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: 4A Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 Feather River Bulletin They're so adorable, but they have been expensive and demanded a lot of extra work for Jasper was volunteers with Friends. These are just two of 11 kittens rescued from a single home earlier this submitted year. just 14 days old when this photo was taken of the cute tiger-striped kitten. Photo Victoria Metcalf organization. The mother And that's how Buzzetta, Assistant Editor cats were flea-infested, longtime volunteer malnourished and dirty. Jennifer Motzkus and And their equally pathetic others see the Friends' It's kitten-time again, kittens we/'e attempting to facility it's a home, not a And Friends of Plumas nurse, shelter. Cats and County Animals is still Buzzetta and other occasionally dogs, are at inundated with last volunteers immediately home here. Every day the season's kitten crop. separated the adult cats cats are cared for not just When two malnourished, from their litters. No one fed and given water, but uncared for mama kitties could get well if they brushed, petted, cuddled and their 11 babies were remained together, whatever the cat prefers. rescued from one Plumas The backroom at the Many are socialized. County home, volunteers at Friends' facility once again Friends almost took on became a nursery as Rescue efforts more than they could volunteers took on the new This was the second time manage, kittens as well as continued Buzzetta agreed to rescue All of the cats were in bad to care for others in thekittens from one shape, according to Rose home on East Main Street homeowner. Buzzetta, one of the in Quincy. The first time the woman founders of the local Para m~ detalles Ilame al 1-800-660-6789 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1-800-893-9555 NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARING REGARDING PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY'S REQUEST FOR THE GAS TRANSMISSION (AJ7-11,oog) " Sclieduied SePtember 17-October 9. 2018 at 9:00 a.m. atthe address- - ~lq~wbe o : Califomia Public Utilities Commission Courtroom State Office Building 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 SUMMARY This Evidentiary Hearing has been scheduled by the Califomia Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to review PG&E's Gas Transmission and Storage (GT&S) application filed with the CPUC on November 17, 2017. The application includes the following: Costs to comply with new regulatory requirements for the safety of ~]as transmission and storage facilities Infrastructure investments to ensure gas transmission pipelines and storage facilities continue to operate safely and reliably Retirement of two gas storage fields in order to reduce costs to customers in the long term, reduce risk and streamline operations Related to the programs above, PG&E is requesting a total increase of $1.237 billion to be collected in rates from customers during the period 2019-2021. This increase has been reduced from PG&E's November 2017 application by $80 million to reflect the benefits of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. BACKGROUND The GT&S application is submitted approximately every three years by PG&E and the scope includes gas transmission and gas storage facilities. In this application, PG&E forecasts the costs necessary to operate these facilities in a safe and reliable manner. This application also proposes how the costs will be assigned to each customer class. This application covers the years 2019-2021. In addition, PG&E forecasted the costs necessary for 2022 should the CPUC or stakeholders wish to consider extending the case into a fourth year. HOW WILL PG&E'S APPLICATION AFFECT ME? For the years covered in this application, PG&E is requesting increases of $263 million in 2019, $130 million in 2020 and $188 million in 2021. ff approved, these changes would be effective beginning January 1,2019. Detailed rate information was included in the original notice sent to customers when the application was submitted in 2017. EVIDENTIARY HEARING At this hearing, the assigned Administrative Law Judge (Judge) will receive tes'dmonies from PG&E, consumer advocacy groups and other parties to this proceeding. These hearings are open to the public, but only those who are parties to the proceeding may present evidence or testimony and be subject to cross-examination. The hearings and documents submitted dudng this proceeding will become part of the formal record the Judge will rely upon in writing a proposed decision to present to the Commissioners for their consideration. After considedng all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned Judge will issue a proposed decision which may adopt, modify or deny PG&E's proposal. Any of the five CPUC Commissioners may also sponsor an alternate decision. The proposed decision and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon by the Commissioners at a scheduled CPUC Voting Meeting. Please note: The CPUC's Courtroom is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to attend and need specialized accommodations, please contact the Public Advisor's Office (PAO) at least five bUsiness days prior to the hearing date. Any changes to the dates, times and locations of the hearings will be posted to the CPUC's Dally Calendar. TO OBTAIN COPIES If you would like a copy of PG&E's application filing and exhibits, please write to: PG&E, GT&S .application (A.17-11-009), RO. Box 7442, San Francisco, CA 94120. A copy of PG&E's filing and exhibits are also available for review by appointment at the CPUC's Central Files Office in San Francisco. For more information, please contact them at or 1-415-703-2045. PG&E's filing (without exhibits) is available on the CPUC's website at CPUC PROCESS The Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) has reviewed this application. ORA is the independent consumer advocate within the CPUC with a legislative mandate to represent investor-owned utility customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. ORA has a mu~disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting and engineering. FOr more information about ORA, please call 1-415-703-1584, emall or visit ORA's website at ff you would like to follow this proceeding, or any other issue before the CPUC, you may use the CPUC's free subscription service. Sign up at: If you would like to learn how you can participate in the proceeding, have informal comments, or if you have questions about the CPUC processes, you may access the CPUC's PAO webpage at You may also contact the PAO as follows: Write: CPUC Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll,~) or 1-415-703;2074 TrY: 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-5282 Please reference PG&E's GT&S ApplicaUon (A.17-11-009) in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter. All public comments will become part of the public correspondence file for this proceeding and made available for review by the assigned Judge, the Commissioners and appropriate CPUC staff. called -- last year -- she said ghe had PUrchased the property and it was overrun with feral cats. The second call wasn't much different, according to Buzzetta. The homeowner was in a panic. She had far too many unwanted cats and she just didn't know what to do. Once again, Buzzetta agreed to help. When she arrived to collect the cats, Buzzetta said they were in containers. When the lid was removed there were cats that had lived in their own filth until her arrival. Everyone was in bad shape. To date, Friends has spent $3,500 on the cats and kittens they rescued, according to Buzzetta. That doesn't include the bill for spaying the two mama kitties. But getting the animals prepare them to seek new homes. Now watching these kittens tumble and play with each other, batting bits of fluff across the floor, while ignoring the toys, or relaxing in one of the large, tiered cat kennels, it looks as if they've never known anything but a healthy life. Volunteers needed Now in operation for 10 years, Buzzetta said that Friends has plenty of money. What they need are volunteers. Another large kitten crop -- especially one that needed so much care -- has just about exceeded the time and energy many existing volunteers can give. People "are willing to give us money," Buzzetta said. They're "willing to give us cards," she added And that commitment isn't every day. Looking at the current volunteer schedule, Buzzetta said there are a lot of vacant days. She'll be the one to take on those necessary hours until more volunteers step forward. The idea is to have enough volunteers so that each person doesn't feel overwhelmed. The ideal arrangement is that a volunteer agrees to work two hours a week or even a month, according to Buzzetta. The cleaning has to be done in the morning, she explained. That makes the place ready to receive those who are looking for a pet to adopt. Friends isn't a shelter. Cats aren't confined to little cages. 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