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(a) Every tariff filing required by 3 AAC 48.200 - 3 AAC 48.430, except filings directly related to applications for new or amended certificates of public convenience and necessity, must be transmitted to the commission by a consecutively numbered original advice letter and 10 copies. Advice letters may be on either letterhead or plain paper, but must be eight and one-half inches by 11 inches, must contain the exact legal name and return address of the filing utility or pipeline carrier, and must be in substantially the following form:
Tariff Advice Letter No. .......... (Date; also return address if not shown Regulatory Commission of Alaska on letterhead.) (Anchorage, Alaska office address) Commissioners: The tariff filing described below is transmitted to you for filing, in compliance with the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act (or the Pipeline Act, as applicable) and 3 AAC 48.200 - 3 AAC 48.430. (List here the tariff sheets that are being filed, substantially in the form shown below.) Tariff Sheet Number Cancels Sheet Number Schedule or Original Revised Original Revised Rule Number (Insert here a statement setting out the estimated number of customers or shippers who will be affected by each separate schedule listed and the estimated annual revenues under both the existing and proposed rates. If the filing is for a new service; will not increase any rate or charge, result in the termination of an existing service, or conflict with any other schedule or rate; or will not in any other way adversely affect customers, shippers, or the public, insert a statement to that effect. If the filing is based upon a comprehensive study, submit a copy of the study or the working papers used by the utility or pipeline carrier. When a special contract is filed, name the signatories to it; give the date of execution; briefly outline the provisions of the contract; and state the reason the customer was not required to take service under an existing tariff schedule or an appropriate revision of it, designed to accommodate the customer and all others similarly situated. If a commission order is in any way involved, cite it also. Specify the exact date on which the utility or pipeline carrier wishes the entire filing to take effect. If a utility or pipeline carrier wishes a tariff filing, or any designated part of it, to take effect in less than the period prescribed by statute, conclude the advice letter with a statement of the reason, in sufficient detail, to support a finding by the commission that "for good cause shown the filing should be allowed to take effect before the end of the statutory notice period." If interim approval of a tariff filing is requested, that request must also be set out in the tariff advice letter.) Very truly yours, (Exact Legal Name of Utility or Pipeline Carrier in Capital Letters) (Name of Representative Authorized To Issue Tariffs of Utility or Pipeline Carrier) ____________________________________________________________________ (Title) (b) Tariff sheets filed to comply with a commission order must bear the following notation to the left of the word "Effective": "Issued to comply with Order No. ________ of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in Docket No. ________ - ________ - ________ , dated ______________ ."
History: Eff. 5/9/75, Register 54; am 6/29/84, Register 90; am 8/6/92, Register 123; am 4/24/2004, Register 170
Authority: AS 42.05.141
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