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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-2164


Tentative Order

[34 Pa.B. 6481]

Public Meeting held
November 18, 2004

Commissioners Present: Wendell F. Holland, Chairperson; Robert K. Bloom, Vice Chairperson; Glen R. Thomas; Kim Pizzingrilli

In re: Telecommunications Resources, Inc. (2004.0268); A-310549

Tentative Order

By the Commission:

   Telecommunications Resources, Inc. (Telecommunications) has failed to pay its $59 general assessment for 2004-2005 pursuant to section 510(c) of the Public Utility Code. 66 Pa.C.S. § 510(c). Telecommunications is a telecommunications interexchange reseller certificated at A-310549 whose certificate of public convenience was issued on February 2, 1998. On August 11, 2004, Commission staff sent an invoice to Telecommunications notifying it that its 2004-2005 annual assessment was due. The Commission has not received payment for this invoice. The Commission has also never received Telecommunications' 2003 Annual Report. In a letter dated September 22, 2004, former legal counsel for Telecommunications advised the Commission that Telecommunications was dissolved on September 26, 2003, and the company is no longer providing service to customers within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

   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 Telecommunications' failure to pay its general assessment for 2004-2005 and file its 2003 Annual Report, we believe it is appropriate to revoke Telecommunications' certificate of public convenience without the necessity of a formal complaint, and we tentatively conclude that revocation of Telecommunications' 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 Telecommunications seeks relief from this Tentative Order; Therefore,

It Is Ordered That:

   1.  Revocation of Telecommunications Resources, Inc.'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 Telecommunications Resources, Inc. at A-310549 shall be canceled, and Telecommunications Resources, Inc.'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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-2164. Filed for public inspection December 3, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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