. The Department is
responsible for the administration of the dispute resolution process outlined
in these rules including the initiation of the process by the Parties. The
Department will provide for an Escalation Process that includes at least the
following minimum requirements:
requirement that a written Notice of Potential Dispute be provided to any
Utility involved in the dispute within at least ten (10) days from the time the
dispute or potential dispute is identified by the Party initiating the use of
the dispute resolution process;
A structured negotiation process to encourage and facilitate resolution of the
Notice of Potential Dispute prior to review of the issue by the Mediation
(c) Provisions for the
requirement that the Parties make the notice provisions and the structured
negotiation process a prerequisite to the referal of the case to the Mediation
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Authority O.C.G.A. Secs.
Original Rule entitled
"Escalation Process - Duties and Responsibilities" adopted. F.
Dec. 18, 2007; eff.
Jan. 7, 2008.