Every two years, beginning October 1, 1997, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority may submit a report concerning compliance with and enforcement of the provisions contained in this chapter to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public utilities. Such reports shall be based upon data assembled for the most recent twenty-four-month period and shall include, without limitation, the number of notifications made to the central clearinghouse, a detailed listing of accident, damage and injury reports and a detailed listing of enforcement actions brought and civil penalties imposed by the authority. Such report shall also contain the findings and recommendations of the authority with respect to the improvement of compliance with and enforcement of the provisions contained in this chapter and an evaluation of the overall condition of the state’s underground gas facilities, including the potential for harm to the public and disruption of service resulting from aged, deteriorated and obsolete underground facilities.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-359
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Central clearinghouse: means the organization organized and operated by public utilities pursuant to section 16-348 for the purposes of receiving and giving notice of excavation, discharge of explosives and demolition activity within the state. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-345
- Damage: includes , but is not limited to, the substantial weakening of structural or lateral support of a utility facility such that the continued integrity of such utility facility is imperiled, penetration or destruction of any utility facility protective coating, housing or other protective device or the severance, partial or complete, of any utility facility. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-345
- month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1