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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-2375


Procedural Schedule for Comment and Reply Comment on New York Public Service Commission Case No. 97-C-0139

[33 Pa.B. 6127]

   On October 22, 2003, the New York Public Service Commission issued an Order in Case No. 97-C-0139, ''Establishing Modifications To The Inter-Carrier Service Quality Guidelines and Delegating Authority'' (October Order). The October Order established metrics and standards governing consensus and disputed items governing inter-carrier issues. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (Commission) orders in the Performance Metric proceeding (PMO) at P-00991643 authorized the Commission to consider the adoption of New York metrics for use in this Commonwealth.

   On November 13, 2003, the Carrier Working Group (CWG), established by the Commission's prior PMO orders, submitted a consensus recommendation on the process and timeline the CWG wants to use for submitting comments and reply comments to the Commission on whether the Commission should adopt New York metrics for use in this Commonwealth.

   The Commission approves the CWG Consensus for a process and timeline for considering the October Order in this Commonwealth.

December 19, 2003 Verizon submission of a draft to the parties reflecting Verizon's view on how to incorporate the metrics from the October Order.
January 6, 2004 Discussion and review of Verizon's proposal at the CWG meeting.
January 14, 2004 Formal comments filed with the Commission.
January 30, 2004Formal reply comments filed with the Commission.

   Notice of the process and schedule will be posted on the Commission's website and will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   Interested persons wishing to submit a comment or reply comment shall do so consistent with this schedule. Submittals must comply with the Commission's filing requirements, be served upon the parties of record and be provided in hard copy and on a floppy disk in Word format. Comments should be filed with the Secretary, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, P. O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265.

   Questions should be directed to Louise Fink Smith, (717) 787-8866 or Joe Witmer, (717) 787-3663 in the Commission's Law Bureau.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2375. Filed for public inspection December 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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