Start the Filer by double-clicking the Filer icon. The initial
screen, entitled CONTROL NUMBER is displayed and provides the
user a choice to select whether the filing (a) Requires a new
Control Number or (b) Belongs to an existing Control Number.
If the user indicates that the filing belongs to an existing Control
Number, the next screen, entitled ENTER CONTROL NUMBER is displayed.
The user may enter the appropriate Control Number. A convenient
drop-down list box retains recently used numbers. If the filing
requires a new Control Number it will be assigned by PUC Staff
and the ENTER CONTROL NUMBER screen is not displayed.
The next screen is entitled PARTY FILING NAME. For convenience,
the user is provided with a drop-down list of regulated utilities
and other parties who frequently file at the Commission. If the
party filing is not listed, the name may be entered directly
into the text box.
The next screen is FILING INFORMATION. A Filing Type may be
selected from a drop-down list box containing the valid filing
types. Space is also provided for a filing DESCRIPTION. This
should be a complete description of the filing. This information
will be reviewed by the PUC Filing Clerk on submission.
Example of Description text: REVISED TARIFF SHEET FILING
- REFLECTING CHANGES RESULTING FROM 06/26/97 ORDER APPROVING REVISED
COMPLIANCE TARIFFS IN DOCKET NO. 17290
The next screen is DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT. Documents to be filed
can be selected through a standard Windows interface that enables
the user to choose files from any local or network drive and include
them on a list of documents to submit. Documents can be selected
from the displayed directories and added to the list by clicking
the ADD button. As each document is added to the list, a dialog
box entitled DOCUMENT PROPERTIES will appear displaying
the file name and the file type, based on the standard extension
of the file name. If the extension cannot be recognized by Filer,
the user will be prompted to select a file type from a drop-down
list box of preferred file types. The previous version of Filer
displayed a dialog box to enter a LABEL for each file.
Filer Version 1.02 will automatically assign the existing name
of the file to the LABEL.
The next screen is TOTAL PAGE COUNT. Enter the total number
of pages in the paper copy of the filing. The count should include
the physical number of pages in the filing.
Next is the screen SPECIFY ADDENDUM. Indicate here whether
there are materials included with the paper copy for which there
are no corresponding electronic files. These could be third party
documents or other materials for which no electronic copy is available.
This material should be placed at the end of the paper copy whenever
possible, referenced in the preceding sections as addenda. This
screen also requests the STARTING PAGE number in the paper copy
on which the addenda begin.
Next is the SUBMISSION METHOD screen. The user may choose
to send the documents on 3.5" computer diskette(s) or directly
over the Internet FTP. If diskette transfer is chosen, the
number of diskettes required will be displayed. If Internet transfer
is chosen, estimated file transfer times for various modem speeds
will be displayed.
NOTE: Starting with the DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT screen, a
random eight-character code appears in the upper left corner of
the Filer interface. Labeled Tracking Code, this unique
eight character string is used (1) to serve as a certain reference
between the hard copy filing and the diskette, when the code appears
on the diskette label, and (2) to provide the means for the PUC
Filing Clerk to retrieve filings sent via Internet FTP.
The next screen is entitled TRACKING SHEET and offers the choice
to print a Tracking Sheet or not. Always print a sheet
when submitting an electronic filing to the PUC. This sheet,
containing the Tracking Code and a summary of the filing
should accompany the hardcopy filing regardless of electronic
file transmission method. Labeling diskettes with the Tracking
Code will ensure that diskettes can be referenced to the hardcopy
filing. The Tracking Code is absolutely necessary for
the PUC Filing Clerk to retrieve filings sent via Internet FTP.
Only one Tracking Sheet is required per filing, regardless
of the number of paper copies filed. The Tracking Sheet
is not retained after the filing process is complete.
Next is the SUMMARY screen which summarizes all the information
to be transferred to the PUC. The button in the lower right hand
corner is now labeled FINISH.
Click the FINISH button to complete the transfer. A confirmation
of successful transfer will be displayed. Your electronic filing
has been sent to the PUC for processing by the Filing Clerk using
the PUC Interchange Check-in application.
On-line help can be accessed when using the Filer by clicking
the HELP button in the lower section of each Filer screen. For
assistance using the PUC Filer or accessing electronic documents
contact the PUC Help Desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org