TIMING AND COST
For any project requiring
commission authorization under s.
, a person or utility shall submit the
information required in this section at least 90 days, but no earlier than 2
years, before beginning the project.
For any project receiving commission
authorization under s.
that is not be gun within 2 years from the date of the authorization, a utility
shall notify the commission of revised project costs, the schedule for
completion, and any other changes to the proposed project. The commission may
reconsider its authorization for a revised project under s.
If the scope, design, or location of a
project receiving commission authorization under s.
changes significantly, or if it is discovered or identified that the project
cost may exceed the estimated project cost by more than 10 percent, the utility
shall promptly notify the commission as soon as the utility becomes aware of
the possible change or cost increase. The commission may reconsider its
authorization for a revised project under s.
CONTENTS OF APPLICATION. A person or utility seeking authorization for any
activity under s.
184.03(1) and (2)
or a utility
seeking a certificate under s.
shall submit an application
to the commission that includes all of the following, where applicable:
(a) A description of the project including
all project components, phases, and a schedule of construction.
(b) Information supporting the purpose and
necessity of the project.
analysis and description of alternatives to the project.
(d) An analysis of the effect of the project
on the quality and reliability of service.
(e) The project cost itemized by major plant
accounts as identified in the uniform system of accounts, including all
administrative, overhead, engineering, legal, construction, and inspection
(f) Identification of the
proposed project funding sources, including utility or municipal sources and
outside grants or loans. If the project will be financed, the utility shall
include expected financing rates and terms.
(g) An estimate of annual operating costs of
the project, by major expense accounts as identified in the uniform system of
(h) A description of any
plant being retired or replaced and the year it was placed in service, if
(i) A map showing the
location of the project and all proposed facilities by Public Land Survey
System (PLSS) quarter-quarter section or by another methodology approved by the
(j) A list of any
permits or approvals required by other state agencies or local governmental
units and a statement indicating whether the permits or approvals have been
applied for or obtained.
project under s.
, that includes new or
expanded groundwater wells, surface water intakes, or other sources of water
supply, information on any action the utility has taken to mitigate the need
for the project.
identification of any flood-sensitive facilities that would be located in
designated flood plains or flood-prone areas.
For utility main construction projects,
include all of the following:
identification and description of each surface water potentially affected by
2. The identification
and description of each wetland potentially affected by construction.
3. An evaluation of whether any endangered or
threatened species are present and what affect the project could have on those
species. For each species identified, describe how the proposed project may be
modified to reduce or eliminate any potential effect on the species.
4. An evaluation of whether any known
archeological or historical resources are present. For each resource
identified, describe how the proposed project may be modified to reduce or
eliminate any potential effect on the resource.
Information to allow the commission to
prepare an environmental assessment for a project subject to s.
, or for a project that
require coordinated commission and department review under s.
Stats. After consultation with the applicant, the commission shall identify any
additional information required on a case-by-case basis.
(p) Any other information relevant to the
project requested by the commission.