§ 69.262. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in § § 69.261, 69.26369.267 and this section, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Alternative program designsProgram 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.
CAPCustomer Assistance Program.
EDCElectric distribution companyAn electric distribution company as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. § 2803 (relating to definitions).
FPIGFederal Poverty Income GuidelinesThe income levels published annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Household incomeThe 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).
LIHEAPLow Income Home Energy Assistance ProgramA 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 customersA residential utility customer whose annual gross household income is at or below 150% of the FPIG.
Low-income payment-troubled customersLow-income customers who have arrears or failed to maintain one or more payment arrangements.
NGDCNatural gas distribution companyA natural gas distribution company as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. § 2202 (relating to definitions).
USACUniversal Service Advisory CommitteeA group of interested stakeholders who meet at least semiannually, receive universal service program updates and provide feedback on proposed utility initiatives.
USECPUniversal Service and Energy Conservation PlanA plan that contains the utilitys 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).
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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