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​february 13, 2019
public hearing notice
PUBLIC NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE APPLICATION OF ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FOR APPROVAL TO REVISE ITS PARTIAL REQUIREMENTS RATE ESCHEDULE EPR-2 AND TO LIMIT CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN CUSTOMERS WITH QUALIFYING FACILITIES TO TERMS NOT EXCEEDING TWO YEARS 
DOCKET NO. E-01345A-16-0272  
Summary
On August 5, 2016, Arizona Public Service Company ("APS") filed an Application with the Arizona Corporation Commission ("Commission") requesting approval of revisions to its Partial Requirements Rate Schedule EPR-2 ("EPR-2") and proposing to limit contracts for certain customers with qualifying facilities ("QFs"), as defined under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ("PURPA"), to terms not exceeding two years. 
 
The Commission's Utilities Division ("Staff') and any intervenor will provide
recommendations to the Commission regarding the application. The Commission is not bound by the proposals made by APS, Staff, or any intervenor. The Commission will issue a Decision regarding the application following consideration of testimony and evidence presented by all parties at an evidentiary hearing. 
 
How You Can View or Obtain a Copy of the Application
Copies of the application are available from APS Corporate offices at 400 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004; the Commission's Docket Control Center at 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, for public inspection during regular business hours; and on the Commission's website (azcc.gov) using the e-Docket function. 
 
Arizona Corporation Commission Public Hearing Information
The Commission will hold a hearing on this matter beginning November 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Commission's offices, 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. Public comments will be taken on the first day of hearing. 
 
Written public comments may be submitted by mailing a letter referencing Docket No. E-01345A-16-0272 to Arizona Corporation Commission, Consumer Services Section, 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007, or by submitting comments on the Commission's website (azcc.gov) by clicking on "I Want To" and selecting ''Submit a Public Comment" from the drop down menu. If you require assistance, you may contact the Consumer Services Section at 1-800-222-7000. 
 
If you do not intervene in this proceeding, you will receive no further notice of the proceedings in this docket. However, all documents filed in this docket are available online (usually within 24 hours after docketing) at the Commission's website (azcc.gov) using the e-Docket function. You may choose to subscribe to an RSS feed for this case using the e-Docket function. 
 
About Intervention
The law provides for an open public hearing at which, under appropriate circumstances, interested persons may intervene. An interested person may be granted intervention if the outcome of the case will directly and substantially impact the person, and the person's intervention will not unduly broaden the issues in the case. Intervention, among other things, entitles a party to present sworn evidence at hearing and to cross-examine other parties' witnesses. However, failure to intervene will not preclude any interested person or entity from appearing at the hearing and providing public comment on the application or from filing written comments in the record of the case. 
 
To request intervention, you must file an original and 13 hard copies of a written request to intervene with Docket Control, 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007, no later than March 29, 2019. You also must serve a copy of the request to intervene on each party of record, on the same day that you file the request to intervene with the Commission. Information about intervention and sample intervention requests are available on the Commission's website (azcc.gov) by going to the "I Want To" drop down menu and then using the "Intervene in a Utility Case" link. 
 
Your request to intervene must contain the following:
 
1.  Your name, address, and telephone number, and the name, address, and telephone number of any person upon whom service of documents is to be made, if not yourself;
 
2.  A reference to Docket No. E-01345A-16-0272;
 
3.  A short statement explaining:
a.  Your interest in the proceeding (e.g., an owner of a qualifying facility in the utility's service territory, etc.),
 
b. How you will be directly and substantially affected by the outcome of the case, and 
 
c. Why your intervention will not unduly broaden the issues in the case; c.  Why your intervention will not unduly broaden the issues in the case;
 
4.  A statement certifying that you have served a copy of the request to intervene on the utility or its attorney and all other parties of record in the case; and 
 
5.  If you are not represented by an attorney who is an active member of the Arizona State Bar, and you are not representing yourself as an individual, sufficient information and any appropriate documentation to demonstrate compliance with Arizona Supreme Court Rules 31, 38, 39, and 42, as applicable. 
 
The granting of motions to intervene shall be governed by A.A.C. Rl4-3-105, except that all motions to intervene must be filed on or before March 29, 2019
 
ADA/Equal Access Information
The Commission does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to its public meetings. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, as well as request this document in an alternative format, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, Kacie Cannon, E-mail KCannon@azcc.gov, voice phone number 602-542-3931. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.