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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 23 February 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-189
TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) filed for approval a Phase III/Split Rate Base (SRB) Manual Update report on 31 October 1997 for use in the production of its 1996 Phase III/SRB results.
File No.: 8654-T10-01/97
1. The Phase III/SRB Manual Update report was filed, with explanations, in accordance with Proposed Revisions to the Phase III Manual Update Procedure, Telecom Letter Decision CRTC 89-26, 1 December 1989 and Review of Phase III of the Cost Inquiry, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-24, 18 November 1994.
2. TCI's Update report included various changes to tariff assignments, some methodology changes as well as account additions and deletions to certain investment and expense studies for inclusion in the company's 1996 edition of its Phase III/SRB Manual.
3. No comments were filed by any interested party.
4. The Commission conducted a detailed review of all of TCI's proposed revenue, investment and expense revisions and issued interrogatories to clarify various aspects of the company's proposals.
5. On the basis of its review, the Commission considers that the proposed assignment procedures are acceptable.
6. In light of the foregoing, the Commission:
a) approves the proposed Phase III/SRB Manual Update report filed by TCI;
b) directs TCI to file a complete set of amended Manual pages, which include all updates approved in this Order that are relevant to the production of the company's 1996 Phase III/SRB results, within 30 days of the date of this Order;
c) directs TCI to serve copies of the amended pages to its Phase III/SRB Manual on interested parties by the same date; and
d) directs TCI to submit its 1996 Phase III/SRB results at the same time the company files its amended Manual pages.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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