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52 Pa. Code § 69.262. Definitions.

§ 69.262. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in § §  69.261, 69.263—69.267 and this section, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Alternative program designs—Program designs which include traditional utility collection methods, alternative collection approaches that do not include a CAP and CAP designs which substantially deviate from this chapter.

   CAP—Customer Assistance Program.

   CBO—Community-based organization.

   EDC—Electric distribution company—An electric distribution company as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803 (relating to definitions).

   FPIG—Federal Poverty Income Guidelines—The income levels published annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

   Household income—The combined gross income of all adults in a residential household who benefit from the public utility service, as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  1403 (relating to definitions).

   LIHEAP—Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program—A Federally funded program, administered in this Commonwealth by the Department of Human Services, which provides financial assistance grants to low-income households for home energy bills.

   Low-income customers—A residential utility customer whose annual gross household income is at or below 150% of the FPIG.

   Low-income payment-troubled customers—Low-income customers who have arrears or failed to maintain one or more payment arrangements.

   NGDC—Natural gas distribution company—A natural gas distribution company as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2202 (relating to definitions).

   USAC—Universal Service Advisory Committee—A group of interested stakeholders who meet at least semiannually, receive universal service program updates and provide feedback on proposed utility initiatives.

   USECP—Universal Service and Energy Conservation Plan—A plan that contains the utility’s universal service programs as approved by the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  69.262 adopted July 24, 1992, effective July 25, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 3914; amended May 7, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2495; amended March 20, 2020, effective March 21, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 1652. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (255453).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.263 (relating to CAP development); and 52 Pa. Code §  69.267 (relating to alternative program designs).

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