20.85.04.02

.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 permanent telephone service, or developing a subdivision in which telephone service is to be provided 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:

(a) Designed for moving along roads and highways by towing with a truck or tractor; and

(b) Installed on a permanent foundation.

(4) "Person" has the meaning stated in Public Utilities Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) "Public service company" has the meaning stated in Public Utilities Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(6) "Residential building" means a structure enclosed within exterior walls or fire walls, built, erected, and framed of component structural parts and designed for single-family occupancy.

(7) "Subdivision" means a portion of real property:

(a) Which includes or otherwise designates lots or locations intended for residential buildings or mobile homes including "planned unit developments" or "new towns"; and

(b) For which a new telephone distribution system is required in order to furnish telephone service therein.

(8) "Underground telephone distribution system" means that portion of a telephone utility distribution plant necessary to furnish permanent underground service to all present and anticipated residential buildings and mobile homes in a subdivision. The system includes underground telephone service lines as defined in §B(9) of this regulation.

(9) "Underground telephone service line" means that portion of a telephone utility distribution plant necessary to furnish permanent underground service from the lot line to a residential building or mobile home.

(10) "Utility" means a "telephone company" stated in Public Utilities Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.