AZCC Master Meter Policy Update:
In November 2018 the Corporation Commission voted to approve and adopt a new policy regarding natural and propane gas master meter systems throughout the state. The new policy requires existing master meter systems to either remain or come fully into compliance with state and federal regulations or be converted to a traditional gas system operated by a regulated public service corporation. If operators choose to come into compliance with state and federal regulations, they will have a five-year grace period during which they may not be fined for noncompliance, however, the Corporation Commission retains its authority to shut down systems that pose an immediate threat to public safety.
There are currently over 900 gas-related master meter systems throughout the state. They are run by the owners of the property on which they exist, making property owners gas operators, requiring that they comply with pipeline State and Federal regulations. Owner/Operators of master meter systems failing to operate and maintain their gas system in accordance with pipeline safety regulations may lead to potential health and safety risks. When such systems go down, critical utility services such as hot water and heat may be affected.
Information on the Commissioner's decision may be found in our November Open Meeting Highlights news release.
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