US (United States) Code. Title 15. Chapter 59: Retail policies for natural gas utilities

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15 USC CHAPTER 59 - RETAIL POLICIES FOR NATURAL GAS

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TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 59 - RETAIL POLICIES FOR NATURAL GAS UTILITIES

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CHAPTER 59 - RETAIL POLICIES FOR NATURAL GAS UTILITIES

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Sec.

3201. Purposes; coverage.

(a) Purposes.

(b) Volume of total retail sales.

(c) Exclusion of wholesale sales.

(d) List of covered utilities.

3202. Definitions.

3203. Adoption of certain standards.

(a) Adoption of standards.

(b) Establishment.

(c) Procedural requirements.

(d) Small business impacts.

3204. Special rules for standards.

(a) Procedures for termination of gas service.

(b) Advertising.

3205. Federal participation.

(a) Intervention.

(b) Rights.

(c) Nonregulated gas utilities.

3206. Gas utility rate design proposals.

(a) Study.

(b) Proposals.

(c) Transmission to Congress.

(d) Public participation.

3207. Judicial review and enforcement.

(a) Limitation of Federal jurisdiction.

(b) Enforcement.

3208. Relationship to other applicable law.

3209. Reports respecting standards.

(a) State authorities and nonregulated utilities.

(b) Secretary.

3210. Prior and pending proceedings.

3211. Relationship to other authority.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in title 42 section 6807.

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15 USC Sec. 3201 01/06/03

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Sec. 3201. Purposes; coverage

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(a) Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are to encourage -

(1) conservation of energy supplied by gas utilities;

(2) the optimization of the efficiency of use of facilities and

resources by gas utility systems; and

(3) equitable rates to gas consumers of natural gas.

(b) Volume of total retail sales

This chapter applies to each gas utility in any calendar year,

and to each proceeding relating to each gas utility in such year,

if the total sales of natural gas by such utility for purposes

other than resale exceeded 10 billion cubic feet during any

calendar year beginning after December 31, 1975, and before the

immediately preceding calendar year.

(c) Exclusion of wholesale sales

The requirements of this chapter do not apply to the operations

of a gas utility, or to proceedings respecting such operations, to

the extent that such operations or proceedings relate to sales of

natural gas for purposes of resale.

(d) List of covered utilities

Before the beginning of each calendar year, the Secretary shall

publish a list identifying each gas utility to which this chapter

applies during such calendar year. Promptly after publication of

such list, each State regulatory authority shall notify the

Secretary of each gas utility on the list for which such State

regulatory authority has ratemaking authority.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 301, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3149.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definition of Secretary in section 2602 of Title 16,

Conservation, applies to this section.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3205 of this title.

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Sec. 3202. Definitions

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For purposes of this chapter -

(1) The term ''gas consumer'' means any person, State agency,

or Federal agency, to which natural gas is sold other than for

purposes of resale.

(2) The term ''gas utility'' means any person, State agency, or

Federal agency, engaged in the local distribution of natural gas,

and the sale of natural gas to any ultimate consumer of natural

gas.

(3) The term ''State regulated gas utility'' means any gas

utility with respect to which a State regulatory authority has

ratemaking authority.

(4) The term ''nonregulated gas utility'' means any gas utility

other than a State regulated gas utility.

(5) The term ''rate'' means any (A) price, rate, charge, or

classification made, demanded, observed, or received with respect

to sale of natural gas to a gas consumer, (B) any rule,

regulation, or practice respecting any such rate, charge, or

classification, and (C) any contract pertaining to the sale of

natural gas to a gas consumer.

(6) The term ''ratemaking authority'' means authority to fix,

modify, approve, or disapprove rates.

(7) The term ''sale'' when used with respect to natural gas,

includes an exchange of natural gas.

(8) The term ''State regulatory authority'' means any State

agency which has ratemaking authority with respect to the sale of

natural gas by any gas utility (other than by such State agency).

(9) The term ''integrated resource planning'' means, in the

case of a gas utility, planning by the use of any standard,

regulation, practice, or policy to undertake a systematic

comparison between demand-side management measures and the supply

of gas by a gas utility to minimize life-cycle costs of adequate

and reliable utility services to gas consumers. Integrated

resource planning shall take into account necessary features for

system operation such as diversity, reliability, dispatchability,

and other factors of risk and shall treat demand and supply to

gas consumers on a consistent and integrated basis.

(10) The term ''demand-side management'' includes energy

conservation, energy efficiency, and load management techniques.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 302, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3150;

Pub. L. 102-486, title I, Sec. 115(a), Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat.

2803.)

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1992 - Pars. (9), (10). Pub. L. 102-486 added pars. (9) and (10).

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ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS

The definitions in section 2602 of Title 16, Conservation, apply

to this chapter.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 16 section 2603; title 42

section 6807a.

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Sec. 3203. Adoption of certain standards

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(a) Adoption of standards

Not later than 2 years after November 9, 1978 (or after October

24, 1992, in the case of standards under paragraphs (3), (FOOTNOTE

1) and (4) of subsection (b) of this section), each State

regulatory authority (with respect to each gas utility for which it

has ratemaking authority) and each nonregulated gas utility shall

provide public notice and conduct a hearing respecting the

standards established by subsection (b) of this section, and, on

the basis of such hearing, shall -

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The comma probably should not

appear.

(1) adopt the standard established by subsection (b)(1) of this

section, if, and to the extent, such authority or nonregulated

utility determines that such adoption is appropriate and is

consistent with otherwise applicable State law, and

(2) adopt the standards established by paragraphs (2), (3) and

(4) of subsection (b) of this section, if, and to the extent,

such authority or nonregulated utility determines that such

adoption is appropriate to carry out the purposes of this

chapter, is otherwise appropriate, and is consistent with

otherwise applicable State law.

For purposes of any determination under paragraphs (1) and (2) and

any review of such determination in any court under section 3207 of

this title, the purposes of this chapter supplement State law.

Nothing in this subsection prohibits any State regulatory authority

or nonregulated utility from making any determination that it is

not appropriate to implement any such standard, pursuant to its

authority under otherwise applicable State law.

(b) Establishment

The following Federal standards are hereby established:

(1) Procedures for termination of natural gas service

No gas utility may terminate natural gas service to any gas

consumer except pursuant to procedures described in section

3204(a) of this title.

(2) Advertising

No gas utility may recover from any person other than the

shareholders (or other owners) of such utility any direct or

indirect expenditure by such utility for promotional or political

advertising as defined in section 3204(b) of this title.

(3) Integrated resource planning

Each gas utility shall employ, in order to provide adequate and

reliable service to its gas customers at the lowest system cost.

All plans or filings of a State regulated gas utility before a

State regulatory authority to meet the requirements of this

paragraph shall (A) be updated on a regular basis, (B) provide

the opportunity for public participation and comment, (C) provide

for methods of validating predicted performance, and (D) contain

a requirement that the plan be implemented after approval of the

State regulatory authority. Subsection (c) of this section shall

not apply to this paragraph to the extent that it could be

construed to require the State regulatory authority to extend the

record of a State proceeding in submitting reports to the Federal

Government.

(4) Investments in conservation and demand management

The rates charged by any State regulated gas utility shall be

such that the utility's prudent investments in, and expenditures

for, energy conservation and load shifting programs and for other

demand-side management measures which are consistent with the

findings and purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 are at

least as profitable (taking into account the income lost due to

reduced sales resulting from such programs) as prudent

investments in, and expenditures for, the acquisition or

construction of supplies and facilities. This objective requires

that (A) regulators link the utility's net revenues, at least in

part, to the utility's performance in implementing cost-effective

programs promoted by this section; and (B) regulators ensure

that, for purposes of recovering fixed costs, including its

authorized return, the utility's performance is not affected by

reductions in its retail sales volumes.

(c) Procedural requirements

Each State regulatory authority (with respect to each gas utility

for which it has ratemaking authority) and each nonregulated gas

utility, within the 2-year period specified in subsection (a) of

this section, shall adopt, pursuant to subsection (a) of this

section, each of the standards established by subsection (b) of

this section, or, with respect to any such standard which is not

adopted, such authority or nonregulated gas utility shall state in

writing that it has determined not to adopt such standard, together

with the reasons for such determination. Such statement of reasons

shall be available to the public.

(d) Small business impacts

If a State regulatory authority implements a standard established

by subsection (b)(3) or (4) of this section, such authority shall -

(1) consider the impact that implementation of such standard

would have on small businesses engaged in the design, sale,

supply, installation, or servicing of energy conservation, energy

efficiency, or other demand-side management measures, and

(2) implement such standard so as to assure that utility

actions would not provide such utilities with unfair competitive

advantages over such small businesses.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 303, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3150;

Pub. L. 102-486, title I, Sec. 115(b)-(d), Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat.

2803, 2804.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Energy Policy Act of 1992, referred to in subsec. (b)(4), is

Pub. L. 102-486, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2776. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 13201 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare

and Tables.

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AMENDMENTS

1992 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-486, Sec. 115(d), in introductory

provisions inserted ''(or after October 24, 1992, in the case of

standards under paragraphs (3), and (4) of subsection (b) of this

section)'' and in par. (2) substituted ''standards established by

paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (b)'' for ''standard

established by subsection (b)(2)''.

Subsec. (b)(3), (4). Pub. L. 102-486, Sec. 115(b), added pars.

(3) and (4).

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102-486, Sec. 115(c), added subsec. (d).

REPORT TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS ON ENCOURAGEMENT OF INTEGRATED

RESOURCE PLANNING AND INVESTMENTS IN CONSERVATION AND ENERGY

EFFICIENCY BY ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Section 115(e) of Pub. L. 102-486 provided that: ''The report

under section 111(e) of this Act (16 U.S.C. 2621 note) transmitted

by the Secretary of Energy to the President and to the Congress

shall contain a survey of all State laws, regulations, practices,

and policies under which State regulatory authorities implement the

provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 303(b) of the

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (15 U.S.C.

3203(b)(3) and (4)). The report shall include an analysis, prepared

in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, of the

competitive impact of implementation of energy conservation, energy

efficiency, and other demand side management programs by gas

utilities on small businesses engaged in the design, sale, supply,

installation, or servicing of similar energy conservation, energy

efficiency, or other demand-side management measures and whether

any unfair, deceptive, or predatory acts or practices exist, or are

likely to exist, from implementation of such programs.''

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DEFINITIONS

The definition of State in section 2602 of Title 16,

Conservation, applies to this section.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3204 of this title; title

42 section 6807a.

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Sec. 3204. Special rules for standards

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(a) Procedures for termination of gas service

The procedures for termination of service referred to in section

3203(b)(1) of this title are procedures prescribed by the State

regulatory authority (with respect to gas utilities for which it

has ratemaking authority) or the nonregulated gas utility which

provide that -

(1) no gas service to a gas consumer may be terminated unless

reasonable prior notice (including notice of rights and remedies)

is given to such consumer and such consumer has a reasonable

opportunity to dispute the reasons for such termination, and

(2) during any period when termination of service to a gas

consumer would be especially dangerous to health, as determined

by the State regulatory authority (with respect to each gas

utility for which it has ratemaking authority) or nonregulated

gas utility, and such consumer establishes that -

(A) he is unable to pay for such service in accordance with

the requirements of the utility's billing, or

(B) he is able to pay for such service but only in

installments,

such service may not be terminated.

Such procedures shall take into account the need to include

reasonable provisions for elderly and handicapped consumers.

(b) Advertising

(1) For purposes of this section and section 3203 of this title -

(A) The term ''advertising'' means the commercial use, by a gas

utility, of any media, including newspaper, printed matter,

radio, and television, in order to transmit a message to a

substantial number of members of the public or to such utility's

gas consumers.

(B) The term ''political advertising'' means any advertising

for the purpose of influencing public opinion with respect to

legislative, administrative, or electoral matters, or with

respect to any controversial issue of public importance.

(C) The term ''promotional advertising'' means any advertising

for the purpose of encouraging any person to select or use the

service or additional service of a gas utility or the selection

or installation of any appliance or equipment designed to use

such utility's service.

(2) For purposes of this section and section 3203 of this title,

the terms ''political advertising'' and ''promotional advertising''

do not include -

(A) advertising which informs natural gas consumers how they

can conserve natural gas or can reduce peak demand for natural

gas,

(B) advertising required by law or regulation, including

advertising required under part 1 of title II of the National

Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8211 et seq.),

(C) advertising regarding service interruptions, safety

measures, or emergency conditions,

(D) advertising concerning employment opportunities with such

utility,

(E) advertising which promotes the use of energy efficient

appliances, equipment or services, or

(F) any explanation or justification of existing or proposed

rate schedules, or notification of hearings thereon.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 304, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3151.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Energy Conservation Policy Act, referred to in

subsec. (b)(2)(B), is Pub. L. 95-619, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3208.

Part 1 of title II of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act

was classified generally to part A (Sec. 8211 et seq.) of

subchapter II of chapter 91 of Title 42, The Public Health and

Welfare, and was omitted from the Code pursuant to section 8229 of

Title 42 which terminated authority under that part June 30, 1989.

For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short

Title note set out under section 8201 of Title 42 and Tables.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3203 of this title.

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Sec. 3205. Federal participation

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(a) Intervention

In addition to the authorities vested in the Secretary pursuant

to any other provision of law, the Secretary, on his own motion,

may intervene as a matter of right in any proceeding before a State

regulatory authority which relates to gas utility rates or rate

design. Such intervention shall be solely for the purpose of

advocating policies or methods which carry out the purposes set

forth in section 3201 of this title.

(b) Rights

The Secretary shall have the same rights as any other party to a

proceeding before a State regulatory authority which relates to gas

utility rates or rate design.

(c) Nonregulated gas utilities

The Secretary, on his own motion, may, to the same extent as

provided in subsections (a) through (b) of this section, intervene

as a matter of right in any proceeding which relates to rates or

rate design of nonregulated gas utilities.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 305, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3152.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definition of Secretary in section 2602 of Title 16,

Conservation, applies to this section.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3207 of this title.

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Sec. 3206. Gas utility rate design proposals

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(a) Study

(1) The Secretary, in consultation with the Commission and, after

affording an opportunity for consultation and comment by

representatives of the State regulatory commissions, gas utilities,

and gas consumers, shall study and report to Congress on gas

utility rate design within 18 months after November 9, 1978. Such

study shall address the effect (both separately and in combination)

of the following factors upon the items listed in paragraph (2):

incremental pricing; marginal cost pricing; end user gas

consumption taxes; wellhead natural gas pricing policies;

demand-commodity rate design; declining block rates; interruptible

service; seasonal rate differentials; and end user rate schedules.

(2) The items referred to in paragraph (1) are as follows:

(A) natural gas pipeline and local distribution company load

factors;

(B) rates to each class of user, including residential,

commercial, and industrial users;

(C) the change in total costs resulting from gas utility

designs (including capital and operating costs) to gas consumers

or classes thereof;

(D) demand for, and consumption of, natural gas;

(E) end use profiles of natural gas pipelines and local

distribution companies; and

(F) competition with alternative fuels.

(b) Proposals

Based upon the study prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of this

section, the Secretary shall develop proposals to improve gas

utility rate design and to encourage conservation of natural gas.

Such proposals shall include any comments and recommendations of

the Commission.

(c) Transmission to Congress

The proposals prepared under subsection (b) of this section,

shall be transmitted, together with any legislative

recommendations, to each House of Congress not later than 6 months

after the date of submission of the study under subsection (a) of

this section. Such proposals shall be accompanied by an analyses

(FOOTNOTE 1) of -

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be ''analysis''.

(1) the projected savings (if any) in consumption of natural

gas, and other energy resources,

(2) changes (if any) in the cost of natural gas to consumers,

which are likely to result from the implementation nationally of

each of such proposals, and

(3) the effects of the proposals on other provisions of this

Act on gas utility rate structures.

(d) Public participation

The Secretary shall provide for public participation in the

conduct of the study under subsection (a) of this section, and the

preparation of proposals under subsection (b) of this section.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 306, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3152.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(3), is Pub. L. 95-617, Nov.

9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3117, known as the Public Utility Regulatory

Policies Act of 1978. For complete classification of this Act to

the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2601 of Title

16, Conservation, and Tables.

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DEFINITIONS

The definitions of Secretary and Commission in section 2602 of

Title 16, Conservation, apply to this section.

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Sec. 3207. Judicial review and enforcement

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(a) Limitation of Federal jurisdiction

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no court of the

United States shall have jurisdiction over any action arising under

any provision of this chapter except for -

(A) an action over which a court of the United States has

jurisdiction under paragraph (2), or

(B) review in the Supreme Court of the United States in

accordance with sections 1257 and 1258 of title 28.

(2) The Secretary may bring an action in any appropriate court of

the United States to enforce his right to intervene under section

3205 of this title, and such court shall have jurisdiction to grant

appropriate relief.

(b) Enforcement

(1) Any person may bring an action to enforce the requirements of

this chapter in the appropriate State court. Such action in a

State court shall be pursuant to applicable State procedures.

(2) Nothing in this chapter shall authorize the Secretary to

appeal or otherwise seek judicial review of the decisions of a

State regulatory authority or nonregulated gas utility or to become

a party to any action to obtain such review or appeal. The

Secretary may participate as an amicus curiae in any judicial

review of an action arising under the provisions of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 307, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3153.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definitions of Secretary and State in section 2602 of Title

16, Conservation, apply to this section.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3203 of this title.

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Sec. 3208. Relationship to other applicable law

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Nothing in this chapter prohibits any State regulatory authority

or nonregulated gas utility from adopting, pursuant to State law,

any standard or rule affecting gas utilities which is different

from any standard established by this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 308, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3153.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definition of State in section 2602 of Title 16,

Conservation, applies to this section.

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Sec. 3209. Reports respecting standards

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(a) State authorities and nonregulated utilities

Not later than 1 year after November 9, 1978, and annually

thereafter for 10 years, each State regulatory authority (with

respect to each gas utility for which it has ratemaking authority),

and each nonregulated gas utility, shall report to the Secretary,

in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, respecting its

consideration of the standards established by this chapter. Such

report shall include a summary of the determinations made and

actions taken with respect to each of such standards on a

utility-by-utility basis.

(b) Secretary

Not later than 18 months after November 9, 1978, and annually

thereafter for 10 years, the Secretary shall submit a report to the

President and the Congress containing -

(1) a summary of the reports submitted under subsection (a) of

this section,

(2) his analysis of such reports, and

(3) his actions under this chapter, and his recommendations for

such further Federal actions, including any legislation,

regarding retail gas utility rates (and other practices) as may

be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 309, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3153.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definition of Secretary in section 2602 of Title 16,

Conservation, applies to this section.

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Sec. 3210. Prior and pending proceedings

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For purposes of this chapter, proceedings commenced by any State

regulatory authority (with respect to gas utilities for which it

has ratemaking authority) and any nonregulated gas utility before

November 9, 1978, and actions taken before such date in such

proceedings shall be treated as complying with the requirements of

this chapter if such proceedings and actions substantially conform

to such requirements. For purposes of this chapter, any such

proceeding or action commenced before November 9, 1978, but not

completed before such date shall comply with the requirements of

this chapter, to the maximum extent practicable, with respect to so

much of such proceeding or action as takes place after such date.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 310, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3154.)

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Sec. 3211. Relationship to other authority

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Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit or affect any

authority of the Secretary or the Commission under any other

provision of law.

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(Pub. L. 95-617, title III, Sec. 311, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3154.)

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DEFINITIONS

The definitions of Secretary and Commission in section 2602 of

Title 16, Conservation, apply to this section.

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