public interest.
2. The Secretary serve a copy of this Tentative Order upon the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, and the Office of Trial Staff, and also cause a copy of this Tentative Order to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day comment period.
3. Absent the filing of adverse public comment within 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, this Tentative Order shall become final without further action by the Commission.
4. Upon this order becoming final, and without further action by the Commission, the certificate of public convenience held by Global Communications Consulting Corporation at A-311211 shall be canceled, and Global Communications Consulting Corporation's name stricken from all active utility lists maintained by the Commission's Bureau of Fixed Utility Services and the Assessment Section of the Bureau of Administrative Services.
JAMES J. MCNULTY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-2355. Filed for public inspection December 16, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]
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