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

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA gives notice that Alaska Waste Dutch Harbor, LLC (AWDH) filed TA44-654, a revenue requirement, cost of service, and rate design study based on a 2018 test year. With this filing, AWDH is seeking a permanent rate increase of 50.33 percent, to be allocated in accordance with the included cost of service and rate design study. In the event the Commission suspends the filing for further investigation, AWDH requests an across-the-board interim rate increase of 20 percent to existing tariff rates, effective February 28, 2020. In addition, AWDH proposes to make the following changes to its tariff:

  • Remove President’s Day and the day after Thanksgiving Day as official holidays observed by the utility;
  • Change the due date for commercial and roll-off service from the invoice date to within fifteen days of the invoice date;
  • Reduce the period after a bill when the utility will send written notice of termination of service to a delinquent customer from forty (40) to twenty-five (25) days;
  • Reduce the period after mailing the notice of termination when the utility will discontinue service to a delinquent customer from fifteen (15) to ten (10) days; and
  • Amend the disposal surcharge methodology to incorporate the disposal cost charge into the base tariffed rate and discontinue the use of a balancing account.

A comparison of the current and proposed rates is shown in the table below. 


Current Rate


Interim Rate

Proposed Permanent Rate

Dumpster Rates – 3 Yard Dumpster

1 Pickup Per Week, Excluding Holidays




2 Pickup Per Week, Excluding Holidays




3 Pickup Per Week, Excluding Holidays




Roll-Off Container Service

10 Yard Up To 20 Yard Container


per haul


per haul


per haul

21 Yard Up To 50 Yard Container


per haul


per haul


per haul

Additional, Occasional, or Unscheduled Pickup Service

Unscheduled Pickup




Truck Time Plus 1 Driver for Special Services


per hour


per hour


per hour

AWDH 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 cost of capital, and a schedule of long-term debt, respectively.

This notice may 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 AWDH, at 501 SE Columbia Shores Blvd. Suite 350, Vancouver, WA 98661; phone: (360) 695-4923.  The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing Docket “TA44-654” 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’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA44-654 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AWDH 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, 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 12/31/2019 8:26:29 AM by rtalabanzas


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 12/31/2019
Archive Date: 1/24/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    1/23/2020 5:00pm