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20.85.03.00.htm 20.85.03.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 85 CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS Chapter 03 Residential Electric Underground Facilities Authority: Public Utilities Article, ยง2-121 and 5-101, and Title 12, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.85.03.01.htm 20.85.03.01. 01 Applicability.. A. Extensions of electric distribution lines made after June 5, 1968, which are necessary to furnish permanent electric service to new residential buildings and mobile homes, shall be made underground. The extensions of service shall be made by the utility in accordance with the provisions in these regulations.B. These regulations apply to:. 1) Extensions of electric distribution lines in subdivisions where primary, secondary, and service l
20.85.03.02.htm 20.85.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Applicant" means the developer, builder, property owner, or other person, partnership, association, corporation, or governmental agency applying for permanent electric service to new residential buildings or mobile homes.2) "Commission" means the Public Service Commission of Maryland.. 3) "Mobile home" means a dwelling unit constructed for permanent occupancy, which is:.
20.85.03.03.htm 20.85.03.03. 03 Rights-of-Way and Easements.. A. The utility shall construct, own, operate, and maintain an underground electric distribution system only along public streets, roads, and highways which the utility has the legal right to occupy, and on public lands and private property across which rights-of-way and easements satisfactory to the utility may be obtained without cost or condemnation, in reasonable time to meet service requirements.B. Rights-of-way and easements shall be cleared of
20.85.03.04.htm 20.85.03.04. 04 Installation of Underground Electric Distribution System or Underground Electric Service Line.. A. Upon receipt of a proper application, the utility shall install, own, and maintain an underground electric distribution system or underground electric service line with sufficient capacity and suitable material which, in its judgment, will assure that the applicant will receive safe, adequate, and reasonable electric service for the foreseeable future.B. If the underground ele
20.85.03.05.htm 20.85.03.05. 05 Charges.. A charge may not be made by the utility for the underground installation, except in accordance with tariffs filed with the Commission and the following general guidelines:A. The service connection to the building normally will be at the corner of the building nearest the point at which the underground electric service line enters the property to be served.B. Each applicant will cooperate with the utility in an effort to keep the cost of construction and
20.85.03.06.htm 20.85.03.06. 06 Connection to Supply System.. A. For underground electric distribution systems installed in subdivisions, the utility shall construct a connection from the boundary line of the applicant's subdivision to the utility's existing supply facilities, subject to the following provisions:1) The extension from the boundary line of the subdivision, for a maximum distance of 200 feet, shall be made underground, at the utility's expense; and2) If an extension in excess of 200 feet is requir
20.85.03.07.htm 20.85.03.07. 07 Advances by Applicant.. A. When, due to the manner in which a subdivision is developed, the utility is required to construct an underground electric distribution system through a section or sections of the subdivision where service will not be connected for at least 2 years, then the utility may require the applicant to make a reasonable deposit before construction is commenced. The deposit may be no more than the estimated installed cost of the underground distribution
20.85.03.08.htm 20.85.03.08. 08 Joint Construction.. A. Each utility engaged in underground construction shall cooperate to the extent practicable in having information available for review by other utilities concerning applicants for new services.B. To the extent practicable, electric cables, communications cables, and gas pipes shall be installed in the same trench, due care being taken to conform to any applicable code and utility specification.C. Upon timely application, an electric company sh
20.85.03.09.htm 20.85.03.09. 09 Reports.. Each electric utility shall submit to the Commission annually a report for the preceding calendar year showing the estimated total installed cost of constructing residential underground electric distribution systems and service lines, the number of residential buildings and mobile homes so connected, total applicant charges, and any necessary statement of reporting procedure including pertinent restrictions, as provided under these regulations.
20.85.03.10.htm 20.85.03.10. 10 Modification or Exemption.. A. 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 may refer the matter to the Commission for modification of the regulations or for the approval of special conditions before commencing construction.B. Requests to the Commission for exemption from the requirements for underground installation of an electric distribution sy
20.85.03.9999.htm 20.85.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 5, 1968 (Order No. 57282). Amended effective November 1, 1968 (Order No. 57413). Chapter revised effective September 1, 1971 (Order No. 59429). Chapter revised effective July 1, 1973 (Order No. 60316). Regulations .02D, E, .06C, and .08C adopted effective October 1, 1973 (Order No. 60391). Regulation .05 amended effective March 26, 1984 (11:6 Md. R. 557).
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