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52 Pa. Code § 121.2. Definitions.

§ 121.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   AAO plan—Annual asset optimization plan—The 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.

   DSIC—Distribution system improvement charge—A 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 utility’s distribution system under 66 Pa.C.S. §  1353 (relating to distribution system improvement charge).

   Eligible property—Property 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).

   LTIIP—Long-term infrastructure improvement plan—The 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 utility’s eligible property and its repair and replacement schedule.

   Major modification—A change to a utility’s 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 personnel—An 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).

   Utility—A natural gas distribution company, electric distribution company, water utility, wastewater utility or city natural gas distribution operation subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  121.5 (relating to modifications to and expiration of an LTIIP).

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