3 AAC 48.270 - Tariff Advice letters

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) Unless otherwise provided, 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 letter designated as "Tariff Advice Letter No. 1, 2, 3, etc." Tariff advice letters may be on either letterhead or plain paper, but must be formatted to print eight and one-half inches by 11 inches in size, must contain the name and return address of the filing utility or pipeline carrier, and must contain the name, return address, and electronic mail address of the filing utility or pipeline carrier's representative authorized to issue tariffs. Tariff advice letters must
(1) list the tariff advice letter number;
(2) specify the statutes, regulations, or commission order that the filing is made under;
(3) list the tariff sheets, special contracts, agreements, forms, or other documents required by commission order that are being filed;
(4) summarize the proposed tariff revisions, including an explanation about whether the filing proposes to implement rules, rates, or both;
(5) include a statement setting out whether the filing will impact any current customers or shippers and if so, the estimated number of customers or shippers that will be affected;
(6) if applicable, include a request for the tariff filing to take effect before the end of the statutory notice period, including a proposed effective date and explanation demonstrating good cause showing why the early effective date is necessary; and
(7) if applicable, include a request for interim approval.
(b) If the filing is based upon a study, a copy of the study used by the utility or pipeline carrier must be filed with the tariff advice letter, if not already on file with the commission. If a utility or pipeline carrier wishes to keep a study confidential it may petition for confidentiality as provided in 3 AAC 48.045.
(c) When a special contract is filed, the tariff advice letter must address the requirements of 3 AAC 48.390(b) and include a statement explaining the reason the customer was not required to take service under an existing tariff schedule or appropriate revision of it, designed to accommodate the customer and all others similarly situated. If a special contract is filed under seal, in accordance with 3 AAC 48.045(a), the tariff advice letter must also name the signatories to the contract and give the date of execution.


3 AAC 48.270
Eff. 5/9/75, Register 54; am 6/29/84, Register 90; am 8/6/92, Register 123; am 4/24/2004, Register 170; am 11/6/2016, Register 220, January 2017; am 10/27/2017,Register 224, January 2018

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.411

AS 42.06.140

AS 42.06.350

AS 42.06.360

AS 42.06.380

AS 42.06.390

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