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How Does a Public Services Commission Matter Come to MOAHR?
Cases are referred to MOAHR from the Michigan Public Service Commission. Created by 1939 PA 3, the Michigan Public Service Commission has three Commissioners, each appointed by the Governor with staggered six-year terms, and a staff of approximately 180 employees. The Michigan Public Service Commission has regulatory responsibilities under numerous statutes governing investor-owned electric and natural gas public utilities, gas and electric cooperatives, telecommunications services, oil and gas pipelines, and electric transmission lines. Cases referred to MOAHR are typically initiated by an application from a natural gas or electric utility, by a customer complaint involving natural gas, electric, or telecommunications service, or on the Commission's own motion to investigate a matter of concern.