FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 20, 2014
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Opens Working Case To Assist In The Drafting Of Rules Regarding Utility Pay Stations & Short-Term Lenders
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking comments in a working case established to consider a possible rule regarding utility pay stations and short-term lenders. This issue regards Commission regulated electric, natural gas, water and sewer utilities establishing pay agent relationships with companies that make secured or unsecured short term loans. These companies are sometimes described as payday lenders.
The Commission is inviting the public and interested stakeholders to comment. The case (AW-2014-0329) will serve as a repository for documents and comments. Using this case, any person with an interest in this matter may view documents and may submit comments or documents. As this is not a contested case, anyone may file a comment without legal counsel and without ex parte constraints. Intervention requests are not necessary to submit comments or to view documents.
The public is welcome to submit comments by forwarding electronic communications through the Public Service Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) or by mailing written comments to the Commission.
You may submit electronic comments at the Commission’s website (http://www.psc.mo.gov
). Once at the website, click on the EFIS/Case filings link on the left side of the page. Scroll down and click on the public comment link. Please refer to File No. AW-2014-0329
Written comments in hard copy should be addressed to the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. Please refer to File No. AW-2014-0329.
The Public Service Commission Staff has been ordered to file a report no later than August 13, 2014, either proposing language for a rule, or explaining why such a rule is not appropriate.