Upon receipt of a complete application
, the commission shall issue a notice of
investigation or notice of proceeding.
(b) The commission may approve or deny an
application in whole or in part, and may modify or condition the authorization
as the public convenience and necessity may require.
TIME FOR REVIEW. Unless the application
requires the preparation of an environmental assessment under s.
, if no action is taken by the
commission within 90 days after the commission issues a notice of investigation
under sub. (1) (a), the utility may proceed with the construction work. If the
commission requests additional information to process an application after
issuing a notice of investigation, the 90-day waiting period before
construction work may commence begins the date the additional information is
received by the commission.
HEARING. The commission is not required to hold a hearing on a utility
application for a certificate unless any of the following apply:
(a) A statute or rule otherwise requires a
(b) The commission treats
the application as a contested case, as defined in s.
(c) The proposed project
requires the preparation of an environmental impact statement under s.
(d) The commission
determines a hearing is appropriate.