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20.85.01.00.htm 20.85.01.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 85 CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS Chapter 01 Non-Residential Electric Underground Facilities Authority: Public Utilities Article, ยง2-121 and 5-101, and Title 12, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.85.01.01.htm 20.85.01.01. 01 Applicability.. A. After August 28, 1969, extensions of electric distribution lines on applicants' owned and leased properties, and in industrial parks, necessary to furnish permanent electric service to new commercial and industrial buildings, and to new multiple-occupancy buildings shall be made underground.B. These regulations do not apply to extensions of lines of nominal 33,000 volts and higher.. C. The application of these regulations is not mandatory for extensions of
20.85.01.02.htm 20.85.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Applicant" means the person, partnership, association, corporation, or government agency applying for electric service.2) "Commission" means the Public Service Commission of Maryland.. 3) "Industrial park" means an area which has been zoned for industrial use and which is covered by a recorded subdivision plat.4) "Multiple-occupancy building" means a structure
20.85.01.03.htm 20.85.01.03. 03 Rights-of-Way and Easements.. A. Rights-of-way and easements suitable to the utility shall be furnished at no cost to the utility by the applicant in a reasonable time to meet service requirements, shall be cleared of trees, tree stumps, and other obstructions at no charge to the utility, and shall be graded to within 6 inches of final grade by the applicant before the utility will commence construction. The clearance and grading shall be maintained by the applicant during co
20.85.01.04.htm 20.85.01.04. 04 Installation of Underground Extension.. A. Upon receipt of a proper application, the utility shall install an underground extension with sufficient capacity and suitable materials which, in its judgment, will assure that the applicant, or customer, will receive safe, adequate, and reasonable electric service to meet his requirements.B. The design and construction of the underground extension shall conform to accepted good engineering practice in the electr
20.85.01.05.htm 20.85.01.05. 05 Repealed..
20.85.01.06.htm 20.85.01.06. 06 Requirements to be Furnished by Applicant.. The applicant shall furnish or pay for, or both, as elected by the utility:. A. Rights-of-way and easements in accordance with Regulation .03 of this chapter;. B. Required suitable conduit systems, including conduits or raceways within a building on the line side of the meter;C. Required suitable transformer vaults and entrance facilities;. D. Required suitable enclosures for switching and protective equipment; and.
20.85.01.07.htm 20.85.01.07. 07 Repealed..
20.85.01.08.htm 20.85.01.08. 08 Connection to Supply System.. A. The utility shall construct a connection from the utility's existing supply facilities to the underground extension in accordance with the extension rules of the utility on file with the Commission.B. An electric company may not permit any person not a public service company to make attachment to any electric company existing overhead facilities for the purpose or intended purpose of providing overhead service to a customer to whom the electric
20.85.01.09.htm 20.85.01.09. 09 Construction.. A. To the extent practicable, electric cables, communications cables, and gas pipes shall be installed in the same trench, care being taken to conform to any applicable code and utility specification.B. Upon timely application, an electric company shall allow any person precluded from using overhead facilities as set forth in Regulation .08B, of this chapter, joint use of its open trenches wherever reasonable and technically feasible in accordanc
20.85.01.10.htm 20.85.01.10. 10 Tariff Provisions.. When a utility has filed with the Commission tariff provisions which pertain to underground service and which are not in conflict with these regulations, then the tariff provisions shall be considered as supplements to these regulations for that utility.
20.85.01.11.htm 20.85.01.11. 11 Special Conditions.. In unusual circumstances, when the application of these regulations appears impracticable or unjust to either party, or discriminatory to other customers, the utility or applicant shall refer the matter to the Commission for a special ruling or for the approval of special conditions which may be mutually agreed upon, before commencing construction.
20.85.01.9999.htm 20.85.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 28, 1969 (Order No. 57831). Chapter revised effective September 1, 1971 (Order No. 59432). Regulations .02E, F, .08B, and .09B adopted effective October 1, 1973 (Order No. 60392). Regulations .05 and .07 repealed effective March 26, 1984 (11:6 Md. R. 556).
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