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20.31.03.00.htm 20.31.03.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 31 TERMINATIONS OF SERVICE Chapter 03 Restrictions on Terminations Authority: Public Utilities Article, ยง2-113, 2-121, 5-101, and 7-307, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.31.03.01.htm 20.31.03.01. 01 Restrictions for Serious Illness and Life-Support Equipment.. A. Electric or gas service, or both, may not be terminated for an initial period of up to 30 days beyond the scheduled date of service termination when the termination will aggravate an existing serious illness or prevent the use of life-support equipment of any occupant of the premises, subject to the provisions of this regulation.B. Certification Requirement..
20.31.03.02.htm 20.31.03.02. 02 Restrictions for Elderly or Handicapped Individuals.. A. Upon receiving notice from the customer that he or an occupant of the premises to which the service is going to be terminated is an elderly or handicapped individual, a utility may terminate service to that premises only in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.B. Between the date the notice of termination is mailed to the customer and the date on or after which service is to be terminated, the utility shall,
20.31.03.03.htm 20.31.03.03. 03 Winter Restrictions.. A. An electric, gas, or electric and gas utility may not terminate gas or electric service to occupants of residential buildings for nonpayment of bills during the period November 1 through and including March 31 of the immediately succeeding calendar year unless the utility first certifies to the Commission by an affidavit filed at least 24 hours before the termination, that the termination does not constitute a threat to the life or health of t
20.31.03.04.htm 20.31.03.04. 04 Temporary Residential Summer Restriction.. A utility may not terminate, either gas service that is used for cooling if the customer has notified the gas utility of that usage, or electric service, because of nonpayment, for any customer occupying a residential building, for which the temperature forecast made for the utility's weather station area for that customer at 6 a.m. is 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above in that weather station area during an extreme weather period.
20.31.03.05.htm 20.31.03.05. 05 Designations and Approval of Weather Station Areas.. A utility shall designate and file with the Commission for approval, not later than August 1 of each year, a list of one or more weather station areas within its service territory which specifies the portion of the utility's service territory covered by each weather station area for the purpose of complying with Regulations .03 and .04 of this chapter.
20.31.03.06.htm 20.31.03.06. 06 Tenants in a Master-Metered Building.. A. This regulation applies to terminations of service in master-metered premises.. B. A utility shall notify tenants in a master-metered building of an impending termination of service by all of the following. A utility shall:1) Individually notify tenants by first class mail, or by flyers or "door stuffers" of a proposed termination at least 14 days before the scheduled termination date; and2) Notify tenants by posting termination notices i
20.31.03.9999.htm 20.31.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 12, 1981 (8:20 Md. R. 1637). Regulation .01 amended effective November 8, 2004 (31:22 Md. R. 1597). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision effective January 1, 2003 (30:5 Md. R. 364) amended permanently effective January 20, 2003 (30:1 Md. R. 29)Regulation .03 amended effective October 22, 1984 (11:21 Md. R. 1816) August 6, 1990 (17:15 Md. R. 1862)Regulation .03 amended as an emergency provision effective January 1, 2003
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