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WAC 480-70-326

Tariffs, filing procedures.

(1) Method of filing. A company may submit tariff filings to the commission in person, by mail, or by telefacsimile. If a company files by telefacsimile, a hard copy must be mailed on the same day as the telefacsimile transmission.
(2) Transmittal letter. A company must file two copies of a transmittal letter with each tariff filing submitted to the commission. The commission will stamp one copy of the letter and return it to the company as acknowledgment that the filing was received.
(a) The transmittal letter must include at least the following:
(i) The name, certificate number, and trade names of the company;
(ii) A description of each proposed change and a brief statement of the reason for each change;
(iii) The dollar and percentage amounts that revenue will change if the filing is approved by the commission;
(iv) The percentage amount that rates will change if approved by the commission;
(v) A contact person's name, mailing address, telephone number, telefacsimile number (if any), and email address (if any); and
(vi) A statement that the company mailed a copy of the transmittal letter to the chair of the county commission or county council of each county affected by the filing.
(b) The transmittal letter accompanying a filing that increases rates or charges must also include the date customer notice was, or will be, mailed or delivered to all affected customers.
(3) Additional documents required.
(a) Filing due to governmental, or other entity, action. If the tariff filing results from action of another entity or governmental body, the company must file documentation of that action. For example: Ordinances, resolutions, and disposal site fee increase or decrease notices.
(b) Tariff filed by agent. If the tariff filing is made by a person other than an owner, partner, or corporate officer, the company must include with its tariff filing a statement granting authority for that person to file on behalf of the company. The statement must be signed by an owner, partner, or corporate officer, and may be incorporated into the transmittal letter accompanying the filing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 81.04.160, 81.77.030 and 80.01.040. WSR 01-08-012 (Docket No. TG-990161, General Order No. R-479), ยง 480-70-326, filed 3/23/01, effective 4/23/01.]
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