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Agenda for meeting scheduled on 04/29/2015
Last item published on 04/24/2015
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Consent Items
 
TRANSPORTATION
1. PROCEEDING NO. 08A-528R Colorado Department of Transportation  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR AUTHORITY TO DEMOLISH THE EXISTING BRIDGES AND CONSTRUCT A NEW BRIDGE AT INTERSTATE 76 OVER THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD TRACK EAST OF THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AND CONSTRUCT CRASH WALL TO PROTECT THE EXISTING PIERS FOR THE SH 224 (74TH AVE.) BRIDGE OVER THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD TRACK IN ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  04/03/2015 Colorado Department of Transportation  
  Description: Amended application
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15AL-0213TR  
  IN THE MATTER OF ADVICE LETTER NO. 1 FILED BY COLORADO TOUR LINE, LLC DOING BUSINESS AS GRAY LINE OF DENVER TO CANCEL EXISTING TARIFFS CURRENTLY ON FILE FOR CERTIFICATES 55716, L275, AND L9909 TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON MAY 3, 2015.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  04/02/2015 Gray Line of Denver  
  Description: To cancel existing Tariffs PUC No. 1, 2, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 25 and to increase the fares for certain call-and-demand limousine service and sightseeing services
  Analyst(s): Gary Gramlick
  RECOMMENDATION: Allow the item to become effective by operation of law.
 
 
3. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0156R REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT A GRADE SEPARATED RAIL STRUCTURE FORMING CROSSINGS UNDER THE EXISTING INTERSTATE 70 STRUCTURE AND OVER 46TH AVENUE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, STATE OF COLORADO.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  03/13/2015 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  Description: Application for authority to construct a grade separated rail structure forming crossings under the existing Interstate 70 structure and over 46th Avenue in the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  03/20/2015 City and County of Denver  
  Description: Notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  04/09/2015 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  Description: Entry of appearance and notice of intervention
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
4. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0166CP-XFER Banjo Billy's Boulder Bus Tours
Tallthinguy LLC
 
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY NO. 55746 FROM COTTAGE HOMES LLC DOING BUSINESS AS BANJO BILLY'S BOULDER BUS TOURS TO TALLTHINGUY LLC.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  03/12/2015 Banjo Billy's Boulder Bus Tours  
  Description: Application for authority to transfer Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity No. 55746
  Analyst(s): Vanessa Condra
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  03/27/2015 Banjo Billy's Boulder Bus Tours  
  Description: Amendment to application
  Analyst(s): Vanessa Condra
 
 
5. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0169R BNSF Railway Company  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY TO CHANGE DESIGNATION OF THE STOCK SHOW UNDERPASS F/K/A 47TH AVENUE (DOT NO. 057079L), BNSF MP 539.62, BRUSH SUBDIVISION, IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER FROM A PUBLIC CROSSING TO A PRIVATE CROSSING  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  03/17/2015 BNSF Railway Company  
  Description: Application for authority to change designation of the Stock Show underpass formerly known as 47th Avenue from its current designation as a public crossing to a private crossing, in the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  03/26/2015 City and County of Denver  
  Description: Denver's notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  03/27/2015 BNSF Railway Company  
  Description: Applicant's objection to and motion to deny Denver's notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Deny the item.
 
 
 
d. Filing Date and Party:  04/16/2015 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  Description: Entry of appearance and notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
6. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0171R REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, FOR AUTHORITY TO ALTER AN EXISTING GRADE SEPARATED CROSSING OVER GRANGE HALL CREEK TRAIL IN THE CITY OF NORTHGLENN, ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  03/17/2015 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  Description: Application for authotity to alter an existing grade separated crossing over Grange Hall Creek Trail in the city of Northglenn, Adams County, State of Colorado
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  04/13/2015 UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY  
  Description: UP's entry of appearance and notice of intervention
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
7. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0176BP-XFER Denver Express Transportation
Denver Express transportation
 
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER CONTRACT CARRIER PERMIT NO. B-10037 FROM DENVER EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION (ELIAS ZEWDIE) TO DENVER EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION (EYOB BERHE)*.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/17/2015 Denver Express transportation  
  Description: Application for authority to transfer Contract Carrier Permit No. B-10037
  Analyst(s): Gabe Dusenbury
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
8. PROCEEDING NO. 15V-0137R  
  PETITION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT FOR WAIVER OF, OR VARIANCE FROM, 4 CCR 723-7 7325(G)(III) CONCERNING THE SIDE CLEARANCE OF FOUR SIGNALS IN THE CITY OF AURORA, ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/06/2015 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  
  Description: Petition for waiver of, or variance from, 4 CCR 723-7 7325(G)(III) concerning the side clearance of four signals in the City of Aurora, Adams County, State of Colorado
  Analyst(s): Pam Fischhaber
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
9. PROCEEDING NO. 15V-0177EC  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF FOOTHILLS LIMOUSINE, LLC FOR AN ORDER OF THE COMMISSION AUTHORIZING A WAIVER OF THE RULES REGULATING TRANSPORTATION BY MOTOR VEHICLE, 4 CCR 723-6.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/18/2015 Foothills Limousine LLC  
  Description: Petition for waiver of Rule 6305(b) (Age of motor vehicle)
  Analyst(s): Gabe Dusenbury
  RECOMMENDATION: Deny the item.
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. PROCEEDING NO. 15AL-0128T  
  IN THE MATTER OF ADVICE LETTER NO. 145 FILED BY STRASBURG TELEPHONE COMPANY TO REMOVE OPERATOR SERVICES CONCURRENCE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/02/2015 Strasburg Telephone Company  
  Description: Filing to remove the Company's reference language to Operator Services
  Analyst(s): Jerry Enright
  RECOMMENDATION: Allow the item to become effective by operation of law.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15AL-0132T  
  IN THE MATTER OF ADVICE LETTER NO. 177 FILED BY DELTA COUNTY TELE-COMM INC. TO REMOVE OPERATOR SERVICES FROM THE TARIFF TO BECOME EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/02/2015 Delta County Tele-Comm Inc  
  Description: Filing to remove Operator Services from the tariff
  Analyst(s): Jerry Enright
  RECOMMENDATION: Allow the item to become effective by operation of law.
 
 
3. PROCEEDING NO. 15U-0160T FastTrack Communications Inc  
  IN THE MATTER OF FASTTRACK COMMUNICATIONS INC. FOR DECLARATION OF INTENT TO PROVIDE LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICES WITHIN TERRITORY OF A RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/13/2015 FastTrack Communications Inc  
  Description: Declaration of intent to provide local exchange services within territory of a rural telecommunications provider
  Analyst(s): Susan Travis, Teresa Ferguson
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant the item.
 
 
ENERGY / WATER
1. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0173FE Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company LP  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BLACK HILLS/COLORADO ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANY, LP FOR AN ORDER GRANTING A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY TO EXERCISE FRANCHISE RIGHTS IN THE TOWN OF OLNEY SPRINGS, COLORADO.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/17/2015 Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company LP  
  Description: Application for an order granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to exercise franchise rights in the Town of Olney Springs
  Analyst(s): Sandi Kahl
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0183G SourceGas Distribution LLC  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOURCEGAS DISTRIBUTION LLC FOR APPROVAL TO REFUND LATE PAYMENT CHARGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,884 TO ALL AFFECTED CUSTOMERS.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  03/25/2015 Source Gas Distribution, LLC  
  Description: Approval to refund late payment fees collected by the company between June 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015
  Analyst(s): Sandi Kahl
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
3. PROCEEDING NO. 15L-0245G Black Hills/Colorado Gas Utility Company, LP  
  IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION OF BLACK HILLS/COLORADO GAS UTILITY COMPANY, LP FOR AUTHORITY TO REFLECT A DECREASE IN ITS GAS COST ADJUSTMENT TARIFF ON LESS THAN 30 DAYS' NOTICE AND WITHOUT FORMAL HEARING.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  04/14/2015 Black Hills/Colorado Gas Utility Company, LP  
  Description: Application for an order to reflect a decrease on less than statutory notice to the Gas Cost Adjustment
  Analyst(s): Bridget McGee
  RECOMMENDATION: Deem the application complete and grant the application.
 
 
4. PROCEEDING NO. 15M-001AGENDA  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  04/29/2015  
  Analyst(s): Bill Dalton
  RECOMMENDATION: Open a miscellaneous Proceeding for the purpose of receiving the 2014 compliance reports submitted by cooperative electric associations in compliance with 40-2-124(5.5) and qualifying wholesale utilities in compliance with 40-2-124(8)(g), C.R.S., and a summary report by Commission Staff.
 
 
Discussion Items
 
TRANSPORTATION
1. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0254BP-TA Boulder Transport  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BOULDER TRANSPORT FOR TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE AS A CONTRACT CARRIER BY MOTOR VEHICLE FOR HIRE  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  04/17/2015 Boulder Transport  
  Description: Application for temporary authority to operate as a contract carrier
  Analyst(s): Gabe Dusenbury
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0258CP-LEASE-TA Durango Cab
Durango Transportation Inc
 
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY APPROVAL TO LEASE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY NO. 14196 FROM DURANGO TRANSPORTATION INC. TO SAN JUAN SENTRY, LLC  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  04/16/2015 Durango Transportation Inc  
  Description: Application for temporary authority to lease CPCN No. 14196
  Analyst(s): Gabe Dusenbury
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. PROCEEDING NO. 14A-1173T ExteNet Systems, Inc.  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF EXTENET SYSTEMS, INC. FOR A LETTER OF REGISTRATION TO PROVIDE EMERGING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  12/12/2014 ExteNet Systems, Inc.  
  Description: Application for a letter of registration to provide emerging competitive telecommunications services
  Analyst(s): Jerry Enright, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: (1) Grant/deny the application, or (2) refer the application to an Administrative Law Judge.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  12/18/2014 Colorado Public Utilities Commission  
  Description: Deficiency Letter
  Analyst(s): Jerry Enright, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  12/31/2014 ExteNet Systems, Inc.  
  Description: Response to information requested
  Analyst(s): Jerry Enright, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15M-0158T  
  IN THE MATTER OF DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE COLORADO HIGH COST SUPPORT MECHANISM TO ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH 'a7 40-15-502(5)(a), C.R.S., AS MODIFIED BY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REFORM LEGISLATION.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  03/26/2015 Northern Colorado Communications, Inc.  
  Description: Motion to Intervene and Entry of Appearance
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  03/26/2015 AT&T Corp  
  Description: Intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  03/26/2015 NE Colorado Cellular, Inc.  
  Description: Motion to intervene by permission and entry of appearance
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
d. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Colorado Telecommunications Association, Inc.  
  Description: Motion to Intervene and Initial Comments
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
e. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel  
  Description: Notice of intervention of right, entry of appearance and comments
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
f. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Bresnan Broadband of Colorado LLC  
  Description: Initial comments
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
g. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 NE Colorado Cellular, Inc.  
  Description: Comments
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
h. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Qwest Corporation d.b.a. CenturyLink QC  
  Description: Notice of intent to participate and notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
i. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Qwest Corporation d.b.a. CenturyLink QC  
  Description: Initial comments
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
j. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Comcast Phone of Colorado LLC  
  Description: Notice of intervention as of right
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
k. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Sprint Communications Company LP  
  Description: Corrected Motion to Intervene of Sprint Communications Company L.P.
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
l. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Colorado Public Utilities Commission  
  Description: Staff's comments regarding the application of CRS 40-15-502(5)(A) to HCSM Distributions for basic services in 2015 and beyond
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
m. Filing Date and Party:  03/30/2015 Colorado Public Utilities Commission  
  Description: Entry of appearance of staff counsel and notice pursuant to Rule 1007(a) and Rule 1401 and nondisclosure agreements
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
n. Filing Date and Party:  04/17/2015 Qwest Corporation d.b.a. CenturyLink QC  
  Description: Motion for interim determination of support
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Erin McLauthlin
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
ENERGY / WATER
1. PROCEEDING NO. 14A-1002E Public Service Company of Colorado  
  IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO (A) FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR THE THORNTON SUBSTATION , AND (B) FOR SPECIFIC FINDINGS WITH RESPECT TO MAGNETIC FIELDS AND NOISE.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  10/03/2014 Public Service Company of Colorado  
  Description: Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Thornton Substation Project
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Joel Hendrickson
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the application.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  01/21/2015 Public Service Company of Colorado  
  Description: Unopposed motion to approve the application of Public Service Company of Colorado for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Thornton Project
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Joel Hendrickson
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  02/26/2015 Public Service Company of Colorado  
  Description: Unopposed motion to accept late-filed hearing Exhibit 9
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Joel Hendrickson
  RECOMMENDATION: Grant/Deny the item.
 
 
 
d. Filing Date and Party:  03/06/2015 Public Service Company of Colorado  
  Description: Joint statement of position
  Analyst(s): Ronald Davis, Joel Hendrickson
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
2. PROCEEDING NO. 15AL-0220W  
  IN THE MATTER OF ADVICE LETTER NO. 14 FILED BY PROSPECT MOUNTAIN WATER COMPANY INC. TO IMPLEMENT CHARGES FOR NEW CUSTOMERS AND REPLACEMENT OF FORMER TAP FEE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE MAY 4, 2015.  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  04/03/2015 Prospect Mountain Water Company, Inc.  
  Description: Filing to implement two charges for new customers only and replacement of the former Tap Fee
  Analyst(s): Bob Bergman, Jessica Lowrey
  RECOMMENDATION: (1) Allow the item to become effective by operation of law; or (2) suspend the effective date of the item and set it for hearing; or (3) reject the item.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  04/16/2015 Colorado Public Utilities Commission  
  Description: Staff's protest letter
  Analyst(s): Bob Bergman, Jessica Lowrey
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
3. PROCEEDING NO. 15A-0089E Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company LP  
  IN THE MATTER OF BLACK HILLS/COLORADO ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANY, LP FOR COMMISSION APPROVAL OF A REFUND PLAN.  
 
  Filing Date and Party:  02/10/2015 Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company LP  
  Description: Application for the approval of a refund plan
  Analyst(s): James Lester, Jessica Lowrey
  RECOMMENDATION: (1) Grant/deny the application, or (2) refer the application to an Administrative Law Judge.
 
 
4. PROCEEDING NO. 15M-001AGENDA  
 
a. Filing Date and Party:  04/29/2015  
  Analyst(s): Keith Hay
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
b. Filing Date and Party:  04/29/2015  
  Analyst(s): Marna Steuart, David Nocera
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss the item.
 
 
 
c. Filing Date and Party:  04/29/2015  
  Analyst(s): James Lester, Jessica Lowrey
  RECOMMENDATION: Discuss whether to issue show cause order.