Register June 2017 No. 738
Chapter PSC 134
STANDARDS FOR GAS SERVICE
Schedules to be filed with commission.
Information available to customers.
Application for residential service.
Application for commercial and farm service.
Deposits for commercial and farm service.
Disconnections, commercial and farm accounts.
Reconnection of service.
Cold weather disconnections.
Customer-requested termination of service.
Deferred payment agreement.
Service on customer's premises.
Meters and control equipment.
Meter readings and billing periods.
Adjustment of bills.
Employees authorized to enter customers' premises.
Maps and diagrams.
Record of interruption of service.
Meter records and reports.
Preservation of records.
Heating values and specific gravity.
Purity of gas.
General use of calorimeter equipment.
Use of recording calorimeter for therm billing.
Meter testing and testing equipment.
Statistical sample testing plan for new meters.
Periodic testing and maintenance.
Request and referee tests.
Chapter PSC 134
of the public service commission's departmental rules is part of the Wis. Adm. Code and constitutes a general order of the public service commission, the issuance of which is authorized by ss. 196.02
, and 227.11
The rules making up ch. PSC 134
are designed to effectuate and implement ss. 196.02
, Stats., and parts of other sections of the Wisconsin statutes.
Nothing in this chapter of the Wisconsin Administrative Code shall preclude the commission's giving special and individual consideration to exceptional or unusual situations or, upon investigation of the facts and circumstances involved, adopting requirements as to individual utilities or services which may be lesser, greater, other than or different from those provided in these rules.
The requirements of ch. PSC 134
shall be observed by all public utilities, both privately and publicly owned, engaged in the manufacture, mixing, purchasing, storage, transmission and/or distribution of gaseous fuel.
The manner of enforcing the rules in ch. PSC 134
is prescribed in s. 196.66
, Stats., and such other means as provided in statutory sections administered by the public service commission.
In case of emergency, where public interest requires immediate action without waiting for compliance with the specific terms of these rules, immediate corrective action shall be taken by the utility, which action, however, shall be subject to review by the public service commission.
PSC 134.01 History
; r. and recr. Register, February, 1959, No. 38
. eff. 3-1-59; am. (5). Register, January, 1965, No 109
, eff. 2-1-65; renum. (3) to (6) to be (4) to (7), Register, November, 1980, No. 299
, eff. 12-1-80; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1997, No. 501
; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2007 No. 616
; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2014 No. 703
PSC 134.02 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Ability to pay" means a customer's financial capacity to meet his or her utility service obligation, considering all of the following factors:
Any other relevant factors concerning the customer's circumstances, as household size, income and expenses.