Register June 2017 No. 738
Chapter PSC 134
STANDARDS FOR GAS SERVICE
PSC 134.01   General.
PSC 134.02   Definitions.
PSC 134.03   Service.
PSC 134.04   Schedules to be filed with commission.
PSC 134.05   Information available to customers.
PSC 134.051   Application for residential service.
PSC 134.053   Application for commercial and farm service.
PSC 134.061   Deposits, residential.
PSC 134.0615   Deposits for commercial and farm service.
PSC 134.062   Disconnections, residential.
PSC 134.0622   Disconnections, commercial and farm accounts.
PSC 134.0623   Reconnection of service.
PSC 134.0624   Cold weather disconnections.
PSC 134.0625   Customer-requested termination of service.
PSC 134.063   Deferred payment agreement.
PSC 134.064   Dispute procedures.
PSC 134.10   Service on customer's premises.
PSC 134.11   Meters and control equipment.
PSC 134.12   Meter readings and billing periods.
PSC 134.13   Billing.
PSC 134.14   Adjustment of bills.
PSC 134.15   Employees authorized to enter customers' premises.
PSC 134.16   Maps and diagrams.
PSC 134.17   Complaints.
PSC 134.18   Record of interruption of service.
PSC 134.19   Meter records and reports.
PSC 134.20   Preservation of records.
PSC 134.21   Heating values and specific gravity.
PSC 134.22   Purity of gas.
PSC 134.23   Pressure variation.
PSC 134.25   General use of calorimeter equipment.
PSC 134.251   Use of recording calorimeter for therm billing.
PSC 134.26   Meter testing and testing equipment.
PSC 134.27   Meter accuracies.
PSC 134.28   Meter testing.
PSC 134.29   Installation test.
PSC 134.291   Statistical sample testing plan for new meters.
PSC 134.30   Periodic testing and maintenance.
PSC 134.31   Request and referee tests.
PSC 134.01 PSC 134.01General.
PSC 134.01(1) (1)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, 196.06, 196.10, 196.12, 196.15, 196.16, 196.17, 196.19, and 227.11, Stats.
PSC 134.01(2) (2) The rules making up ch. PSC 134 are designed to effectuate and implement ss. 196.02, 196.03, 196.06, 196.10, 196.12, 196.15, 196.16, 196.17, 196.19, 196.22, 196.60, Stats., and parts of other sections of the Wisconsin statutes.
PSC 134.01(3) (3) 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.
PSC 134.01(4) (4) 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.
PSC 134.01(5) (5) 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.
PSC 134.01(6) (6) 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(7) (7) Periodic reports to the public service commission are required by ss. PSC 134.14 (6), 134.17, 134.18 (3), 134.19 (3) and 134.25 (4). Individual reports are required by s. PSC 134.18 (4) and (5).
PSC 134.01 History History: 1-2-56; 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 PSC 134.02Definitions. In this chapter:
PSC 134.02(1) (1) “Ability to pay" means a customer's financial capacity to meet his or her utility service obligation, considering all of the following factors:
PSC 134.02(1)(a) (a) Size of the delinquent account.
PSC 134.02(1)(b) (b) Customer's payment history.
PSC 134.02(1)(c) (c) Period of time the debt has been outstanding.
PSC 134.02(1)(d) (d) Reasons why the debt has been outstanding.
PSC 134.02(1)(e) (e) Any other relevant factors concerning the customer's circumstances, as household size, income and expenses.
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