BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

 

Motion to Declassify Surveillance Monitoring            )

Report of Ameren Missouri for the Twelve Month     )      File No. EO-2014-0011

Period Ending December 31, 2012                           )

 

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR EXPEDITED TREATMENT

AND DIRECTING FILING

 

Issue Date:  July 10, 2013                                           Effective Date: July 10, 2013

 

On July 9, 2013, the Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers, the Office of Public Counsel, AARP, and the Consumers Council of Missouri (collectively, “Movants”) filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission (“Commission”) a Motion to Make Certain Documents Public, Request for Waiver, and Motion for Expedited Treatment.  Movants allege that good cause exists for the Commission to grant a variance from Commission rules designating a surveillance report filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (“Ameren Missouri”) as highly confidential.

Movants request that the Commission act on its motion expeditiously by ordering Ameren Missouri to file a response to its motion by July 12, 2013 and taking action regarding the motion by July 16, 2013.  Requests for expedited treatment are governed by Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-2.080(14).  That rule requires that such requests state with particularity the harm to be avoided or the benefit that will accrue from granting the request and that the motion was filed as soon as possible or an explanation why it was not.  Movants’ state that their motion for expedited treatment is based on the general interest in the report and an assertion that the request for waiver is unlikely to become a contested case.  Movants do not set forth the particular benefits that will accrue by granting the exceedingly short timeline they request or a statement that there will be no negative effect on customers or the general public.  Movants do not state that the motion was filed as soon as possible or explain why they waited so long to file their motion after the report at issue was submitted to them on May 24, 2013.  The Commission concludes that Movants have failed to provide sufficient justification for granting the motion for expedited treatment and will require Ameren Missouri and the Commission’s Staff to respond to the motion regarding declassification of the surveillance report within the 10-day period provided for in Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-2.080(13).

THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:

1.               Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri is designated as a party to this matter.  The Commission’s Data Center shall send notice of this order to Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri.

2.               Movants’ Motion for Expedited Treatment is denied.

3.               Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri and the Commission’s Staff shall file a response to the Motion to Make Certain Documents Public, Request for Waiver, and Motion for Expedited Treatment no later than July 22, 2013.

4.               This order shall become effective immediately upon issuance.

 

BY THE COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

Morris L. Woodruff

Secretary

 

Michael Bushmann, Regulatory

Law Judge, by delegation of authority

pursuant to Section 386.240, RSMo 2000.

 

Dated at Jefferson City, Missouri,

on this 10th day of July, 2013.