Order Entered: 1. No later than October 31, 2017, Commission Staff shall file with the Commission and serve upon all parties of record a written report containing its findings regarding West McCracken's requested rate adjustment. 2. No later than 14 days after the date of the filing of the Commission Staff Report, each party of record shall file with the Commission: a. Its written comments on and any objections to the findings and recommendations contained in the Commission Staff Report; and b. Any additional evidence for the Commission to consider. 3. If Commission Staff finds that West McCracken's financial condition supports a higher rate than West McCracken proposes or the assessment of an
additional rate or charge not proposed in West McCracken's Application, West McCracken, in its responses to the Commission Staff Report, shall also state its position writing on whether the Commission should authorize the assessment of the higher rate or recommend an additional rate or charge. 4. If Commission Staff recommends changes in the manner in which West McCracken accounts for the depreciation of West McCracken's assets, West McCracken, in its response to the Commission Staff Report, shall also state its position in writing on whether the Commission should require West McCracken to implement the proposed change for accounting purposes.