HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has scheduled two hearings to receive public comment on the proposal by Pentex Pipeline Co. to become a public utility under the Public Utility Code.
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dennis J. Buckley will conduct the hearings at:
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 13, 2011
Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce
20 Main St.
Wyalusing, PA 18853
On March 8, 2011, Pentex Pipeline filed for a certificate of public convenience to begin to offer gathering and transporting or conveying service by pipeline to the public in the Townships of Wyalusing, Herrick, Terry, Tuscarora, Stevens and Wilmot in Bradford County. The company has applied to be a public utility under the Public Utility Code, Title 66 of Pennsylvania's Consolidated Statues.
Visiting the PUC’s website, clicking on Search for Documents and entering the docket number of A-2011-2230314 will allow you to view all of the documents that have been filed in this case.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings and provide comments. Customer testimony will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision. The PUC and state Office of Consumer Advocate offer tips on how to participate. They include:
- Prepare what you are going to say beforehand. Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.
- Bring copies. If you have a written statement you would like to give to the judge as evidence, please bring two copies for the court reporter and several copies for the other participants.
- Plan to be questioned. Parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities to ensure safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protect the public interest; educate consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; further economic development; and foster new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.
For recent news releases, audio of select Commission proceedings or more information about the PUC, visit our website at www.puc.state.pa.us.
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Docket No. A-2011-2230314