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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 48 . Telecommunications
Section 812. Role of public advocacy section

3 AAC 48.812. Role of public advocacy section

(a) The public advocacy section, when participating in accordance with 3 AAC 48.814, identifies and advocates the following positions:

(1) the interest of consumers in balancing the need for the lowest reasonable rates and best possible quality of service;

(2) the interest of the general public in obtaining information concerning the utilities and pipeline carriers that serve the general public;

(3) the public interest in developing appropriate market structures that are fair to competitors and protect the consumer interest in affordable, safe, and reliable service;

(4) enforcing statutes and regulations that are particularly designed to protect consumers;

(5) representing consumer or public interests that the private parties to a case are unlikely to represent or articulate.

(b) As a party the public advocacy section shall independently investigate all relevant issues and, as necessary, present the results of its investigation to the commission.

History: Eff. 3/21/2003, Register 165

Authority: AS 42.04.070

AS 42.04.150

AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

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