1. GEORGIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE DEPOSITS
All companies, with the exception of cooperatives, are required to collect and submit the revenues derived from the TRS surcharge on a MONTHLY basis. Compliance with this requirement is mandatory regardless of how small the volume of revenue collected.
The PSC conducts periodic random audits to determine compliance with this and other requirements related to public notification. The results of these audits are provided to each Commissioner. If you have questions concerning any aspect of this procedure, you should contact Ken Ellison, Assistant Director, Utilities Division, PSC, at 404-656-4536.
2. QUALITY OF SERVICE/TROUBLE REPORTING
All companies are required to collect this data on a monthly basis and file this information on the appropriate form with the PSC on no less than a QUARTERLY basis. If you have questions concerning this requirement, you should contact a member of the PSC Telecommunications Division Technical Staff.
3. INDEPENDENT COMPANY STATISTICAL DATA
All companies are required to file Form 5322, Independent Company Statistical Data, by January 31 for the preceding calendar year. The Commission normally distributes this form in December of each year. The purpose of this form is to track access line type and count as well as monthly business and residential rates. It is important that this information be accurately reported because it is used by the Commission for a variety of purposes.
If you have questions concerning this requirement you should contact the PSC Staff member specified at the time of the form's distribution or Dennis Sewell, Chief Public Utilities Engineer, Telecommunications, PSC, 404-656-2041.
4. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT/FORM M
The ten (10) companies regulated under RATE OF RETURN regulation must file a Form M no later than April 30 of each year for the preceding year ending December 31.
ALTERNATIVELY REGULATED companies must file using the abbreviated reporting format no later than April 30 of each year for the preceding year ending December 31.
If you have any questions concerning this requirement you should contact Tim Hopkins, Director, Utility Finance, PSC, 404-656-1717.
5. CLEC ACTIVITY REPORT
All CLECs, regardless of the level of activity, or lack thereof, must file the Docket No. 5778-U MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY REPORTS. The data from these reports are collated on a monthly basis. The data from these reports and a list of those who have failed to respond are provided to each of the Commissioners and posted on the Commission's Web site. Failure to respond may result in the decertification of a CLEC.
If you have questions concerning this requirement, please contact deLancey Todd, Program Operations Manager, Telecommunications, PSC, 404-656-4554.
6. GEORGIA UTILITY FACILITY PROTECTION ACT
If an entity or individual damages a utility facility, the damage must be immediately reported to the owner of the facility and the Utility Protection Center (UPC). Any questions concerning this requirement should be directed to the UPC at 770-623-4332.
If a utility's facility is damaged, it should report Probable Violations of the Act to the GUFPA Advisory Committee. Questions concerning this reporting procedure should be directed to Danny McGriff, Director, Gas Safety Section, PSC, or Lynn Buffington, PSC staff at 404-463-6526.