Made available by Touch N' Go Systems, Inc., and the
Law Offices of James B. Gottstein.

You can also go to The Alaska Legal Resource Center or search the entire website search.

Touch N' Go, the DeskTop In-and-Out Board makes your office run smoother. Visit Touch N' Go's Website to see how.
Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 48 . Telecommunications
Section 814. Public advocacy section participation in proceedings

3 AAC 48.814. Public advocacy section participation in proceedings

(a) In determining whether the public advocacy section will be directed to participate as a party in a matter, the commission will consider whether the matter involves

(1) a rate or condition of service that will apply to the public;

(2) a substantial change in the market structure of an industry that is likely to affect the cost, reliability, availability, or safety of a utility service;

(3) a consumer or public interest that the existing parties are unlikely to represent adequately;

(4) a need for additional or formal investigation, if recommended by the commission staff after a preliminary review;

(5) a dispute between utilities or pipeline carriers, if participation by the public advocacy section may help to settle the dispute or narrow the issues;

(6) an independent investigation, if needed to develop a more complete record; or

(7) a significant policy issue involving the public interest.

(b) If the chair of the commission does not direct the public advocacy section to participate as a party in a matter, and if the public advocacy section considers participation to be in the public interest, the public advocacy section may file a petition for intervention in accordance with 3 AAC 48.110.

(c) In addition to all rights set out in this chapter, the public advocacy section has the same rights as any party to a proceeding to request the commission to reconsider an order.

(d) The public advocacy section may participate as a member of the public in any commission proceeding.

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

Authority: AS 42.04.070

AS 42.04.150

AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151


Note to HTML Version:

The Alaska Administrative Code was automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, but neither Touch N' Go Systems nor the Law Offices of James B. Gottstein can be held responsible for any possible errors. This version of the Alaska Administrative Code is current through June, 2006.

If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Administrative Code be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. Recent editions of the Alaska Administrative Journal may be obtained from the Alaska Lieutenant Governor's Office on the world wide web. If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful. Copyright 2006. Touch N' Go Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Last modified 7/05/2006