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Proposals & AMENDMENTS to Laws or Rules 

Recent Commission Action

Orders & Notices
  • FO 7522h- Final Order NorthWestern Energy Natural Gas Rate Case
  • FO 7580a- NorthWestern Energy 2017 Tax Tracker 
  • D2017.9.79 NCA- MDU Natural Gas Rate Case 
  • PO 7084s- Complaint of James T. and Elizabeth A. Gruba v. NorthWestern Energy 
  • N2017.11.85 NCA- Commission Investigation Into Statue of Limitations 
  • D2013.9.71 NCAComplaint of Shoshone Condominium Hotel Owners Association v. Abaco Energy Services, LLC
  • D2016.5.39- QF-1 Solar Rate/ Symmetry Order on Reconsideration 
  • D2016.12.103- MTSUN Order on Reconsideration 
Other Items

Lists and forms 

 

Proposals & AMENDMENTS to Laws or Rules 

  • None at this time 

Recent Commission Action 

Orders & Notices
  • N2016.11.90 NCA- Operator Service Provider Rulemaking
  • PO 7566aPetition of Commnet Wireless, LLC for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier
Other

National Highlights 

FCC

Compliance Resources

Eligible Telecommunication Carriers (ETCs)
Operator Service Providers (OSPs)
Telephone Utilities

Registration 

Telecommunications Carriers, Service Providers, and Billing Aggregators must register with the Montana Public Service Commission.

If you are a telecommunications carrier you will also need to register as a service provider if you forward the charge for your product or service to a billing aggregator or billing agent. If you are a telecommunications carrier providing your own billing you do not need to register as a service provider.

The law requires billing aggregators and service providers to register with the Montana PSC as a prerequisite for billing Montana telephone accounts. Billing aggregators and billing agents may not provide billing services for a service provider unless the service provider is registered with the PSC. The PSC may revoke the registration of a billing aggregator that bills for an unregistered service provider. Similarly, a billing agent must verify that a billing aggregator is registered with the PSC in order to include that billing aggregator’s charges on Montanans’ telephone bills. Billing aggregators and billing agents will find lists of registered billing aggregators and service providers on the Montana PSC website.

The Montana PSC requires billing aggregators and service providers to complete and submit the paper registration form according to the instructions and registration requirements on the form.

Telecommunication Carriers

All providers of telecommunications services in Montana are required by state law to register with the PSC.

Service Providers

A Service Provider is any entity, other than the billing agent, that offers a product or service to a customer, the charge for which appears on the bill of a billing agent.

Billing Aggregators

A Billing Aggregator is any entity, other than a service provider, that forwards the charge for a product or service offered by a service provider to a billing agent.

Proposals & Amendments to Laws or Rules 

  • None At This Time 

Recent Commission Action 

Orders & Notices
  •  None At This Time 
Other

Intrastate Motor Carrier Operating Authorities

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Forms 

Certificate of Compliance (COC)
Public Convenience and Necessity (PCN)
Sale and Transfers
Leases
Transporation Network Carrier (TNC)
Protests
Insurance
Registration Receipts
Annual Reports

PROPOSALS & AMENDMENTS TO LAWS OR RULES 

RECENT COMMISSION ACTION

ORDERS & NOTICES
  • None at this Time 
OTHER ITEMS
  • None at this Time 

Annual Reports

Regulated Companies 

In Montana, the rates and services of privately-owned water and sewer service providers are regulated by the Montana Public Service Commission. The rates and services of publicly-owned water and sewer service providers (e.g., county, water and sewer district, municipality) or a provider serving itself only (e.g., individual, member-owned cooperative or association serving members only), are not regulated by the Public Service Commission. These privately-owned companies have water and/or sewer tariffs established by the Commission:

If you have questions about whether or not your water and sewer business is regulated by the PSC, please call the PSC at 406-444-6150.


Simplified Regulatory Options  

The Commission has adopted minimum rate case filing standards for utilities, including private water utilities. See Montana Administrative Rule 38.5.101, et seq. However, two simplified regulatory treatment options, the standard rate tariff or operating ratio method, are available to a small water or sewer utility to establish or change its rates by a method other than a minimum rate case application. See Montana Administrative Rule 38.5.2527.