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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 403. Rules Governing Small Investor-Owned Telephone Utilities

20VAC5-403-30. Notice.

A small telephone company shall complete notice to its customers 30 days prior to the effective date of changes in its tariffs. This notice shall at a minimum use the following format to the extent applicable:


(Insert name of small telephone company) plans to change its (tariffs) on file with the State Corporation Commission, effective for service rendered on and after (effective date). As a result of this change, (insert name of small telephone company) expects its (tariffs) to produce an additional $__________ in gross annual operating revenues, representing an increase of __________% in local operating revenues.

(If applicable) The telephone company also proposes to change the following portions of its rules and regulations of service: (Summarize changes).

Any interested party may review (insert name of small telephone company) proposed changes during regular business hours at the telephone company office where consumer bills may be paid and at the commission's Division of Communications located on the 9th Floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.

Any interested party may file written comments in support of or objecting to the proposed changes, or requests for hearing, with the Division of Communications, State Corporation Commission. Requests for hearing must state the reason for the request. Such comments or requests must be filed with the Division of Communications on or before (name date 10 days before the effective date of tariff).


A small telephone company shall mail the foregoing notice to any customer subject to the tariff change, including other common carriers utilizing the utilities' facilities when the proposed changes directly affect other common carriers.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 4, eff. October 17, 2001.

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