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New York State Public Service Commission Minutes of Proceedings

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of bound volumes of minutes documenting the Public Service Commission's review and approval of matters falling within its jurisdiction. This includes determining reasonable rates to be charged to consumers by the related utilities; supervising utility operations to ensure safe and adequate service; supervising the financing of utilities; certifying public need and environmental suitability of routes, construction, and utility operating plans; and promoting long-range planning by utilities.
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Quantity:
48.8 cubic feet (including 566 microfilm rolls)
Inclusive Dates:
1907-2002
Series Number:
19535

Arrangement

19535-96, 19535-10: Chronological by meeting date.

19535-99: Numerical by case number.

Scope and Content Note

19535-96: This accretion consists of bound volumes of minutes documenting the Public Service Commission's review and approval of matters falling within its jurisdiction. This includes determining reasonable rates to be charged to consumers by the related utilities; supervising utility operations to ensure safe and adequate service; supervising the financing of the utilities; certifying public need and environmental suitability of routes, construction and utility operating plans; and promoting long-range planning by the utilities.

19535-99: This accretion consists of microfilm copies of minutes documenting the Public Service Commission's review and approval or disapproval of those matters which legally fall within its jurisdiction, including: rates; safety and adequacy of service; suitability of routes; and utility financing. Minutes are arranged by case number, but contain only the commission's action.

19535-02: This accretion consists of bound volumes of minutes documenting the Public Service Commission's review and approval of matters falling within its jurisdiction for the years 1987-1992.

19535-10: This accretion consists of bound volumes of minutes documenting the Public Service Commission's review and approval of matters falling within its jurisdiction from 1993-2002. Minutes include the date of the meeting, individuals present, and items for consideration with corresponding actions taken. Cases that were considered at each meeting are listed by the type of utility (general, gas, power, communications, water, cable), and then by case number.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm 566 reels; 16 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 19593 Unofficial transcripts of public meetings ("session minutes"), contains related records.

Other finding aids

Container list for each accretion is available at the repository.

19535-90: Volume list is available at the repository.

19535-99: Microfilm roll list is available at the repository.

Processing Information

Accretions 19535-89 and 19535-90 were originally accessioned as series B1331, but were incorporated into series 19535 after minutes of Public Service Commission proceedings were assigned RDA 19535.

Acquistion Information

Accretions 19535-89 and 19535-90 were previously transferred under records disposition number 13232.

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