(1) Within 15 days
of submission, if practicable, the commission employee assigned to process the
application shall submit it and other relevant material to the commission. The
employee may include a recommendation as to whether, and to what extent, the
applicant should be compensated.
(2) The assigned employee may request
additional information necessary to process the application and may call a
conference among applicants to promote and coordinate joint presentations, if
similar interests exist. The commission may require cooperative efforts as a
condition of compensation.
assigned employee may recommend approval of all or part of an application for
compensation only if he or she finds that the applicant has met the eligibility
requirements of s.
and the application has met the requirements of
The assigned employee may prepare a written recommendation that compensation
should be granted in a given amount or denied. The recommendation shall be
forwarded to the commission for its approval or modification. The commission
shall mail its decision to the applicant and the utility which is the subject
of the proceeding.
(5) Staff may
approve compensation requests for $500 or less and requests to transfer funds
from one accounting category to another.
(6) The commission may, on request or on its
own motion, reconsider a decision regarding any application for