More Data Practices Act responses

Filed under:Nuts & Bolts — posted by admin on June 1, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

Hot off the press, more responses to my Data Practices Act request about Citizen Advisory Task Forces. So, starting from the beginning, here are the requests I’d sent:

Task Force Data Practices Act – 1

Task Force Data Practices Act – 2

Here is the response Friday:

Advisory Task Forces – Web-based information 2002-2010

And here’s what came in first thing this morning:

Advisory Task Forces I-drive Information 1995-2002

Citizen Advisory Committees – Table

Now, it’s time to take a look at this!

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Comment and Request for Hearing filed

Filed under:Brookings Routing Docket,PUC Docket — posted by admin on @ 3:33 pm

TOO CLOSE!!!  Slapped together a Comment and Request for Hearing just now, whew, in under the wire, and just barely, in the CapX 2020 transmission Certificate of Need docket:

NoCapX & U-CAN Comment and Request for Hearing

MOES had filed their Comment:

MOES Comments

And this morning in that same docket I filed this Motion:

NoCapX 2020 & U-CAN Motion for Order to Show Cause

And then came the CETF Comment:

CETF – Comment Brookings CoN Delay & Request for Hearing

Busy day, eh?  Now it’s Xcel’s turn… errrrr… CapX 2020!

To see the whole docket, go to www.puc.state.mn.us and then “Search Dockets” for 06-1115.

Motion for Order to Show Cause filed today!

Filed under:PUC Docket — posted by admin on @ 11:26 am

Today NoCapX 2020 and United Citizen Action Network filed a Motion for Order to Show Cause, to push the PUC to require compliance with their Order way back when that the CapX 2020 Applicants disclose, which they have not done!

NoCapX 2020 & U-CAN Motion for Order to Show Cause

What haven’t they disclosed?  Here’s what the Order says:

4. Applicants shall make a compliance filing disclosing each project’s transmission capacity, owners, and ownership structure.

See for yourself in the Certificate of Need, at the very end, Order Point 4:

Order Granting Certificate of Need with Conditions

The PUC is considering CapX 2020’s Notice and Delay:

CapX Notice of Delay for Brookings In-Service Date

Here is is, more than a year later, and the CapX 2020 applicants have not responded to the PUC’s Order.  They have not disclosed the capacity of the various lines in the project and have not disclosed the owners and ownership structure.

ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME?

They’re applying for routing permits, they’re requesting AND GETTING rate recovery (with one important exception, the Brookings line), and they haven’t disclosed who will own this thing…  So NoCapX 2020 and U-CAN have asked that, whether or not this variance is issued, that the CapX 2020 Applicants be required to ‘fess up!



image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace