Mary Cameron v. PECO Energy Company; Doc. No. C-00957475

[26 Pa.B. 3230]

   A copy of the initial Decision of Administrative Law Judge George M. Kashi in the above-captioned matter was issued and mailed by certified mail on May 15, 1996. Service was effected by this means on all parties but Mary Cameron. Service of the Initial Decision on Mary Cameron was then attempted by regular mail on May 23, 1996, but was returned by the Post office ''unclaimed'' on June 3, 1996. Service by publication is hereby effected upon Mary Cameron under the provisions of 52 Pa. Code § 1.53(c).

   If you do not agree with any part of this decision, you may send written comments (called Exceptions) to the Commission. Specifically, an original and nine copies of your signed exceptions must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission in Room B-20, North Office Building, North Street and Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, PA or mailed to P. O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265, within 20 days of the issuance date of this letter. The signed exceptions will be deemed filed on the date actually received by the Secretary of the Commission or on the date deposited in the mail as shown on U. S. Postal Service Form 3817 certificate of mailing attached to the cover of the original document (52 Pa. Code § 1.11(a)) or on the date deposited with an overnight express package delivery service (52 Pa. Code § 1.11(a)(2), (b)). If the exceptions are sent by mail, please use the address shown at the top of this letter. A copy of the exceptions must also be served on each party of record. 52 Pa. Code § 1.56(b) cannot be used to extend the prescribed period for the filing of exceptions/reply exceptions. A certificate of service shall be attached to the filed exceptions.

   If you receive exceptions from other parties, you may submit written replies to those exceptions in the manner described above within 10 days of the date that the exceptions are due.

   Exceptions and reply exceptions shall obey 52 Pa. Code §§ 5.533 and 5.535 particularly the 40-page limit for exceptions and the 25-page limit for replies to exceptions. Exceptions should clearly be labeled as ''EXCEPTIONS OF (name of party)--(protestant, complainant, staff, etc.).''

   If no exceptions are received within 20 days, the decision of the Administrative Law Judge may become final without further Commission action. You will receive written notification if this occurs.



Mary Cameron:
v.:Docket No. C-00957475
PECO Energy Company:


Before George M. Kashi
Administrative Law Judge

   This complaint was filed by Mary Cameron (Customer) against PECO Energy Company (Utility). It is an appeal from a BCS decision concerning ability to pay utility bills. An answer was filed and a hearing was held on May 6, 1996. Utility appeared at the hearing represented by counsel and one witness. Customer, after being provided notice, failed to appear; did not request a continuance nor explain the failure to appear. Utility presented evidence of the customer's payment history, the outstanding arrearage and the BCS decision. Utility also provided evidence that the account was finaled on April 2, 1996, and Customer moved. Counsel then moved to dismiss the complaint.

   We will grant the motion and dismiss the complaint, with prejudice, for failure to appear at the hearing. Additionally, we accept the BCS result. Finally, we are adding a lump sum payment requiring customer to make up the payments she failed to make in accord with the BCS schedule.

Therefore, It Is Ordered:

   1.  That the formal complaint filed by Mary Cameron (Customer) against PECO Energy Company (Utility) at Docket No. C-00957475 be and is hereby dismissed with prejudice for Customer's failure to appear at hearing and the Secretary shall mark the Docket closed.

   2.  That Customer is hereby directed to pay PECO Energy Company $665.00 within thirty (30) days from the date of entry of this order.

   3.  That Customer is hereby directed to pay by the due dates stated in Customer's current budget utility bills, the additional amount of $10 each month on Customer's finaled overdue Utility balance, at 1115 Dorian Ct., Apt. #3, Chester, PA, of $1,875.96 until the finaled overdue utility balance is fully paid.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1117. Filed for public inspection July 5, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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