Final Order Entered: 1. The Stipulation is adopted and approved in its entirety as a complete resolution of all issues in this case. 2. The formal hearing in this matter scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017, is cancelled. 3. As a result of the August 12, 2016 incident, South Kentucky agrees to pay a civil penalty, pursuant to KRS 278.990, in the amount of $15,000. 4. South Kentucky shall pay the amount of $15,000 within 30 days of the date of this Order by cashier's check or money order to be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer and to be mailed or delivered to the Public Service Commission, Office of General Counsel, 211 Sower Boulevard, P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, KY 40602. 5. South Kentucky shall provide on a quarterly basis, for a period of one year, a report detailing the results of crew safety audits performed and, if any safety violations
are identified, the corrective action taken to address the violation. 6. South Kentucky shall provide on a quarterly basis, for a period of one year,
documentation of five job briefings per month. The briefings shall be for separate crews, and shall include briefings for two contractor crews.
7. The reports required by ordering paragraphs 5 and 6 of this Order shall be submitted within 30 days following the end of the calendar quarter, beginning with the quarter ending on June 30, 2017. The reports shall reference the number of this case and shall be retained in the utility's general correspondence file.