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§ 4-209. Allocation of costs of relocating utilities underground

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Rate Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Rate Setting Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 4-209
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 4-209
§ 4-209. Allocation of costs of relocating utilities underground
Apportionment of net capital costs
(a) With respect to the net capital costs associated with the relocation underground of utility lines and facilities in connection with projects required by § 8-401 of the Land Use Article, the Commission shall:
(1) set the amount of the monthly surcharge required to support the costs and determine which customers of the applicable utility are subject to the surcharge;
(2) include in the rate base the related net capital costs; or
(3) adopt another method to apportion the costs appropriately.
Limitation on costs to utility
(b) A utility may not be required to pay more than 50% of the net capital costs of a relocation project.
Local government appropriations
(c) A county or municipal corporation may appropriate money for a relocation project from appropriate federal, State, and local funds it receives for this purpose.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 427, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
Formerly Art. 78, § 72A.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 4-209, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 4-209
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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