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

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Alaska Waste - Interior, LLC d/b/a Alaska Waste (AWI), filed TA115-667, a revenue requirement, cost of service, and rate design study, for its residential service, based on a 2018 test year. With this filing, AWI is proposing permanent rate changes, subsidized by Alaska Waste Mat-Su and Waste Connections of Alaska, based on the outcome of the included cost of service/rate design study. Should the subsidization not be approved, AWI will request a 38.37 percent increase to revenues. AWI is proposing no interim rate change. In addition, AWI 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 change the minimum level of service for dumpster service and roll off containers from once a week to once a month; and,
  • To limit the amount of time that credit will be given for the suspension of service due to vacation to not exceed 2 months.

A comparison of the current and proposed rates and non-recurring charges are shown in the table below:


Existing Tariff Rate

Proposed Permanent Rate

32 Gallon



64 Gallon



96 Gallon



96 Gallon Bear Cart



32 Gallon – Additional Cart



64 Gallon – Additional Cart



96 Gallon – Additional Cart



Non-Recurring Fees

Extra Bags of Refuse



Extra Large Item



Drive in/Pack Out (60 feet or less



Drive in/Pack out (each additional 30 feet)



Reinstatement Fee



Cart Delivery/Exchange Fee



With TA115-667, AWI 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.

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 AWI 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 TA115-667 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 TA115-667 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AWI 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


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Created 12/30/2019 12:08:59 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