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20.31.02.00.htm 20.31.02.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 31 TERMINATIONS OF SERVICE Chapter 02 Terminations Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, and 5-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.31.02.01.htm 20.31.02.01. 01 Insufficient Reasons for Terminations.. The following may not constitute sufficient cause for the utility to terminate service to an existing customer:A. Failure of a previous customer to pay for service at the premises to be served, unless the current or prospective customer is in violation of one of the provisions of Regulation .04 of this chapter;B. Failure of the customer to pay:. 1) For merchandise purchased from the utility;. 2) For a public utility s
20.31.02.02.htm 20.31.02.02. 02 Terminations Requiring Notice.. A utility may terminate service to a customer for any of the following reasons, if the utility complies with the provisions of this subtitle:A. The customer's violation of or noncompliance with COMAR 20.50 Service Supplied by Electric Companies or COMAR 20.55 Service Supplied by Gas Companies, or for violation of or noncompliance with the utility's tariffs and rules on file with the Commission;B. For failure of the customer to fulfill his cont
20.31.02.03.htm 20.31.02.03. 03 Terminations Without Notice.. A. A utility may terminate service without notice for any of the following reasons:. 1) A condition on the premises determined by the utility to be hazardous;. 2) The use of equipment in such a manner as to affect adversely the utility's equipment or the utility's service to others;3) Tampering with equipment furnished and owned by the utility; or. 4) Unauthorized use of service by any method, including diversion of gas or electricity around a meter.
20.31.02.04.htm 20.31.02.04. 04 Termination with 7 Days Notice.. A. Electric service, gas service, or both, may be terminated in accordance with this regulation, if service at a dwelling unit has been secured in any manner described below:1) Application was made in a fictitious name;. 2) Application was made in the name of an individual who is not an occupant of the dwelling unit, without disclosure of the individual's actual address;3) Application was made in the name of a third party without disclosing tha
20.31.02.05.htm 20.31.02.05. 05 Termination Procedures.. A. Except as provided by Regulations .03 and .04 of this chapter and by Chapters 03, 04, and 05 of this subtitle, a utility shall terminate service in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.B. Commencing Termination Procedures.. 1) A utility may commence termination procedures only if it has made reasonable attempts to collect the past-due bills using normal collection procedures.2) "Normal collection procedures" shall include co
20.31.02.06.htm 20.31.02.06. 06 Text of the Notice of Termination.. Notices of termination required by these regulations shall include, as a minimum, the following:. A. The name and account number of the customer whose service is to be terminated;. B. The address of the premises where service is to be terminated;. C. A statement of the reasons for the proposed termination;. D. The date on or after which the proposed termination will occur;. E. The charges for reconnection of service, if any;.
20.31.02.07.htm 20.31.02.07. 07 User Without Account.. A. For purposes of this regulation, a “user without account” is a person or persons in possession of a residential property that is using regulated utility service without an active account and is not subject to termination under Regulation .03 of this chapter.B. A utility may not terminate service to a user without account without adhering to this regulation.C. Upon discovering a user without account, a utility shall provide written
20.31.02.9999.htm 20.31.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 12, 1981 (8:20 Md. R. 1637). Regulation .01 amended effective November 18, 1985 (12:23 Md. R. 2224). Regulation .01B amended effective October 22, 1984 (11:21 Md. R. 1815) May 10, 1993 (20:9 Md. R. 780)Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective January 1, 2002 (29:3 Md. R. 215) emergency status expired June 30, 2002Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective January 1, 2003 (30:5 Md. R. 364) amende
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