FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 06, 2016
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Relay Missouri Case
The Missouri Public Service Commission has opened a case to review the current surcharge that appears on the monthly telephone bills of Missourians to fund Relay Missouri.
The Relay Missouri fund provides financial support to ensure deaf, hearing-impaired and speech-impaired consumers have reasonable access to telephone service. Relay Missouri is funded through a monthly, per line surcharge. The current surcharge is $0.06. After reviewing fund expenditures and payments, the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission has recommended to the Commission that the surcharge be reduced to $0.04 per month, per access line.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than December 27, 2016, 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 1-866-922-2959, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail email@example.com. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Public Service Commission.
The Missouri General Assembly established Relay Missouri in 1990. The surcharge level is periodically reviewed by the Commission according to the requirements established by Missouri statutes.