NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

APPLICATION OF YOUNG BROTHERS, LIMITED
FOR APPROVAL OF A GENERAL RATE INCREASE
AND CERTAIN TARIFF CHANGES

Docket No. 2016-0014

The PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION of the STATE OF HAWAII ("Commission") HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold public meetings relating to the application of YOUNG BROTHERS, LIMITED ("Young Brothers"), filed on April 12, 2016, for approval of a general rate increase and certain tariff changes. 

The Commission will hold public meetings as follows:

1) Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
  State Office Building
  Conference Room C
  75 Aupuni Street
  Hilo, Hawaii   96720

2) Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
  West Hawaii Civic Center
  Community Meeting Hale
  74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
  Kailua-Kona, Hawaii   96740

The Commission will investigate whether the proposals in Young Brothers’ Application are just and reasonable.  Young Brothers is a water carrier authorized to transport property by barge between the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.  Young Brothers seeks the Commission’s approval for an across-the-board general rate increase of 4.36 percent, for an increase in revenues of $3,135,000.  Young Brothers states that the increase is based on an intrastate rate of return of 10.25 percent and an intrastate revenue requirement of $75,019,721.  Young Brothers also proposes certain other changes to its tariff.
The purpose of these public meetings are to listen to the views expressed by the general public on the Application of Young Brothers.  Therefore, the Parties to this proceeding—Young Brothers and the Consumer Advocate, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs—will not be permitted to testify at the public meetings.  However, representatives from Young Brothers and the Consumer Advocate should be present at the public meetings to receive the testimony from the general public.
All interested persons, who are not Parties, are invited to attend the public meetings to state their views orally, in writing, or both.  Written statements may be submitted prior to or at the public meetings, and may be mailed to the Commission at 465 South King Street, Room 103, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, or sent by electronic mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  All written statements should reference Docket No. 2016-0014, and include the author’s name and the entity or organization that the author represents.
So that all in attendance will have the opportunity to speak at the public meetings, the Commission may impose time limits for each person’s testimony.
Copies of the Application are available for public review through      the      Commission’s electronic Document Management System, at http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/.  In addition, copies of the Application are also available for review by contacting the Commission’s Honolulu Office [(808) 586-2020], or the Consumer Advocate [(808) 586-2800].
Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made if requested reasonably in advance by contacting the Commission’s Honolulu Office.

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Randy Iwase
Chair

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