Judge Sarah Harping’s recommendations:

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Staff shall immediately commence efforts to obtain an agreement with an Interim Manager who shall assume operation of Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. as soon as possible on an interim basis pending further order from the Commission in this docket.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. shall cooperate fully with the Interim Manager and shall supply all necessary documents, records, and other information requested by the Interim Manager, whether the documents, records, and other information are in the possession of Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. personnel or the possession of Hunt Mgt., L.L.C., Ultra Management, L.L.C., or another related entity.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Interim Manager.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Interim Manager shall have full authority to conduct the business and affairs of Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. in all respects, except as authority is expressly reserved as a right of ownership under Arizona Law.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that either Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. or the Interim Manager may at any time apply for the termination of the Interim Manager agreement upon a showing that the services of Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. are in all respects just, reasonable, safe, proper, adequate, and sufficient and that terminating the Interim Manager agreement would not present an unreasonable risk of service that is unjust, unreasonable, unsafe, improper, inadequate, and/or insufficient.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Decision shall become effective immediately.

BY THE ORDER OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION

With the recommendation provided, the next step is for the ACC commissioners to vote on the recommendations.

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