Notice of Application to Amend Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

Notice of Application to Amend Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice on June 9, 2020, a Joint Application has been filed by the Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility (IGU) and Fairbanks Natural Gas, LLC (FNG) seeking approval to merge FNG’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) No. 777 into IGU’s LNG storage Certificate No. 778. Docket No. U-20-027 was opened to address this matter.

FNG is an Alaska limited liability company, wholly owned by IGU. IGU is a public corporation of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB). FNG and IGU are presently certificated to provide LNG storage service in their respective designated service areas within the FNSB. The above referenced Joint Application requests approval of the merger of FNG into IGU such that IGU’s service area would be expanded to include FNG’s LNG storage service area, and IGU would provide storage service from such expanded area (FNG and IGU would merge under Certificate No. 778 and discontinue the use of Certificate No. 777).

IGU was created as a public corporation by the FNSB, a political subdivision of the State, and, pursuant to AS 42.05.711(b), IGU and FNG are exempt from the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act (AS 42.05) other than AS 42.05.221 through AS 42.05.281. As such, IGU and FNG are exempt from economic regulation by the Commission. “Economic regulation” is a generic term which includes matters concerning a utility’s rates and charges, quality of service, management practices, and customer complaints. The Commission has no jurisdiction over matters that constitute economic regulation.

No motions for waiver or petitions for confidentiality were filed with the application.

The Commission has not assessed the completeness of the application. The Commission will determine whether the application is complete by June 30, 2020.

You may obtain more information about this filing from Anthony S. Guerriero, Brena, Bell & Clarkson, P.C., attorneys for IGU and FNG, address: 810 N Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501, phone: (907) 258-2000. You may inspect the filing at the Commission’s office, 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK, 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or on the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-20-027” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., July 7, 2020, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

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 (800) 390-2782; TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or (800) 770-3973; or send a request via electronic mail to by July 1, 2020.

Dated at Anchorage, Alaska, this 15th day of June, 2020.



Robert Pickett

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 6/16/2020
Archive Date: 7/8/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    7/7/2020 5:00pm