Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Utility Tariff Filing (AWMS)

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Alaska Waste – Mat-Su, LLC d/b/a Alaska Waste (AWMS), filed TA90-731, a revenue requirement, cost of service, and rate design study, for its residential service. With this filing, AWMS is proposing a permanent rate change based on the outcome of the included cost of service/rate design study. If the Commission suspends TA90-731, AWMS requests an interim and refundable across-the-board rate increase of 7 percent, effective February 28, 2020. In addition, AWMS proposes the following changes to its tariff:

  • Remove Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, and the day after Thanksgiving Day as holidays observed by the utility;
  • To limit the amount of time that credit will be given for the suspension of service due to vacation to not exceed 2 months;
  • To reduce a disposal surcharge to $0.00 when a permanent rate increase is approved; and,
  • Remove the rates for 32 gallon every other week roll cart service, which is being phased out.

The effect of the proposed interim and permanent rate increases on select rates as well as the proposed fees are shown in the table below:


Current Rates

Proposed Interim Rates

Proposed Permanent Rates

32 Gallon Roll Cart




32 Gallon Roll Cart – Additional Cart




64 Gallon Roll Cart




64 Gallon Roll Cart – Additional Cart




96 Gallon Roll Cart




96 Gallon Roll Cart – Additional Cart




Non-Recurring Fees

Extra Bags of Refuse




Extra Large Item




Drive-in Service (Initial 30 feet)




Drive In/Pack Out (Each additional .25 mile)




Cart Delivery/Exchange Fee




AWMS filed a request for waiver of the requirements of 3 AAC 48.275(a)(8), 3 AAC 48.275(a)(9), 3 AAC 48.275(a)(11), 3 AAC 48.275(a)(12), and 3 AAC 48.275(a)(13), requiring pro forma schedules of provision for income taxes, computation of rate base using a 13-month average, cash working capital, computation of weighted cost of capital, and a schedule of long-term debt, respectively.

Finally, AWMS proposes to subsidize Alaska Waste’s Interior and Kenai areas from Waste Connections of Alaska, Inc. and AWMS to slightly lower rates in Interior and keep rates at current levels in Kenai.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification which varies from that proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Heather Garland, Pricing Manager for AWMS at 501 SE Columbia Shores Blvd, Suite 350, Vancouver, WA 98661; phone: (360) 695-4923. The filing is also available for inspection at the Commission's office, at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222 or you may also view the filing via our website at by typing TA90-731 in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., January 23, 2020, at the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA90-731 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AWMS at its address given above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-8937, or send a request via electronic mail to by January 16, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 30th day of December, 2019.



Julie C. Vogler

Finance Section Manager


Attachments, History, Details

Revision History

Created 12/30/2019 12:04:27 PM by rtalabanzas
Modified 12/30/2019 12:05:20 PM by rtalabanzas


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 12/30/2019
Archive Date: 1/24/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    1/23/2020 5:00pm