20.07.04.07

.07 Applications for Authority to Increase Rates, Fares, and Charges.

A. A public service company earning in excess of $25,000,000 in gross annual intrastate revenue shall file with the Commission the direct testimony and exhibits of its witnesses concurrently with its application for authority to increase its rates and charges.

B. All gas, electric, or telephone public service companies filing an application with the Commission for authority to increase rates and charges under the "make-whole" provisions of Public Utilities Article, §4-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall concurrently file the direct testimony and exhibits of its witnesses. Failure by the Company to comply with this section shall be sufficient cause for the Commission to dismiss and reject the application, unless waived by the Commission for good cause shown.

C. Under §§A and B of this regulation, the applicant public service company shall file with the Commission an original and 15 copies of the rate increase application and 15 copies of the direct testimony and exhibits of its witnesses.

D. The applicant public service company, filing under §§A and B of this regulation, shall forward a copy of the application for authority to increase rates and charges, together with the testimony and exhibits of its witnesses, to the Office of People's Counsel at the same time as the filing with the Commission.