Sept 28 (Reuters) - SCANA Corp :
* Public Service Commission of South Carolina defers action on office of regulatory staff (ORS) request to suspend revised rates collections
* Public Service Commission of South Carolina ordered hearing officer to establish briefing schedule & hearing date concerning ORS' request
* Intends to "defend its rights and claims, including appealing any adverse decision, if necessary"
* south Carolina Electric & Gas Company's existing retail electric rates will remain in effect pending further action of SCPSC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: