First, I got word that the staff of the Virginia SCC had filed a motion asking to have the application suspended due to being incomplete until at least February 2011, when the RTEP is complete. And that's not the only reason -- apparently PATH's fleet of "top-notch" lawyers didn't concentrate hard enough on the stipulations that were placed on filing of a new application when the original one was dismissed this past January. Detailed information and a link to the motion is on The Power Line. Despite the crowd and noise I was in the midst of, I distinctly heard this sound.
A bit later on, over a very fine lunch with good friends, I received word that the Maryland Office of People's Counsel could not agree to setting a procedural schedule in that state due to the fractured nature of application submission and PATH's failure to provide information necessary for evaluation. Instead of Nelson Muntz, I heard this disturbing sound playing in my head. Once again, see The Power Line for details.