BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
In re: Application for transfer of majority organizational control of Holiday Utility Company, Inc. in Pasco County to Holiday Waterworks Corporation, and amendment of Certificate No. 224-W.
DOCKET NO. 030458-WU
ORDER NO. PSC-06-0768-PCO-WU
ISSUED: September 12, 2006
ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR
EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE TESTIMONY
On May 23, 2003, Holiday Utility Company, Inc. (Holiday or utility) filed an Application for Transfer of Majority Organizational Control. On March 16, 2004, Holiday filed an amended and restated Application for Transfer of Majority Organizational Control and Amendment of Certificate No. 224-W to add territory in Pasco County. On June 15, 2004, Pasco County filed an objection to Holiday’s restated application for amendment but did not object to the transfer application. As a result, the transfer application was addressed by the Commission at the April 18, 2006 Agenda Conference, and Order No. PSC-06-0380-FOF-WU, issued May 8, 2006, reflects the Commission’s decision on that portion of the docket.
Pursuant to Order No. PSC-06-0463-PCO-WU, the Order Establishing Procedure, issued May 25, 2006, dates were established for a number of prehearing activities, including dates for the prefiling of testimony. According to that Order, intervenor direct testimony is due on September 14, 2006. On August 30, 2006, Pasco County filed a Motion for Extension of Time to File Intervenor Direct Testimony (Motion).
In support of its Motion, Pasco County states that it is not able to prepare its testimony due to Holiday’s failure to meet deadlines and prosecute the matter effectively. Pasco County states that Holiday’s testimony appears to be deficient because the legal description provided does not include any new territory, but only contains territory that the utility is currently authorized to serve. Therefore, Pasco County is unable to properly prepare a response. Pasco County states that it has contacted Holiday and that it does not object to the extension.
Based on the foregoing, Pasco County’s request is reasonable and is hereby granted. Pasco County’s direct testimony shall now be due on October 10, 2006.
Based on the foregoing, it is
ORDERED by Commissioner Katrina J. Tew, as Prehearing Officer, that the Motion For Extension of Time to File Intervenor Direct Testimony is granted. It is further
ORDERED that the new date for submitting Intervenor Direct Testimony shall be October 10, 2006. It is further
ORDERED that Order No. PSC-06-0198-PCO-WU and Order No. PSC-06-0463-PCO-WU is reaffirmed in all other respects.
By ORDER of Commissioner Katrina J. Tew, as Prehearing Officer, this 12th day of September, 2006.
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