1998 regulatory outlook
- Industry groups tout one-call bill. Barlas, Stephen // Underground Construction;Jul97, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p6
Provides information on 1997 draft bill version of the Underground Damage Prevention Act introduced by US President Bill Clinton. How the bill has not been introduced by any United State legislator; Difference between the draft bill and the Underground Damage Prevention Act.
- Washington Watch. Barlas, Stephen // Underground Construction;Oct2002, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p6
Reports developments related to regulations for underground construction in the U.S. as of October 2002. Classifications of the sewer systems; Applications of the electrical standards for the sewer systems; Compliance issues for the use of sewer cameras.
- New buried plant rules unveiled in New York. Sklar, Debbie L. // America's Network;10/01/98, Vol. 102 Issue 19, p67
Looks back on the `check before digging' regulations announced by the New York Board of Standards and Appeals in 1975, aimed at promoting public safety by preventing accidental damage to underground facilities. Effectivity date; Terms of the regulations; Requirements for each municipality.
- The high price of poor performance. Eby, Michael // Transmission & Distribution World;Mar98, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p4
Opinion. Comments about the penalties imposed on American public utilities due to concern on their reliability. Example of the rate reduction for Entergy Gulf States in Texas; Initiation of service quality measures for the merger approval of Portland General Electric and Enron in Oregon;...
- Identifying distributed generation and demand side management... Hoff, Thomas E. // Energy Journal;1996, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p89
Focuses on a method used to estimate how much a utility can afford to pay for side management programs when the change in system capacity due to distributed resource, constantly change from year to year and when there is no uncertainty. Infrastructure of the method; How analysts can use this...
- For your information. Atwater, Kristin M. // Government Product News;Aug94, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p3
Reports on developments related to public utilities in the United States as of August 1994. Fax on demand automated system; Safety standard for public playground equipment; ` Worldwide Brochures, The Official Travel Brochure Directory,' by Travel Companions International.
- Leading-edge utility practices: Raising the bar for municipal operations. Litke, Rod; Scheibe, Murray // American City & County;Apr94, Vol. 109 Issue 5, p61
Focuses on municipal utility operations. Cost management; Customer service technology; Capabilities included in customer information system (CSI); Non-CIS technologies; Efficiency increase; Importance of marketing programs. INSET: City revamps its electric utility program..
- Public utilities in a market economy: A third way? Bieri, Stephan; Hagmann, Hans Rudolf // Atlantic Economic Journal;Sep93, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p85
Proposes an approach for public utilities in a market economy. Adoption of an adequate accounting system; Prices based on cost; Setting of objectives by the government; Advantages.
- New trends will change the utility industry. Flanigan, James // Indianapolis Business Journal;10/9/95, Vol. 16 Issue 29, p16
No abstract available.