(a) Every gas company, as defined in section 16-1, owning or operating any underground facilities for furnishing gas shall, every two years, beginning on or before April 1, 1997, furnish a report to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority concerning the condition of such underground gas facilities for each of the previous two calendar years. The report shall be made available to the public and shall be furnished to the chief executive officer of each municipality in which such underground gas facilities are located, the regional council of governments which encompasses each such municipality, the Attorney General, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public utilities, any other member of the General Assembly making a request to the authority for the report and such other state and municipal bodies as the authority may designate by regulation. The report shall include: (1) Information concerning the age and condition of such underground gas facilities; (2) data on all major repairs to such underground gas facilities undertaken during the reporting period; (3) plans for replacing aged, deteriorated and obsolete piping; (4) plans for the construction of new underground gas facilities; and (5) such other information as the authority may require by regulation.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-358
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Gas company: includes every person owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling mains, pipes or other fixtures, in public highways or streets, for the transmission or distribution of gas for sale for heat or power within this state, or engaged in the manufacture of gas to be so transmitted or distributed for such purpose, but shall not include (A) a person manufacturing gas through the use of a biomass gasification plant provided such person does not own, lease, maintain, operate, manage or control mains, pipes or other fixtures in public highways or streets, (B) a municipal gas utility established under chapter 101 or any other gas utility owned, leased, maintained, operated, managed or controlled by any unit of local government under any general statute or any public or special act, or (C) an entity approved to submeter pursuant to section 16-19ff. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
(b) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall review and may conduct a public hearing on each report required by subsection (a) of this section. The authority may require a gas company to submit additional information to explain or substantiate items contained in the report or to address specific matters not contained in the report and may issue such remedial orders as the authority deems necessary to eliminate hazards to public safety and prevent interruptions in gas service to consumers.