PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Notice of Public Hearing
The Delaware General Assembly has enacted legislation granting the Delaware Public Service Commission (“the Commission”) jurisdiction over Wastewater Utilities serving fifty or more customers in the aggregate. The law is found at 74 Delaware Laws, Chapter 317.
In connection with the exercise of jurisdiction over Wastewater Utilities, the Commission is promulgating proposed new regulations governing the Minimum Standards For Service Provided by Wastewater Utilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission. The first regulation sets forth: (a) the Commission’s authority to promulgate the regulations; (b) the applicability of the regulations; and (c) the definitions used in the regulations. The second regulation addresses: (a) the records and reports to be maintained by wastewater utilities; (b) information to be filed with the Commission; (c) the complaint records that are to be maintained; and (d) customer billing. The third regulation governs engineering subjects, including: (a) the authorization needed for operation or construction of a wastewater system; (b) wastewater plant operation; and (c) wastewater plant inspection. The fourth regulation deals with wastewater system safety programs. The fifth regulation governs customer relations, including: (a) applications for service; and (b) billing statement adjustment. The sixth regulation governs front-end capital contributions.
Copies of the proposed Regulations are available for public inspection at the Commission’s address set out below during normal business hours. The Commission has authority to promulgate the regulations pursuant to 26 Del.C. §209(a) and 29 Del.C. §10111 et seq.
The Commission hereby solicits written comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials concerning the proposed regulations. Ten (10) copies of such materials shall be filed with the Commission at its office located at 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware, 19904. All such materials shall be filed with the Commission on or before May 5, 2005. Persons who wish to participate in the proceedings but who do not wish to file written materials are asked to send a letter informing the Commission of their intention to participate on or before April 5, 2005.
The regulations and the materials submitted in connection therewith will be available for public inspection and copying at the Commission's Dover office during normal business hours. The fee for copying is $0.25 per page. The regulations may also be reviewed, by appointment, at the office of the Division of the Public Advocate located at the Carvel State Office Building, 4th Floor, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 and will also be available for review on the Commission's website: www.state.de.us/delpsc.
Any individual with disabilities who wishes to participate in these proceedings should contact the Commission to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such review or participation. Such contact may be in person, by writing, by telephone, or otherwise. The Commission's toll-free telephone number (in Delaware) is (800) 282-8574. Any person with questions may also contact the Commission Staff at (302) 739-4247 or by Text Telephone at (302) 739-4333. Inquiries can also be sent by Internet e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.