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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-357



[ 52 PA. CODE CH. 53 ]

[ L-2012-2317273 ]

Use of Fully Projected Future Test Year; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Stakeholder Meeting and Revised Comment Period

[48 Pa.B. 1422]
[Saturday, March 10, 2018]

 This Secretarial Letter establishes a revised timeline in the captioned proceeding by setting the due date for the stakeholder meeting and setting a new due date for stakeholder comments.

 By Order entered on December 22, 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) entered the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) Order at Doc. No. L-2012-2317273 relating to use of a fully projected future test year (FPFTY) by jurisdictional energy and water/wastewater utilities in this Commonwealth. The ANOPR established February 27, 2018, as the due date for comments and late March as the time frame for a stakeholder meeting.

 The Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAP), on behalf of its members,1 requested that this time line be revised either to defer the due date for comments from all parties until 30 days after the stakeholder meeting or to defer comments from all parties for 60 days until April 18, 2018, and to further defer the stakeholder meeting until not later than May 18, 2018. EAP Letter and Motion filed February 16, 2018.

 EAP asserted that holding the stakeholder meeting before comments are due in the ANOPR proceeding will ''focus and streamline the comment process, improve the end product, and facilitate the. . .review of Chapter 53.''2 Motion at 4. EAP further asserted that delaying the comments in the ANOPR proceeding will ''improve the process and eventual rules relating to use of a FPFTY [and] is a reasonable and justifiable solution to the constraints of providing comments in two complex proceedings.''3 Motion at 5.

 EAP indicated that, in addition to the jurisdictional electric distribution companies and natural gas distribution companies, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, the National Association of Water Companies—Pennsylvania Chapter and Aqua Pennsylvania support the revised timeline.

 Accordingly, the stakeholder meeting is scheduled for a full day on April 3, 2018, at the Commission's office in Harrisburg. Further details will follow. Comments4 will be due 30 days after the stakeholder meeting or by April 30, 2018, whichever is later. Filed comments and other documents pertinent to this proceeding may be accessed through the Commission's web site using docket number for this proceeding and the search feature at

 In addition to filing their comments with the Commission's Secretary, parties are directed to provide Word-compatible versions to Commission staff at

 If there are any questions, contact Erin Laudenslager,, or Louise Fink Smith, Parties are directed to provide the contact names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for persons in their organizations to be used for the informal exchange of information related to this proceeding.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-357. Filed for public inspection March 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

1  Electric distribution company members of EAP include Citizens' Electric Company, Duquesne Light Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, PECO Energy Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, Pike County Light & Power Company, PPL Electric Utilities, UGI Utilities, Inc.—Electric Division, Wellsboro Electric Company and West Penn Power Company. Natural gas distribution company members of EAP include: Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc.; Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC; National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.; PECO Energy Company; Peoples Natural Gas Company, LLC; Peoples Gas Company (formerly Peoples TWP); Philadelphia Gas Works; Pike County Light & Power Company; UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc.; UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc.; UGI Utilities, Inc.; and Valley Energy, Inc.

2  The ANOPR addresses § 53.53 (relating to information to be furnished with proposed general rate increase filings in excess of $1 million) in particular and the remaining portions of Chapter 53 (relating to tariffs for noncommon carriers) in general.

3  EAP also asserted that many of the same utility staff that are working on the ANOPR are also working on the response to the Commission's Secretarial Letter in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 at Doc. No. M-2018-2641242 (February 12, 2018). Motion at 5.

4  E-filing instructions are at: Browser compatibility is discussed at Hard-copy filing instructions are at:

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