DAR File No. 39311
This notice was published in the May 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 10) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Service Commission, Administration
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 39311
Filed: 04/29/2015 10:11:17 AM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Section 54-4-14 authorizes the Public Service Commission (PSC) to make rules that require every public utility to construct, maintain, and operate its line, plant, system, equipment, apparatus, tracks, and premises that promote and safeguard the health and safety of its employees, customers, and the public, and the installation, use, maintenance, and operation of appropriate safety or other devices or appliances and to establish standards of construction and equipment, and to require the performance of any other acts which the health or safety of its employees, customers, or the public may demand. Section 54-4-7 requires the PSC to determine the just, reasonable, safe, proper, adequate or sufficient rules, regulations, practices, equipment, appliances, facilities, service or methods to be observed, furnished, constructed, enforced or employed, and shall fix the same by its order, rule or regulation. In Section 54-12-2, The PSC shall establish reasonable rates, terms, and conditions for the purchase or sale of electricity or electrical generating capacity, or both, between a purchasing utility and a qualifying power producer. In Section 54-15-106, after appropriate notice and opportunity for public comment, the governing authority may by rule adopt additional reasonable safety, power quality, and interconnection requirements for customer generation systems that the governing authority considers to be necessary to protect public safety and system reliability.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
This rule was proposed and made effective on 04/30/2010. No comments were received in the five years after the effective date.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
The rule implements standards for interconnection of electrical generating facilities to public utilities under the jurisdiction of the PSC. The continuation of this rule is necessary to allow the commission to carry out its statutory mandate under the above cited statutes.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Service Commission
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Sheri Bintz at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6714, by FAX at 801-530-6796, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Jordan White at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6712, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan White, Legal Counsel
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20150515.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Sheri Bintz at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6714, by FAX at 801-530-6796, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Jordan White at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6712, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.