Public Hearings & Comment Periods

The Commission welcomes and encourages public input on utility rate and siting cases and proposed rules and regulations. There are two ways for citizens to participate in the formal regulatory process. The first is to attend a public hearing. The second is to submit a comment during the open comment period. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these options.

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Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods

 
Public Hearing and Comment Period scheduled on Proposed Transportation Regulations 

The Kansas Corporation Commission will consider the adoption of proposed Transportation rules and regulations on a permanent basis. A public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 via Zoom. A copy of the proposed regulations, corresponding economic impact statement and public comment link can be found below. Public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. on March 18.  Comments may be also be submitted by contacting Ahsan Latif at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by letter to Ahsan Latif, Litigation Counsel, State Corporation Commission, 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, Kansas 66604.

All interested parties may participate at the Zoom meeting by registering using the link below by noon on March 18. The meeting will also be broadcast on the Kansas Corporation Commission YouTube channel. No registration is required for viewing.

Public Hearing Notice l Proposed Regulations l Economic Impact StatementRegister for Zoom Meeting l Submit a Public Comment
 

Consolidated Communications of Kansas plans to increase rates for business local access by $1.50 and business bundled voice service by $5.00 per month effective in April

Consolidated Communications of Kansas has filed an application to increase business Local Access rates by $1.50 per month and business voice bundle rates by $5.00 per month effective on April bills. Customers may petition the Kansas Corporation Commission to determine the reasonableness of the proposed rates. A petition by 15% or more of subscribers subject to the rate would require the KCC to initiate a reasonableness investigation.

Customers may comment using the link below, call the KCC at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The final date to submit your comment is March 4, 2024.

Public Notice l View Docket Details l Submit a Public Comment  


Consolidated Communications of Missouri plans to increase rates for business local access by $1.50 and business bundled voice service by $5.00 per month effective in April

Consolidated Communications of Missouri has filed an application to increase business Local Access rates by $1.50 per month and business voice bundle rates by $5.00 per month effective on April bills. Customers may petition the Kansas Corporation Commission to determine the reasonableness of the proposed rates. A petition by 15% or more of subscribers subject to the rate would require the KCC to initiate a reasonableness investigation.

Customers may comment using the link below, call the KCC at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The final date to submit your comment is March 16, 2024.

Public Notice l View Docket Details l Submit a Public Comment  


Public Hearing and Comment Period scheduled on Southern Pioneer Electric Company's application to change customer rate design in order to align rates to cost of service

Southern Pioneer Electric Company has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting approval to make customer rate design changes in order to modernize and better align rates to cost of service. The company is proposing a three-part rate design that separates the customer charge, energy delivery/demand charge, and energy charges. The company states the three charges are not new and are part of the current rate structure; however, a three-part rate provides a more accurate representation of the cost to provide service to customers. An increase in the customer charge for residential service and general service small customers is also requested. Rate design changes have also been proposed for large commercial and industrial customers.

The Commission has scheduled a public hearing on March 19, beginning at 6 p.m. CDT to provide Southern Pioneer customers an opportunity to learn more about the proposed rates. To make the hearing more accessible across the service area, it will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate in the hearing to ask questions and make comments, registration is required using the link below. The hearings will also be broadcast on the KCC’s YouTube channel. No registration is required for those wishing to view only.

In addition, there will be a public comment period through 5 p.m. on May 15. Customers may comment using the link below, call the KCC at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. 

Public Notice-Residential/Small General Service  l  Public Notice-Large Commercial/Industrial  
View Docket Details l  Register for the Hearing  l  Submit a Public Comment