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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
8/15/2020

20VAC5-403-40. State Corporation Commission Action.

A. Whenever the lesser of 5.0% or 150 customers subject to a small telephone company's tariffs file a protest or objection to any change in a schedule of that utility's tariffs, or if the commission acts on its own motion to investigate the utility's tariffs, the commission may suspend the enforcement of any or all of the proposed tariffs for a period not exceeding 150 days from the date of the filing of the revised tariff. Notice of the suspension shall be given by the commission to the small telephone company prior to the expiration of the 30 days' notice to the public.

B. Whenever the lesser of 5.0% or 150 customers subject to a small telephone company's tariffs file a protest or objection to any change in a schedule of that utility's tariffs, or if the commission, acting on its own motion, determines to investigate the utility's change in a tariff, an order will be issued by the commission setting a date by which the small telephone company shall file an application which shall contain the information set forth in 20VAC5-403-50 and 20VAC5-403-60, as applicable. This order shall also specify a filing schedule for applicant, protestants, and staff and shall establish a hearing date.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 04, eff. October 17, 2001.

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