WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND
FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK
Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, an Highway Construction, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number B213016 in Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, consisting of crack seal, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on March 24, 2022.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 11, 2022.
STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING
Senior Budget Analyst
PUBLISHED: Feb. 8, 15, 22, 2022 02082
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of January, 2022, Bootlegger’s LLC, filed an application for issuance of a restaurant liquor license, in the office of the City Clerk, City of Kemmerer for the following described place:
817 S Main Street
and protests, if any there be, against the issuance of the license will be heard at the hour of 7 p.m. on Monday the 14th day of February, 2022, in the City Council Chambers, 220 Wyoming Highway 233, Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Dated: January 26, 2022
Signed: Natasia Diers, City Clerk/Treasurer
PUBLISHED: Feb. 1, 8, 2022 02081
IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING
THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE ) Probate No.
BONNIE GEAN SKINNER, ) PR-2021-84-DC
a.k.a. BONNIE JEAN SKINNER, )
NOTICE OF PROBATE
TO ALL PERSON INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that on the 27th day of December, 2021, the Last Will and Testament of decedent was admitted to probate by the above named Court, and that Gwenette Portera was appointed as Personal Representative thereof. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the Court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred.
Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to decedent’s estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned at: P.O. Box 785, Pinedale, WY 82941.
Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers, in the office of the Clerk of said Court, on or before three months after the date of the first publication of this notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred.
DATED this 6 day of January, 2022.
PUBLISHED: January 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2022 01183
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for review of the 2020 Decommissioning Studies and Incremental Decommissioning costs, as more fully described below.
RMP is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On December 3, 2019, the Company filed the 2020 Inter-Jurisdictional Cost Allocation Agreement (“2020 Protocol”) notifying the Commission, inter alia, that the Company would undertake a contractor-assisted engineering study of decommissioning costs to be used to determine the amount of Decommissioning Cost responsibility to be allocated to the states. On January 16, 2020, and on March 16, 2020, in accordance with the 2020 Protocol, RMP filed the confidential Decommissioning Studies for the coal-fueled generation resources as informational filings in Docket No. 20000-539-EA-18 (2018 Depreciation Study). The Decommissioning Studies provided updated costs to decommission the coal-fueled generation resources that included plant demolition, ash pile and ash pond abatement and closure, asbestos and other hazardous materials abatement and remediation, and final site cleanup and restoration as applicable to each plant. On April 20, 2020, the Company filed a Stipulation in the 2018 Depreciation Study proceeding that resolved all disputed matters with two exceptions. One exception was the treatment of the updated decommissioning costs from the Decommissioning Studies, which were to be addressed by any party in the Company’s 2020 general rate case filed on March 2, 2020. The Commission issued a written order approving the Stipulation on December 18, 2020.
On March 2, 2020, RMP filed a general rate case (Docket No. 20000-578-ER-20 or “2020 GRC”) that incorporated the depreciation rates from the Commission approved Stipulation in the 2018 Depreciation Study. Also, in the 2020 GRC, the Company included an adjustment for the incremental costs related to the Decommissioning Studies. The Commission issued a Memorandum Opinion, Findings and Order (2020 GRC Order) on July 15, 2021, in the 2020 GRC. In the 2020 GRC Order, the incremental decommissioning costs were approved for inclusion in the revenue requirement on an interim basis with the caveat that a separate application be filed. Specifically, the Commission directed the Company to file an Application to allow “comment, protest, intervention, review, adjustment and potential refund” of the decommissioning costs approved on an interim basis in the 2020 GRC Order.
RMP filed this Application on January 14, 2022, pursuant to paragraph 211 in the 2020 GRC Order for review of the 2020 Decommissioning Studies and Incremental Decommissioning costs, and to allow comment, protest, intervention, review, adjustment and potential refund of the decommissioning costs approved on an interim basis in the 2020 GRC Order. The Company also provided an update for certain non-asbestos related asset retirement obligations (AROs), including costs to comply with coal combustion residual regulations and certain other decommissioning-related costs. The updated AROs result in an increase in PacifiCorp’s ARO costs of approximately $7.7 million. The updated ARO costs have increased from the level approved by the Commission in the 2020 GRC, but the Company does not intend to request an increase to customer rates at this time. Rather, the Company believes the level of decommissioning costs included in Wyoming customer rates is reasonable. RMP states maintaining the level of decommissioning costs currently within customer rates is in the public interest and results in just and reasonable rates. The Company requests that the Commission approve the interim rates on a final basis.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business offices throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours or at http://psc.wyo.gov.
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before March 4, 2022. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-609-EA-22 (Record No. 16986) in your communications.
Dated: February 3, 2022.
PUBLISHED: February 8, 15, 2022 02081