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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, May 16, 2013 SCC seeks comments on Kentucky Utilities rate increase request; hearing set for Norton The state corporation Com kilowatt hours of electricity hearings should arrive early and mission (SCC) will hold a public hearing on June 24 in Norton on a request by Kentucky Utilities Company for a general rate increase. The local hearing will give members of the public in Kentucky Utilities' southwestern Virginia service territory a more from $91.77 per month to $101.34 per month,' as increase of $9.57, or 10.43 percent. Two public sessions are Scheduled in Norton on Monday, June 24 in the Norton City Council Chambers at 618 Virginia Avenue. The first convenient location to offer session begins at 4 p.m. and then testimony as public witnesses, reconvenes at 7 p.m. Kentucky Utilities, doingThe public hearing will business in Virginia as.. ld continue in Richmond on Dominion Power ConT pgny, Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. It seeks an increase in base rates in will be held in the Commission's the amount of $6.5 milliOn over second floor courtroom located present total operating revenues, in the Tyler Building, 1300 East The proposed rate increase Main Street, in downtown would raise the monthly bill of a Richmond. Any person wishing residential customer using 1,000 to comment at any of these notify the SCC bailiff. Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by September 26, 2013. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, EO. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2013 -00013. Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC's website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the Public Comments/Notices link and then the Submit Comments button for case number PUE-2013=00013. uca onn by Karen Gent NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF THE PETITION OF APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR REVISION OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE PURSUANT TO 585.1 A 6 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA W1TH RESPECT TO THE DRESDEN GENERATING PLANT CASE NO PUE-20134XX)0~ On March 29, 2013, Appalachian Power Company ('APCo~ or "Company'), pursuant to 56-585.1 A 6 of the Code of Virginia ('Code') and the CommLssk~'s Rules Governing Utility Rate Appilcati~s and Armual Irfformational Filings, 20 VAC 5-201-10 etseq. ('Rate Case Rules'), filed with the State Corporati Commission ('Commission') a petition ('Petition') for approval to continue, wi~ modification, a rate adjustment clause ('RAC'). The RAC, designated the C--RAC. is designed to recover the costs of its Dresden Generating Plant ('Dresden'), a 580 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle generating plant located in Dresden, Ohio. In this proceeding, APCo forecasts an annual revenue requirement for the twelve months ending Felxuary 28, 2015. of approx~ $28 million, which the Company cateuiated ualng a return on equity of 11.4 %. The Conlpany also seeks recovery of an under-coitection of C~C-related costs of approxknataly $6.2 million for the period of February 1, 2012, through Februtmj 28, 2013, and projected under-cecovery of approximately $3.7 million for the period of March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. However, the actual amounts approved by the Commission could be higher or lower than the amounts proposed by the Company's Petition. Cornnlission entered an Order for Notico and Hearing ('Order') in this.case that, among other thugs, scheduled a public heating on August 28, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the Commiasion*s Courtroom, Second Floor, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, to receive the testimony of public witnesses and the evidence of APCo, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff, Any person desiring to testify as a public witness should appear at the hearing location/ffteen (15) minutes before the starting time on the day of the hearing and contact the ~'s Bailiff. Individuals with dlubillt~s who require an accommodation to perticipete in any hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing at 1 800 552 7945 (voice) or 1-804-371-9206 (TDD). A copy of the Company's Petition and the Commission's Order are avatalde for public inspection during regular business hours st mob of the Company's business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A copy also may be obtained, at no cost, by written request to coumud for the Company, Anthony Garnbardeh, Esquire, and John K. Bymm, Jr., E~, Waods Rogers PLC, RiverPtont Plaza, West Tower, 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1550, Richmond, ~r,'ginta 23219. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provtde the copies by aledrontc means. Cop4as of the publtc version of all documents filed in Case No. PUE 2013-00009 also shall be available for interested persons to review in ~ Commission's DooJment Control Center, Clerk's Oflice, Tyler Building, First Floor, 1300 East Main Street, Richmo41d, Virginia 23219, between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interested persons also may download unofficial copies from the Commission's website: ntlz3:llwww.scc.viminia.oovlcase, by dick~g the "Docket Search" function and entering Case No. PUE-2013-00009 in the appropriate box. Any pereon or entity may pmttcipate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing 8 notice of pettidpatJon on or before June 24, 2013. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) cof)ie= of the notice of pa~l~ shall be submitted to Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Coqxxation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O; Box 2118, Richrr~)nd, Virginia 23218- 2118. Any person or entity simultaneously shall serve a copy of such notice of paflk:~l~dian on counsel to the Company, Anthony Gand)srdeh, Esquire, and John K. Byrum, Jr., Esquire, V~x)ds Rogers PLC, Rtverfront Plaza, West Tower, 901 East Byrd Street, SuRe 1550, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Pumuant to the ~'s Rules of Practico and Procedure, 5 VAC 5-20.80 B, Par6cipation as a respondent, any notice o panidpation shall set forth: (i) a precise state- ment of the interest of the respondent; (il) a statement of the spedf action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. Any organization, coq~retlon, or government body participating as a respondent must be represented by counsel as required by 5 VAC 5-20-30, Counse/, of the Rules of Practice. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUE-2013-00009. On or before July 3, 2013, each respondent may file with the Clerk of the Comndsslon and serve on the Commission Staff, the Company, and all other respondents any testimony and exhibit= by which the respondent expects to establish its case. ffnot ~ aledronically, an original and faleen (15) copies of suctt ~y and exhibits shall be submitted to Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Cmporatlon Commission, c/o Document Control Center. p.o. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218- 2118. Re~ also shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, including: 5 VAC 5.20-140, and sendce;, 5 VAC 5-20-150, Cop/es and formaP, and 5 VAC 5-20-240, Prepared tesUmony and exhibits. All filings shall rofer to Case No. PUE-201~. On or before August 21, 2013, any interested person may file written cor~ on the Petition with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Coq)oration Cot~, rJo Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118o Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Compact disks or any other ftmm of electronic storage medium may not be itled with written comments. Interested persons desiring to suI:)Wl~ ~ alecln~icalty may do so on or before August 21, 2013, byfo~ the instructions found on the Commisalon's website, ~:l/www.scc.viminia.aov/case, and dicking "Public ~otices." Persons commenting electronically need not file comments in writ~g. All comments shall refer to Case No. PUE-2013-(X)009. The Cor~i~don'$ Rules of Practice and Procedure may be viewed at: htto:l/www.scc.viroinia.9ov/cese. A primed copy of the Rules of Practice and Procedure end an official copy of the Commlssi~n's Order in this proceeding may be obtained from Joel H. Peck, Clerk. State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P,O. Box 2118, Richmond, V'trginia 23218-2118. APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANy May, GED test & exam in Wi e County The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program of Lee, Scott, Wise & Norton Public Schools offers the Official Practice-GED Test (OPT) on-demand at all local Adult Education classes. This is a free 4 hour test that is scored immediately. Adults that pass the OPT receive a free GED Exam which now costs $58. Call 877 RACE 2 GED (877.722.3243) or 276.386.2433 to schedule a time to take the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, May 18 at the Wise Adult Learning Center, Building J. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 328-8612 for more information or to register. In addition, the Regional Adult Education Program offers free Adult Education classes thro aghout the region to prepare adults for the GED Exam. For details call Amy at 877 RACE 2 GED (877.722.3243) or in Scott Co., 276.386.2433 or go to www.race2ged.org. Wise County Sheriffs Report The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports the following activities for the period of 4/29/2013 through 5/05/2013. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 2053 calls for this seven- day period. Of the total calls received 396 were dispatched to the Sheriff's Office. Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 9. Criminal Process for the same period served 31 Felony Warrants, 48 Misde- meanor Warrants, 3 DUI Arrest and worked 2 Traffic Accident. Civil process for this period served 693 Civil Papers. During this seven-day period 11 additional Criminal Investi- gations were initiated and 28 were cleared by arrest. The Sheriff's Office provided 193.5 man-hours of Court Room Security for the three courts and the courthouse. The Sheriff's Office tran-' sported 1 adult in state, 0 adult out of state, 2 mental patient, and 1 juveniles for a total of 4 transports, involving 15 hours. The Sheriff's Office unlocked 26 vehicles and escorted 6 funerals during this seven-day period. On Monday, April 29, 2013, the Pluggedln VA Software Quality Assurance cohort tour- ed CGI and Northrop Grum- man, two IT companies in Lebanon, as an experiential learning project. The group of students was accompanied on the tour by instructors Tammy Brown, Karen Gent and Diana Stinson along with staff mem- bers and adult career coaches from the office of Community, Workforce, and Economic Solu- tions at Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC). The tours were a beneficial experience for the students whose focus has been develop- ing information technology (IT) and software testing skills throughout the entire six-month program. Students were able to learn firsthand about job opportunities at the two com- panies and educational require- ments for new hires. "The students were glad to have the opportunity to visit both CGI and Northrop Grum- man," commented Diana Stin- son, IT instructor for the group. "It helped them understand how each facility operates and gave them an inside view of what is expected of the employees. Most of them were excited about the possibility of getting jobs and inquired about how to prepare for an entry level posi- tion. A few students mentioned that their favorite part of the tour was getting to see the data storage rooms. After visitin each of the facilities, most of them want to take more classes to get better prepared before applying for a career in IT. Overall, the tour was an excellent learning experience." Doris Howell, a student from Bluefield, referred to the activity as "enlightening." She remarked, "I did not realize that there were opportunities of that magnitude in our area. It seemed that both companies had a lot to offer their em- ployees." David Becker, a student from Belfast stated, "It was nice to be able to have a visual \ \ \ representation of the cam- capstone project presentation panies' environments versus the and reception at SWCC. images that my mind had Participants who have conceived. Both places gave me completed the entire 25 credit the impression that they had an course will be awarded a career active concern for their em- studies certificate in software ployees' well-being and further quality assurance at SWCC's education and advancement in spring graduation ceremony. their respective companies." For more information about Students completed the Pluggedln VA programs in the Pluggedln VA Software Quality region, contact Southwest Assurance program on Thurs- Regional Adult Education at day, Ma3--9~2013 with a 866-581-9935. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified, SCHEV authorized. Call 888-354-9917 www.CenturaOnline.com COLLEGE Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, May 18, 8 am-1 pm Don't miss the opportunity to check out a good selection of fresh produce including lettuce, onions, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much much more. Dedication of Church Pew 10 am Entertainment Special art project for kids Master Gardener tips, displays & demonstrations Blood Pressure checks at 10 am by F. Couch Chef Bradlee Hamilton cooking demonstration at 11 am (from Hangar Restaurant) Music ofCharlie Engle & Megan Clay at 12 noon We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. Support your local farmers and crafiers and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. t