From the Office of Commissioner Boyd Dunn

  For Immediate Release | 8-1-18      
  Media Contact | Nick Debus      
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Commissioner Dunn Schedules Workshop to Examine Proposed Master Meter Policy

 
 

PHOENIX — Commissioner Boyd Dunn today submitted a proposed Commission policy for gas-related master meter systems throughout the state. A workshop has been scheduled for August 13, the workshop will allow interested parties the opportunity to discuss the proposed policy and provide feedback before the proposed policy goes before the full Commission in an Open Meeting sometime this fall.

Natural gas and propane master meter systems are common throughout Arizona, with over 1,000 such systems in operation currently. These systems are run by the owners of the property on which they exist, making these property owners gas operators, bringing with it the burden of complying with state and federal regulations.

“Gas-related master meter systems pose a risk to the health and safety of Arizonans,” said Commissioner Dunn.

The proposed policy asks current owner-operators of gas-related master meter systems to come into compliance with federal and state regulations as soon as possible. Alternatively, owner-operators can opt to have their system converted into a traditional gas system operated by a regulated public service corporation, alleviating the burden of managing the system themselves.

To view Commissioner Dunn’s proposed policy, go to http://docket.images.azcc.gov/0000190809.pdf

To view the Corporation Commission’s online docket for master meter related items, go to http://edocket.azcc.gov and enter docket number G-00000C-17-0284.

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About Commissioner Boyd Dunn:
Boyd Dunn was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in November 2016. A retired Superior Court Judge, former Chandler Mayor and former Assisstant Attorney General, Commissioner Dunn has a long history of serving the public. He leads the Commission's current effort to build an elaborate Code of Ethics for its members. The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state’s constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit

 

http://azcc.gov.