From the Office of Commissioner Boyd Dunn

  For Immediate Release | 8-13-18      
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Public Comment Encouraged in Proposed Master Meter Policy Changes


PHOENIX — Commissioner Boyd Dunn today hosted a workshop to address his proposed policy changes to gas-related master meters within Arizona. Commission staff and several stakeholders, including Southwest Gas, UNS Energy, and the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona, made presentations, as well as several members of the public who made comments during the proceeding.

“My hope is to approve a final policy that efficiently and economically reduces the risk these master meters pose to our state,” said Commissioner Boyd Dunn.

Natural gas and propane master meter systems are common throughout Arizona, with over 1,000 such systems in operation currently. Master meters are defined as a gas system being fed by a single meter that services two or more buildings. They 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.

Anyone who is interested in being heard on this proposed policy change are encouraged to submit their comments to the Corporation Commission’s online docket no later than Friday, August 31, 2018. Interested parties may also submit their comments directly to Commissioner Dunn’s office at, and his staff will ensure they are properly filed to the online docket. Commissioner Dunn plans to have a revised draft policy released in September for Commission review at an Open Meeting sometime this fall.

To view the archived video of the workshop, go to Go to Archived Videos and click on the Special Open Meetings tab.

To view all items pertaining to gas-related master meters and to submit your comments go to the Corporation Commission’s online docket at 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 Assistant 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