§ 121.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AAO planAnnual asset optimization planThe plan and supporting documents identified in 66 Pa.C.S. § 1356 (relating to asset optimization plans) that specify the eligible property repaired, improved or replaced by a utility under its Commission-approved LTIIP.
DSICDistribution system improvement chargeA charge imposed by a utility to recover the reasonable and prudent costs incurred to repair, improve or replace eligible property that is part of the utilitys distribution system under 66 Pa.C.S. § 1353 (relating to distribution system improvement charge).
Eligible propertyProperty that is part of a distribution system and eligible for repair, improvement and replacement of infrastructure as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. § 1351 (relating to definitions).
LTIIPLong-term infrastructure improvement planThe plan and supporting documents identified in 66 Pa.C.S. § 1352(a) (relating to long-term infrastructure improvement plan) that shall be submitted to and approved by the Commission for a utility to be eligible to recover costs from a DSIC mechanism, which includes information regarding the utilitys eligible property and its repair and replacement schedule.
Major modificationA change to a utilitys previously approved LTIIP which meets at least one of the following criteria:
(i) Eliminates a category of eligible property from the LTIIP.
(ii) Extends the schedule for repair, improvement or replacement of a category of eligible property by more than 2 years.
(iii) Increases the total estimated cost of the LTIIP by more than 20%.
(iv) Otherwise reflects a substantial change to the current Commission-approved LTIIP.
Qualified personnelAn individual who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work or the project as established by the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 29 CFR 1926.32 (relating to definitions).
UtilityA natural gas distribution company, electric distribution company, water utility, wastewater utility or city natural gas distribution operation subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission.
This section cited in 52 Pa. Code § 121.5 (relating to modifications to and expiration of an LTIIP).
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