Kentucky Public Service Commission

View Case Filings for: 2012-00362

Case Number:2012-00362
Service Type:Gas
Filing Date:8/10/2012

Tompkinsville Natural Gas System

Case Nature:

Alleged Failure to Comply with KRS 278.495

Case Filings
2/13/2013 9:41:21 AM

Receipt of payment


Penalty Check in the amount of $1500.00 from Tompkinsville Natural gas

1/7/2013 10:03:09 AM

Final Order Entered: (1) Joint Stipulation of Facts and Settlement Agreement is adopted and approved in its entirety as complete resolution of all issues in case. (2) Tompkinsville is assessed a penalty of $9,000.00. (3) Tompkinsville shall pay $1,500.00 of the assessed civil penalty within 30 days of the date of this Order. remaining $7,500.00 of the civil penalty shall be suspended on the condition Tompkinsville abides by the terms of this Settlement Agreement and provides all documentation within the timeframe allowed. (4) Tompkinsville shall hire a qualified person as a full-time gas superintendent or have a contract in place with a qualified contractor to run its gas system no later than April 30, 2013. (5) Tompkinsville shall complete the initial leakage survey of the entire system within 30 days of the date of this Order. (6) Tompkinsville shall have all outstanding deficiencies addressed and corrected within 90 days of the date of this Order. (7) Tompkinsville shall submit all forms, reports, and documentation generated in an effort to cure an outstanding deficiency to the Commission within ten days of its completion. Any such forms, reports, and documentation that have already been completed and not yet tendered shall be submitted within ten days of the date of the Order approving this Settlement Agreement. (8) Tompkinsville shall conduct subsequent leakage surveys within its business district at least once every six months, for the next three years (2013-2015).


City of Tompkinsville Progress Update

12/14/2012 10:02:39 AM

Letter Filing Stipulation of Facts and Settlement Agreement

12/10/2012 4:19:24 PM

Letter filing documents into the record

12/10/2012 3:38:49 PM

Memorandum dated 12/10/2012 for Informal Conference of 12/03/2012; Comments, if any, due within seven days of receipt


City of Tompkinsville Responses to Utility Inspection Report

11/14/2012 1:08:23 PM

Memorandum dated 11/14/12 for Informal Conference of 11/2/12; Comments, if any, due 11/28/12

11/9/2012 1:15:33 PM

Commission Staff's Notice of Informal Conference

10/1/2012 1:51:06 PM

Order Entered: An informal conference shall be held in this matter on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, in Conference Room 1 of the Commission’s Offices, 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky. The purpose of this conference is to outline and discuss all issues and procedural matters related to this case.


City of Tompkinsville Response to Order

8/10/2012 9:42:21 AM

Order Entered: 1. Tompkinsville shall submit to the Commission, within 20 days of the date of this Order, a written response to the allegations contained in the Report. 2. Tompkinsville shall submit any plans or manuals it has obtained as a result of the inspection to the Commission within 20 days of the date of this Order. 3. Tompkinsville shall appear on January 8, 2013, at 1O:OO a.m., Eastern Time, in Hearing Room 1 of the Commission’s offices at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort, Kentucky, for the purpose of presenting evidence concerning the alleged violations of KRS 278.495 and of showing cause why it should not be subject to the penalties prescribed in KRS 278.992 for these alleged violations. 4. At the scheduled hearing in this matter, Tompkinsville shall also present evidence on the safety of its practices related to the construction, installation, and repair of natural gas facilities and whether such practices require revision as related to this inspection. 5. The January 8, 2013 hearing shall be recorded by videotape only. 6. The Report in the Appendix to this Order is made a part of the record in this case. 7. Any requests for an informal conference with Commission Staff shall be set forth in writing and filed with the Commission within 20 days of the date of this Order.