HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has scheduled two hearings to receive public comment on the proposal by Peregrine Keystone Gas Pipeline to become a public utility under the Public Utility Code.
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Susan D. Colwell will conduct the hearings at:
1 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011
Fayette County Court House
Hearing Room # 1
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
6 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011
51 West College Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
On Sept. 17, 2010, Peregrine Keystone Gas Pipeline filed an application for approval of a non-exclusive basis to begin to offer, render, furnish, or supply natural gas gathering, compression, dehydration, and transportation or conveying service by pipeline to the public in all municipalities located in Greene and Fayette counties and in East Bethlehem Township, Washington 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-2010-2200201 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-2010-2200201