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Notice of Evening Hearings for Public Comment

BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF MARYLAND

IN THE MATTER OF THE MERGER OF ALTAGAS LTD. AND WGL HOLDINGS, INC.

CASE NO. 9449

NOTICE OF EVENING HEARINGS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

On April 24, 2016, AltaGas Ltd. (“AltaGas”), WGL Holdings, Inc. (“WGL”) and Washington Gas Light Company (“Washington Gas”) (together, “Applicants”) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Maryland (“Commission”) requesting authorization for AltaGas to acquire the power to exercise substantial influence over the policies and actions of Washington Gas. According to the application, AltaGas and WGL have agreed to combine, whereby Washington Gas, a public service company operating in Maryland, will become part of the AltaGas family of distribution companies.

On May 31, 2017, the Commission issued Order No. 88233 in the above-captioned proceeding in which, among other things, it directed Applicants to work with the Commission’s Executive Secretary to schedule the dates and locations for two evening public hearings to be conducted in this matter. The Commission also determined that the two public comment hearings will be held prior to the evidentiary hearings.

Evening hearings for the purpose of receiving public comment in connection with the Merger of AltaGas Ltd. and WGL Holdings, Inc. are hereby scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.
 Prince George’s Community College
Largo Student Center
Room 227 – Community Room B
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland 20774
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Montgomery County Council Office Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850


Written comments may also be filed by Friday, October 20, 2017. An original and seventeen (17) paper copies of such comments, plus one electronic copy,* shall be submitted to David J. Collins, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, and should reference “Case No. 9449.”

*The Commission encourages parties to use the Commission’s “e-file” system for filing the electronic copy of comments.  Details of the “e-file” system are available on the Commission’s web site at www.psc.state.md.us.  Otherwise, the electronic copy shall be submitted on a CD along with the paper copies of the filings.

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