DAR File No. 39852
This notice was published in the November 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Service Commission, Administration
Annualization of Test-Year Data
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 39852
Filed: 10/19/2015 02:54:15 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
This rule pertains to Subsection 54-4-4(3) which describes the Public Service Commission's use of test year data to set just and reasonable utility rates. The rule provides direction on how test year data may be adjusted to reflect partial period effects of test year events.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
The commission has received no written comments since the last five-year review in 2010.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule will enable the Commission to more accurately coordinate a utility's rates with the utility's anticipated revenues and costs by recognizing that some of the conditions which arise during a test period are ongoing and must be spread over the entire period. Because of the use of test period operations as a measure of future operations to establish future rates, the need to focus on the quality of the test period data continues to be necessary, and therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Service Commission
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Sheri Bintz at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6714, by FAX at 801-530-6796, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Michael Hammer at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6729, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan White, Legal Counsel
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20151115.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Sheri Bintz at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6714, by FAX at 801-530-6796, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Michael Hammer at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6729, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.