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20.08.01.00.htm 20.08.01.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 08 SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM Chapter 01 General Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113 and 2-121, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.08.01.01.htm 20.08.01.01. 01 Declaration of Public Policy.. A. The Commission declares that it is in the public interest for public service companies to implement diverse supplier programs to promote economical delivery of utility services and positively impact the economy of the State. Accordingly, the Commission has established a Supplier Diversity Program consisting of entry into a voluntary memorandum of understanding (MOU) with individual companies.B. Under the Supplier Diversity Program, entities
20.08.01.02.htm 20.08.01.02. 02 Scope.. This subtitle applies to all public service companies, electricity suppliers, gas suppliers, and any other entities subject to regulation by the Commission.
20.08.01.03.htm 20.08.01.03. 03 Establishment of Program.. A. There is a Maryland Public Service Commission Supplier Diversity Program.. B. Individual companies regulated or licensed by the Commission may voluntarily join the program by entering into an MOU with the Public Service Commission.C. A signed MOU shall be filed publicly with the Public Service Commission..
20.08.01.04.htm 20.08.01.04. 04 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Annual public conference” or “public conference” means a yearly Commission legislative style en banc review of the participating company filed reports and plans, attended by interested parties and executive representatives of all participating companies.2) “Commission” means the Public Service Commission of Maryland.. 3) “Company” means:. a) A public service compa
20.08.01.05.htm 20.08.01.05. 05 Report; Public Conference; Addenda.. A. Staff Report. Staff shall review a participating company’s annual report not more than 2 years after the annual report is filed. Staff may seek, pursuant to individual MOU and Commission statutory authority, source documents used to prepare the annual reports, while preserving the confidential and proprietary data. Upon completion of its review of participating companies’ annual reports, staff shall file a staff report of its findings.
20.08.01.06.htm 20.08.01.06. 06 Compliance.. A. The Commission shall maintain on its website:. 1) A list of Companies participating in the Supplier Diversity Program;. 2) Copies of all public annual plan and annual report filings made by participating companies;. 3) Copies of all signed MOUs; and. 4) Copies of all agreed-to addenda.. B. An MOU may be terminated upon recommendation of staff, a participating company or the Commission 1) Submit an annual report or annual plan for 2 or more consecutive years;.
20.08.01.07.htm 20.08.01.07. 07 Waiver of Regulations.. Upon written request, a regulation in this subtitle may be waived by the Commission for good cause shown.
20.08.01.08.htm 20.08.01.08. 08 Limitations.. The terms of an MOU are not themselves regulations of the Commission..
20.08.01.9999.htm 20.08.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 15, 2016 (43:3 Md. R. 273).
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