PUD Fee Assessment
Reports are due annually on April 1st
Section 180.11 of Title 17 of the Oklahoma Statutes authorizes the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC” or “Commission”) to assess a fee upon each public utility in order to provide adequate funding to the Public Utility Division (“PUD”) of the Commission. PUD is entrusted with the regulation of public utilities in this State, including the timely and expeditious review and completion of various utility-related applications, and to be responsive to the needs of the consumers and the regulated community.
For fee assessment services, “public utility” includes Electric Distribution Companies, Gas Distribution Companies, Regulated Electric, Gas, and Telecommunications providers granted a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity ("CCN"), including Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (“CLECs”), Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (“ILECs”), Interexchange Carriers (“IXCs”), Operator Service Providers (“OSPs”), Payphone Service Providers (“PSPs”), Resellers of Intrastate Toll Services ("Resellers") and Data-Only providers.
Additionally, companies who have received or been granted funds for Federal Universal Service and low income funds for regulated and non-regulated services, revenues received from the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund for Special Universal Services, revenues received from the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund for Primary Universal Services, and revenues received from the Oklahoma Lifeline Fund and Federal Lifeline support pursuant to 47 CFR Subpart E.
The inclusion of revenues described in the paragraph above as regulated Oklahoma jurisdictional gross operating revenues shall be for the “limited purpose” of the calculation of allocations for payment into the Public Utility Assessment Fee according to Part 3 of Subchapter 3 of OAC 165:5 and shall not be construed as affecting the jurisdictional nature of the funds as determined by the telecommunications companies in accordance with 47 CFR Parts 32 and 36 for separations purposes or other purposes such as determining jurisdictional tax liability.
Wireless ETCs should not complete the FY 2023 PUD Fee Assessment Packet.