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52 Pa. Code § 69.404. OSA staff review procedures.

§ 69.404. OSA staff review procedures.

 (a)  If suspension of a general rate increase of $1 million or more is appropriate, the Commission, whenever possible, will initiate the rate investigation 30 days following the filing, rather than using the full 60 days provided for by statute. However, if the Office of Special Assistants (OSA) believes it needs the full 60-day review period to determine whether a matter should be investigated, the entire period will be utilized.

 (b)  For general rate increases of less than $1 million, OSA will, during the initial 60-day review period, engage in discussions with the utility and potential complainants, as may be appropriate, to determine whether an acceptable resolution of the issues can be achieved to avoid a formal complaint and suspension of the filing. OSA will contact the parties to the utility’s last general increase rate case and consult with the Bureau of Consumer Services in an effort to identify potential complainants. Once a formal complaint is filed, OSA will terminate these discussions and proceed with preparation of a report and order for public meeting.


   The provisions of this §  69.404 adopted September 2, 1994, effective February 1, 1995, 24 Pa.B. 4485.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.401 (relating to general).

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