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Title: 48 - PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter: 2 - Board of Public Utilities continued; membership; terms.
48:2-1: Board of Public Utilities continued; membership; terms.
48:2-1.1: Designation of president of board.
48:2-1.3: Short title
48:2-1.4: Effective date
48:2-2: Seal; employees; compensation
48:2-3: Office; director of office management; meetings
48:2-3.1: Principal office; filing of copy of designation
48:2-4: Duties of secretary
48:2-6: Traveling expenses
48:2-7: Purchase of necessary materials
48:2-8: Connection with public utilities or governmental office prohibited
48:2-9: Reports of findings and decisions; publications
48:2-10: Certified copies of records as evidence
48:2-11: Annual report
48:2-13: Powers of board; public utility defined; exemptions from jurisdiction
48:2-13.1: Rural, electric cooperatives; powers of board
48:2-13.1a: Customers of rural electric cooperative, electronic billing, payment permitted.
48:2-13.2: Limited jurisdiction of Board of Public Utilities over certain nonpublicly-owned, nonprofit water companies
48:2-14: Approval of grants by municipalities of franchises and privileges to public utilities
48:2-15: Authority over interstate commerce; interstate co-operation
48:2-16: Supervisory and regulatory powers in general
48:2-16.1: Examination and audit of accounts
48:2-16.2: Inspection and examination of books and records
48:2-16.3: Failure to file annual report on date due; penalty
48:2-16.4: Management audits
48:2-17: Filing list of officials and their duties with board
48:2-18: Depreciation accounts; rates of depreciation; conformity to rates
48:2-19: Investigations; valuation of property of public utility
48:2-20: Testing appliances; access to premises; fees
48:2-21.1: Adjustment of rates during pendency of hearing
48:2-21.10: Expenses incurred in complying with the worker and community right to know act considered as current expenses
48:2-21.11: Moneys received as reimbursement for costs incurred from insurance carrier or as result of legal action or settlement as moneys available
48:2-21.12: Adjustment to rates to provide reimbursements received are applied to reduction of utility rates
48:2-21.13: Inapplicability of act to reimbursements under $100,000
48:2-21.14: Fines, penalties not operating expense
48:2-21.15: Rate reduction
48:2-21.16: Findings, declarations
48:2-21.18: Plans for alternative form of regulation, petition, requirements
48:2-21.19: Competitive services, rates not regulated; conditions
48:2-21.2: Circumstances under which board not required to find rate base
48:2-21.20: Interexchange carrier services deemed competitive, standards
48:2-21.21: Rate counsel assessments
48:2-21.22: Findings, declarations relative to AOS companies
48:2-21.23: Regulation of "alternate operator service provider," definition
48:2-21.24: Findings, declarations relative to production, delivery of electricity, natural gas
48:2-21.26: Standards for off-tariff rate agreements
48:2-21.27: Base rate case proceedings
48:2-21.28: Petitions for alternative forms of regulation; NJSAVE program
48:2-21.3: Stipulations extending suspension periods or waiving effective dates of tariffs or rates
48:2-21.30: Authority of Division of Ratepayer Advocate
48:2-21.31: Terms, conditions unaltered for retail sales, certain.
48:2-21.33: Tax and related savings to consumers.
48:2-21.34: Definitions relative to phase out schedule of transitional energy facility assessment unit rate surcharges; formulas; adjustments to rates.
48:2-21.35: Cooperation on development of statement to energy user bills.
48:2-21.36: Definitions relative to a manufacturing facility; electricity, natural gas agreements.
48:2-21.37: Definitions relative to imposition of standby charges.
48:2-21.38: Study to determine effects of distributed generation.
48:2-21.39: Establishment of criteria for fixing rates.
48:2-21.40: Rules, regulations.
48:2-22: Compacts for joint regulation and control of gas and electricity rates
48:2-23: Safe, adequate service
48:2-23.1: Assessment, review of conveyance
48:2-23.2: Sale of real property owned by public utility; deadline for decision by BPU provided.
48:2-24: Discontinuance of service; permission; resumption of service
48:2-24.1: Ratification of unauthorized discontinuance
48:2-24.2: Notice of certain utility service discontinuance to chief law enforcement officer.
48:2-25: Standards, classifications and measurements of service
48:2-25.1: Determining and fixing time for supplying products or services or for installation of facilities or equipment
48:2-26: Maintenance of junction points and connections
48:2-27: Extension of facilities
48:2-28: New grade crossings; approval of board
48:2-29: Protection at grade crossings
48:2-29.1: Prohibit payment of dividends except from surplus or net profits
48:2-29.15: Establishment of lifeline credit program
48:2-29.16: Eligibility for Lifeline Credit Program
48:2-29.16a: "Lifeline Credit Program," notification as to error in estimated annual income.
48:2-29.17: Credit against electric or gas utility bills
48:2-29.18: State payments to utilities for amount of credit; schedule; return of payments for unused credit; special state utility supplement to supplementary se
48:2-29.19: Rules and regulations; services of state departments, boards, etc.
48:2-29.2: Prohibit or limit payment of dividends by utility failing to comply with board's order
48:2-29.20: Notice of lifeline credit program
48:2-29.21: Annual report on lifeline credit program
48:2-29.22: Transfer of responsibility for administration, powers and duties from board of public utilities to commissioner of department of human services
48:2-29.3: Discontinuance of surcharge
48:2-29.30: Legislative findings and declarations
48:2-29.31: Tenants' lifeline assistance program; establishment and administration
48:2-29.32: Eligibility for Tenants' Lifeline Assistance Program
48:2-29.32a: "Tenants' Lifeline Assistance Program," notification as to error in estimated annual income.
48:2-29.33: Annual tenants assistance payment; limitations
48:2-29.34: Certification by commissioner; issuance of payment; date; special state utility supplement to supplemental security income program
48:2-29.35: Rules and regulations; assistance from or contracts for services of state agency
48:2-29.36: Annual report to legislature and Governor
48:2-29.38: Findings, declarations relative to energy assistance program.
48:2-29.39: Designation of Statewide, nonprofit energy assistance organization.
48:2-29.4: Repayment of excess surcharge
48:2-29.40: Utilization of funds provided; eligibility criteria.
48:2-29.41: Rules, regulations.
48:2-29.42: Third party designation to receive transmission of public utility service termination
48:2-29.43: Rules, regulations
48:2-29.44: Findings, declarations relative to electric public utility service
48:2-29.45: Provision of continued electrical service during periods of excessive heat
48:2-29.46: Rules, regulations
48:2-29.47: Prevailing wage requirement, construction undertaken with BPU financial assistance.
48:2-29.5: Regulating deposits by customers to secure payment for services; interest on deposits
48:2-30: Requisition of sum required for payments for services; reservation
48:2-31: Balance of reserve; disposition
48:2-32: Board rules to govern; single member may sit
48:2-32.1: Hearing examiners; authority; rules and regulations; compensation
48:2-32.2: Municipal, county rights of intervention; notice
48:2-32.2a: Applicability of notification procedures
48:2-32.2b: Complementary requirements
48:2-32.3: Public passenger transportation service; changes or curtailment; notice
48:2-32.4: Hearing in affected municipality
48:2-32.6: Public hearings
48:2-32.7: Final decision or order
48:2-33: Witnesses; production of documents; oaths; subpoenas
48:2-35: Compelling witness to testify or produce documents; contempt
48:2-36: Self-incrimination; immunity from prosecution
48:2-36.1: Requiring utility to submit data relevant to inquiry or investigation by board
48:2-37: Corporations and persons owning or controlling public utility stock; compelling production of records and attendance of witnesses
48:2-38: Evidence by member or employee in civil suit
48:2-39: Fees of witnesses
48:2-40: Issuance of order; effective dates; service; posting on Internet; rehearing.
48:2-42: Penalty for noncompliance with orders
48:2-43: Appeal; notice
48:2-43.1: Appearance by board in review proceedings
48:2-46: Setting aside orders
48:2-47: Ordering rehearing by board
48:2-49: Performing, participating in or causing prohibited acts
48:2-50: Failure to perform required acts
48:2-51: Utilities acting unlawfully
48:2-51.1: Acquisition of control of public utility; approval of board of public utilities; exceptions.
48:2-52: Rights preserved
48:2-56: Fees and charges.
48:2-56.1: Bus inspection fees, revenue of the commission.
48:2-57: Disposition of fees and charges
48:2-59: Annual assessments
48:2-60: Amount of assessment
48:2-61: Exclusion of operating revenue derived from service receiving public funds
48:2-62: Levy of assessment; time for payment; gross operating revenues statement
48:2-63: Objections to statement; hearing
48:2-64: Findings of board
48:2-65: Payment of statement objected to; notice of delinquency
48:2-66: Action for recovery of payments
48:2-67: Payment necessary prior to action contending assessment excessive, erroneous or unlawful
48:2-69: Failure to pay or file objections; notice to state treasurer
48:2-71: Disposition of moneys
48:2-72: Companies not subject to fees and charges by commissioners
48:2-73: Short title
48:2-74: Findings, declarations, determinations
48:2-76: One-Call Damage Prevention System, established; rules, regulations
48:2-77: Operation of One-Call Damage Prevention System
48:2-78: Appropriate waiver conditions
48:2-79: System operator, responsibilities
48:2-80: Underground facility operator, responsibilities; underground facility markings.
48:2-81: Marking of facilities; nonapplicability; excavation, permitting process on State property
48:2-82: Notification of the One-Call Damage Prevention System; excavator's duties.
48:2-83: Proof of notification required for permission to excavate
48:2-84: Nonapplicability to emergencies
48:2-85: Map of pipeline; filing
48:2-86: Violation of act; injunction; civil penalties.
48:2-87: Illegal excavation; disorderly persons offense, third degree crime
48:2-88: Penalty for operator violations
48:2-89: Notice failure, prima facie evidence of negligence
48:2-90: Civil penalties to the State
48:2-91: Board's jurisdiction not affected
48:2-92: Short title.
48:2-93: Findings, declarations relative to BPU Business Ombudsman.
48:2-94: Definitions relative to BPU Business Ombudsman.
48:2-95: BPU Business Ombudsman; appointment, powers, duties, funding.
48:2-96: Function of office of BPU Business Ombudsman.
48:2-97: Annual report to board.
48:2-98: Rules, regulations.