Deadline Set in Summit Natural Gas Case

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thumb_99d85f988fe6e14JEFFERSON CITY — Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc. (SNG) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a waiver of a gas safety rule related to qualifications for joining pipe, by substitution of alternative qualifications.

On June 15, 2000, the Public Service Commission granted investor-owned and municipally-owned natural gas operators a waiver from provisions of certain PSC rules related to when a person must requalify to join plastic pipe, finding that an alternative procedure would ensure public safety. Similar requirements are found in federal rules. In 2000, the United States Department of Transportation concurred with the Commission’s approval of the waiver and alternative procedure.

SNG states in its application it did not exist at the time the waiver was granted in June 2000. SNG is now requesting that it be granted a waiver from the same provisions, as previously granted to other natural gas operators and it be subject to the same alternative procedure to ensure public safety.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than December 4, 2014, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information Service (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov .

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail opcservice@ded.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

SNG provides natural gas service to approximately 15,000 customers in Missouri.