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20.26.03.00.htm 20.26.03.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 26 ENERGY ALLOCATION SYSTEMS Chapter 03 Disclosure of Estimated Energy Costs and Complaint Procedure Authority:Public Utilities Article, §7-304, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.26.03.01.htm 20.26.03.01. 01 General Requirement.. An owner shall disclose in writing to a current or prospective occupant prior to the execution or modification of a lease:1) That the owner will directly bill the occupant for energy costs as determined by an energy allocation system; and2) The estimated energy costs reasonably expected to be incurred by the occupant calculated in a manner as described in Regulation .03 of this chapter.
20.26.03.02.htm 20.26.03.02. 02 Disclosure of the Use of Energy Allocation System.. A. The owner shall disclose in writing to a current or prospective occupant all material aspects of the energy allocation system including, but not limited to:1) The measurement unit recorded by the measuring device;. 2) The method for converting measurement units into the approximate energy use and the energy costs;. 3) The method for calculating the per unit charge for energy consumed;.
20.26.03.03.htm 20.26.03.03. 03 Estimated Energy Costs.. A. An owner who has previously determined the approximate energy usage for a dwelling unit by the use of an energy allocation system, including use of a system before the promulgation of the regulations, shall disclose to a current or prospective occupant:1) The highest monthly energy cost billed to the same dwelling unit in a month the dwelling unit was leased during the preceding 12 months;2) The lowest monthly energy cost billed to the sa
20.26.03.04.htm 20.26.03.04. 04 Disclosures of Influences on Energy Usage and Costs.. A. The owner shall provide to the current or prospective occupant the document "Influences on Energy Usage and Costs" prepared by the Consumer Protection Division.B. The owner shall disclose in writing to the prospective or current occupant the nature and extent of the weatherization of the apartment unit including, but not limited to the extent of insulation of walls and ceiling, the age of the energy device
20.26.03.05.htm 20.26.03.05. 05 Procedure for Handling Occupant Complaints.. If an occupant contacts the owner concerning the correctness of the energy costs billed to an occupant:A. The owner shall provide to the occupant a complaint form available from the Commission and request the occupant to complete the form;B. The owner shall provide the occupant with the name and address of the apartment house manager or other person who will receive the completed complaint form;C. The owner shall provid
20.26.03.06.htm 20.26.03.06. 06 Referral to Consumer Protection Division.. If the complaint has not been resolved, the owner shall advise the occupant in writing that a formal complaint concerning an amount billed to the occupant pursuant to an energy allocation system may be filed with the Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General.
20.26.03.9999.htm 20.26.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Previously codified as 20.26.04.01―04 and 20.26.05.01 and .02, adopted as an emergency provision effective July 19, 1988 (15:17 Md. R. 2046) emergency status extended at 15:27 Md. R. 3125 ―Regulations .01―06 adopted effective May 15, 1989 (16:9 Md. R. 995).
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