What Happens Next?
The denial of the Motion to Bifurcate and Temporary Rule Waiver does not close the application to provide central sewer on the Island, nor does it end the process. It simply requires that EU file their anticipated rates and connection fees along to complete their application prior to the Commission vote on certification. According to reliable sources at the County, EU plans to continue with its application for a wastewater certificate.
The 30-day period from the date that EU's notice of mailing was posted on the PSC docket expires on January 16th, 2021. This is the deadline to submit a formal letter of objection to EU's application and to request a public hearing. We will notify you if any date changes appear on the docket. PIE received approval from its membership at the Annual Meeting on January 2nd to use the legal fund to hire an attorney to represent Island stakeholders for the purpose of becoming an "intervenor" in the process and at the administrative hearing.
The PIE Board meets again on Monday January 11th, where further discussion will be held. More involvement of the membership may be necessary if EU does not withdraw its application.
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