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South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 103 Public Service Commission

Article 1 Common Carriers

Subarticle 1 Common Carriers by Rail and Express Companies

103-6. Notice to be Posted.

103-7. Opening Waiting Rooms.

103-8. Waiting Rooms.

103-9. Heating, Lighting, etc., of Coaches.

103-10. Handling Baggage.

103-11. Notice as to Delayed Trains.

103-12. Notice of Change in Schedules.

103-13. Accidents.

103-14. Closing or Discontinuing Depots, Stations and Agencies.

103-15. Discrimination.

103-16. Notice as to Obstructed Trains.

103-18. Filing Reports and Furnishing Information.

103-19. Stopping Passenger Trains at Stations.

103-20. Conductors on Pullman, Dining Cars, etc.

103-21. Rates Applicable to Roads Under One Management or Control.

103-22. Local Shipments.

103-23. Joint Rates Defined, Manner of Making Combination Rates.

103-24. Rates Between Competitive Points.

103-25. Distances for Changing Rates.

103-26. No Change of Rates Without Approval of the Commission.

103-27. No Discrimination Allowed.

103-28. No Rebate Permitted.

103-29. Obligation to Serve.

103-30. Notice to be Given Before Change of Rates.

103-31. When Rates are Effective.

103-32. Conflict Between Rates.

103-33. Delays in Transportation.

103-35. Articles Not Classified.

103-36. Repairs and Improvements.

103-37. Adjusting Overcharges.

103-38. Rates for Less than Carloads Not to Exceed Carload Rates.

103-40. Railroads Required to Furnish Information.

103-41. Carload and Ton Defined.

103-42. Assessing Rates Where Not Otherwise Provided for.

103-43. Posting of Rates.

103-44. Regulating Charges for Shorter Distances.

103-45. Erecting Depots.

103-46. Time Tables.

103-47. Weighing Carload Shipments.

103-48. Handling Freight at Non-Agency Stations.

103-49. Handling Freight Cars on First Class Passenger Trains.

103-50. Grain-Cleaning in Transit.

103-51. Milling-in-Transit Rules.

103-52. General Rule.

103-53. Posting Schedules.

103-54. Changes in Rates and Classification.

103-55. Accidents.

Subarticle 2 Practice and Procedure in Proceedings Involving Common Carriers by Rail

103-74. Guidelines for Rail Regulation.

Article 2 Motor Carriers

Subarticle 1 General

103-100. Authorization of Rules.

103-101. Application of Rules.

103-102. Definitions of Terms.

103-103. Regulated Carriers Must Maintain Copy of Motor Vehicle Carrier Law and Commission's Rules and Regulations.

Subarticle 2 Classification of Motor Carriers

103-110. Class "A" Motor Carrier - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

103-111. Class "B" Motor Carrier - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

103-112. Class "C" Motor Carrier - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

103-114. Class "E" Motor Carrier - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

103-115. Class "F" Motor Carrier - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

Subarticle 3 Exemptions from Regulations

103-120. Motor Carriers Exempt from Economic Regulations.

103-122. Further Exemptions.

Subarticle 4 Application Procedures for Certificates

103-130. Applications Required.

103-131. Responsibility Fixed.

103-132. Publication of Notice of Filing.

103-133. Proof Required to Justify Approving an Application.

103-134. When Hearing May Be Held

103-135. Sale, Lease or Other Transfer of a Certificate of PC&N or FWA.

103-136. Protest.

103-137. Amendments.

103-138. Restrictions, Limitations, and Terms.

103-139. Processing of Application by Applicant.

Subarticle 5 Operations of Certificated Motor Carriers

103-150. Beginning Operations Under a Certificate.

103-151. Registration of Motor Vehicles.

103-152. Registration of Power Units Domiciled in South Carolina by Interstate Motor Carriers of Passengers.

103-153. Marking or Identification of Vehicles.

103-154. License Decals and Vehicle Permit Cards.

103-155. Transfer of Certificate of PC&N or Certificate of FWA Without Commission Approval Prohibited.

103-156. Unauthorized Use of Operating Rights Prohibited.

103-157. Duplication of Authority.

103-158. Issuance of Bills of Lading.

103-159. Contents of Bills of Lading.

103-162. Bill of Lading to Accompany Shipment.

103-164. Suspension of Operations.

Subarticle 6 Insurance Policies and Surety Bonds

103-170. Insurance Policy or Surety Bond Required.

103-171. Filing Evidence of Bodily Injury and Property Damage Insurance Policy, Self-Insurance or Surety Bond.

103-172. Schedule of Minimum Limits.

103-173. Cargo Insurance or Surety Bond Required of Motor Carrier.

103-174. Filing Evidence of Cargo Insurance or Surety Bond.

103-175. Revocation of Certificate.

103-176. Cancellation of Insurance or Surety Bond.

103-177. Name of Insured.

103-178. Number of Copies Required.

103-179. Coverage to be Continuous.

103-180. Commission to Prescribe Forms.

Subarticle 7 Tariffs

103-190. Tariffs Must be Approved Before Commencement of Operations.

103-191. Commission to Establish Rates, etc.

103-192. Rates Must be Just and Reasonable.

103-193. Hearing and Publication on New Rate Schedule.

103-194. Criteria for Establishment of Rates.

103-195. Duties of Class E Household Good Movers As to Service and Regulations.

103-196. Maintenance of Copies of Tariffs.

103-197. Undue Preference Not Permitted.

103-198. Variations in Charges Prohibited.

103-199. Allowances Prohibited.

103-199.5. Adjustments of Bills.

Subarticle 8 Commodities

103-210. Applications Must Specifically Set Forth Commodities Applied for.

Subarticle 9 Agreements, Leases and Contracts for Equipment by Holders of Certificates of PC&N

103-220. Use of Leased Vehicles.

103-221. Exemptions.

103-222. Lessee Responsible.

103-223. Safety Inspection of Leased Equipment.

103-224. Identification of Equipment.

103-225. Records Must be Maintained for Three Years.

Subarticle 10 Annual Reports and Accounting Methods and Procedures

103-230. Accounting.

103-231. Annual Reports.

103-232. Equipment Record.

103-233. Inspection of Vehicles, Books, Records, etc.

Subarticle 11 Penalties

103-240. Grounds for Revocation of Certificate.

103-241. Inspectors.

Article 3 Electric Systems

Subarticle 1 General Provisions

103-300. Authorization of Rules.

103-301. Application of Rules.

103-302. Definitions.

103-303. Authorization for Rates and Charges.

103-304. Territory and Certificates.

103-305. Utilities Rules and Regulations.

Subarticle 2 Records and Reports

103-310. Location of Records and Reports.

103-311. Retention of Records.

103-312. Data to be Filed with the Commission and Provided to the ORs.

103-313. Inspection of Utility Plant.

103-314. Interruption of Service.

103-315. Incidents.

103-317. Meter History Records.

103-318. Meter, Test, Records and Reports.

Subarticle 3 Meters

103-320. Meter Requirements.

103-321. Meter Reading.

103-322. Meter Reading Data.

103-323. Meter Accuracy and Condition.

103-324. Meter Seal.

103-325. Location of Meters.

103-326. Change in Character of Service.

103-327. Master Metering.

Subarticle 4 Customer Relations

103-330. Customer Information.

103-331. Customer Deposits.

103-332. Amount of Deposits.

103-333. Interest on Deposits.

103-334. Deposit Records.

103-335. Deposit Receipt.

103-336. Deposit Retention.

103-337. Unclaimed Deposits.

103-338. Deposit Credit.

103-339. Customer Billing.

103-340. Adjustment of Bills.

103-341. Applications for Service.

103-342. Reasons For Denial or Discontinuance of Service.

103-343. Insufficient Reasons for Denying Service.

103-344. Right of Access.

103-345. Complaints.

103-346. Rates for Service, Rate Schedules, Rules and Regulations.

103-347. System Which Electrical Utility Must Maintain.

103-348. System Extensions.

103-349. Replacement of Meters.

103-350. Service Entrance Changes.

103-351. Temporary Service.

103-352. Procedures for Termination of Service.

Subarticle 5 Engineering

103-360. Requirements for Good Engineering Practice.

103-361. Acceptable Standards.

103-362. Acceptable References.

103-363. Adequacy of Service.

Subarticle 6 Inspections and Tests

103-370. Electrical Utility Inspection and Tests.

103-371. ORS Inspections and Tests.

103-372. Facilities and Equipment for Testing.

103-373. Test Procedures and Accuracies.

Subarticle 7 Standards and Quality of Service

103-380. Quality of Service.

103-381. Interruption of Service.

103-382. Restrictions on the Use of Service.

103-383. Special Tests.

Subarticle 8 Safety

103-390. Acceptable Standards.

103-391. Protective Measures.

103-392. Safety Program.

Article 4 Gas Systems

Subarticle 1 General

103-400. Authorization of Rules.

103-401. Application of Rules.

103-402. Definitions.

103-403. Authorization for Rates and Charges.

103-404. Territory and Certificates.

103-405. Utility Rules and Regulations.

Subarticle 2 Records and Reports

103-410. Location of Records and Reports.

103-411. Retention of Records.

103-412. Data to be Filed with the Commission and Provided to the ORS.

103-413. Inspection of Gas Systems.

103-414. Interruption of Service.

103-415. Incidents.

103-417. Meter History.

103-418. Meter Test Records and Reports.

Subarticle 3 Meters

103-420. Meter Requirements.

103-421. Meter Reading.

103-422. Meter Reading Data.

103-423. Meter Accuracy and Condition.

103-424. Meter Seal.

103-425. Configuation and Location of Meter.

103-426. Change in Character of Service.

Subarticle 4 Customer Relations

103-430. Customer Information.

103-431. Customer Deposits.

103-432. Amount of Deposit.

103-433. Interest on Deposits.

103-434. Deposit Records.

103-435. Deposit Receipt.

103-436. Deposit Retention.

103-437. Unclaimed Deposit.

103-438. Deposit Credit.

103-439. Customer Billing.

103-440. Adjustment of Bills.

103-441. Applications for Service.

103-442. Reasons for Denial or Discontinuance of Service.

103-443. Insufficient Reasons for Denying Service.

103-444. Right of Access.

103-445. Complaints.

103-446. Contracts, Rate Schedules, Rules and Regulations.

103-447. System Which Gas Utility Must Maintain.

103-448. System Extensions.

103-449. Replacement of Meters.

103-450. Service Entrance Changes.

103-451. Temporary Service.

103-452. Procedures for Termination of Service.

Subarticle 5 Engineering

103-460. Criteria for Good Engineering Practice.

103-461. Acceptable Standards.

103-462. Acceptable References.

103-463. Adequacy of Service.

103-464. Inspection of Plant.

103-465. Inactive Service Lines.

Subarticle 6 Inspection and Tests

103-470. Utility Inspection and Tests.

103-471. Periodic Tests.

103-472. Meter Testing on Request of Customer.

103-473. ORS Inspection and Tests.

103-474. Facilities and Equipment for Testing.

103-475. Test Procedures and Accuracies.

Subarticle 7 Standards and Quality of Service

103-480. Quality of Service.

103-481. Interruption of Service.

103-482. Restrictions on Use of Service.

103-483. Special Tests.

103-485. System Pressure Monitoring.

Subarticle 8 Safety

103-490. General.

103-491. Protective Measures.

103-492. Safety Program.

103-493. Leakage.

103-494. Interruptions in Service.

Article 5 Sewerage Utilities

Subarticle 1 General

103-500. Authorization of Rules.

103-501. Application of Rules.

103-502. Definitions.

103-502.1. Commission.

103-502.2. Customer.

103-502.3. Customer Main Extension Fee.

103-502.4. Customer Service Line.

103-502.5. Homeowners Association.

103-502.6. Main.

103-502.7. Premises.

103-502.8. Rate.

103-502.9. The Office of Regulatory Staff.

103-502.10. Tap Fee.

103-502.11. Utility.

103-502.12. Utility Service Line.

103-502.12. Sewerage or Wastewater Plant.

103-503. Authorization for Rates and Charges.

103-504. Territory and Certificates.

103-505. Utility Rules and Regulations.

103-506. Security Issues.

Subarticle 2 Records and Reports

103-510. Location of Records and Reports.

103-511. Retention of Records.

103-512. Data to be Filed with the Commission and Provided to the ORS.

103-512.1. Annual Report.

103-512.2. Current Information and Documents.

103-512.2.1. Tariff.

103-512.2.2. Special Contract Forms.

103-512.2.3. Customer Bill.

103-512.2.4. Operating Area Maps.

103-512.2.5. Authorized Utility Representative.

103-512.3. Performance Bond.

103-512.3.1. Amount of Bond.

103-512.3.2. Sureties.

103-512.3.3. Financial Statement.

103-512.4. Rate Applications.

103-513. Inspection of Plant and Equipment.

103-514. Interruption of Service/Violation of Rules.

103-515. Accidents.

103-516. Complaints.

103-517. Accounting Procedures.

Subarticle 3 Meters

103-520. Change in Character of Service.

Subarticle 4 Customer Relations

103-530. Customer Information.

103-531. Customer Deposits.

103-531.1. Amount of Deposit.

103-531.2. Interest on Deposits.

103-531.3. Deposit Records.

103-531.4. Deposit Receipt.

103-531.5. Deposit Retention.

103-531.6. Unclaimed Deposits.

103-531.7. Deposit Credit.

103-532. Customer Billing.

103-532.1. Customer Bill Forms.

103-532.2. Late Payment Charges.

103-532.3. Payment by Check.

103-532.4. Charges for Disconnection and Reconnection.

103-532.5. Deferred Payment Plan.

103-533. Adjustment of Bills.

103-534. Application for Service.

103-535. Denial or Discontinuance of Service.

103-535.1. Notice Prior to Discontinuance of Service.

103-536. Insufficient Reasons for Denying Service.

103-537. Right of Access.

103-538. Customer Complaints.

103-539. Tariff's Rules and Regulations.

103-540. System Which Utility Must Maintain.

103-541. Contracts.

Subarticle 5 Engineering

103-550. Good Engineering Practice.

103-551. Design and Construction Requirements.

103-552. Minimum Pipe Size.

103-553. Adequacy of Sewerage Plant.

103-554. Inspection of Sewerage Plant.

103-555. Service Pipe Connections.

103-556. Engineering Analysis.

Subarticle 6 Inspection and Tests

103-560. Utility Inspection and Test.

103-561. ORS Inspection and Test.

103-562. Testing Facilities.

103-563. Trouble Reports.

103-564. Maintenance of Plant and Equipment.

Subarticle 7 Standards and Quality of Service

103-570. Quality of Service.

103-571. Interruptions of Service.

Subarticle 8 Safety

103-580. Acceptable Standards.

103-581. Protective Measures.

103-582. Safety Program.

Article 6 Telecommunications Utilities

Subarticle 1 General

103-600. Authorization of Rules.

103-601. Application of Rules.

103-602. Definitions.

103-602.1. Access Line.

103-602.2. Commission.

103-602.3. Customer.

103-602.4. Interexchange Carrier.

103-602.5. ORS.

103-602.6. PSP.

103-602.7. Radio Common and Cellular Carrier.

103-602.8. Reference.

103-602.9. Standard Network Interface Device.

103-602.10. Telephone Utility.

103-602.11. Written or in Writing.

103-603. Authorization for Rates and Charges.

103-604. Territory and Certificated Area.

103-605. Telephone Utility Rules and Regulations.

103-606. Service Offerings.

103-607. Bonds or Other Security Mechanisms.

Subarticle 2 Records and Reports

103-610. Location of Records and Reports.

103-611. Retention of Records.

103-612. Data to be Filed with the Commission and Provided to the ORS.

103-614. Interruption of Service.

103-615. Accidents.

103-616. Complaints Received from the ORS.

103-617. Tests.

103-618. Service Reports.

103-619. Held Applications/Availability of Service.

Subarticle 3 Customer Relations

103-620. Customer Information.

103-621. Customer Deposits.

103-621.1. Deposit Receipt.

103-621.2. Amount of Deposit.

103-621.3. Interest on Deposits.

103-621.4. Deposit Records.

103-621.5. Deposit Retention.

103-621.6. Unclaimed Deposits.

103-621.7. Deposit Credit.

103-622. Customer Billing.

103-622.1. Bill Forms.

103-622.2. Late Payment Charges.

103-622.3. Disconnection and Reconnection.

103-622.4. Payment by Check.

103-622.5. Deferred Payment Plan.

103-623. Adjustment of Bills.

103-623.1. Customer Willfully Overcharged.

103-623.2. Customer Inadvertently Overcharged.

103-623.3. Customer Undercharged Due to Willfully Misleading Company.

103-623.4. Customer Undercharged Due to Human or Machine Error.

103-624. Applications for Regulated Service.

103-624.1. Method.

103-624.2. Obligation.

103-624.3. Termination.

103-625. Reasons for Denial or Discontinuance of Service.

103-626. Insufficient Reasons for Denying Service.

103-627. Rights of Access.

103-628. Complaints.

103-629. Tariffs, Rules and Regulations.

103-630. System Which Telephone Utility Must Maintain.

103-631. Directories.

103-633. Procedures for Termination of Service.

Subarticle 4 Engineering

103-640. Requirements for Good Engineering Practice.

103-641. Acceptable Standards.

103-642. Acceptable References.

103-643. Adequacy of Service.

103-644. Inspection of Plant.

103-645. Hazardous Locations.

103-646. Emergency Operation.

Subarticle 5 Inspection and Tests

103-650. Telephone Utility Inspection and Test.

103-651. ORS Inspection and Test.

103-652. Testing Facilities.

103-653. Trouble Reports.

103-654. Maintenance of Plant and Equipment.

Subarticle 6 Standards and Quality of Service

103-660. Quality of Service.

103-661. Interruptions of Service.

103-662. Restrictions on Use of Service.

103-663. Service Standards.

103-663.1. Availability of Service.

103-663.2. Equipment Requirements.

103-663.3. Subscriber Loop-Transmission Objectives.

103-663.4. Dialtone.

103-663.5. Answering Time.

103-663.6. Customer Trouble Reports.

103-663.7. Customer Out of Service Trouble Clearing Time.

Subarticle 7 Safety

103-670. Acceptable Standards.

103-671. Protective Measures.

103-672. Safety Program.

Subarticle 8 Telecommunication Relay Service Advisory Committee

103-680. Role of the Advisory Committee.

103-681. Committee Name.

103-682. Composition of the TRS Advisory Committee.

103-683. Meetings.

103-684. Commission Approval.

103-690. Designation of Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.

103-690.1. Annual Reporting Requirements for Designated Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.

Article 7 Water Utilities

Subarticle 1 General

103-700. Authorization of Rules.

103-701. Application of Rules.

103-702. Definitions.

103-702.1. Commission.

103-702.2. Curb Stop.

103-702.3. Customer.

103-702.4. Customer Contribution in Aid of Construction.

103-702.5. Customer Service Line.

103-702.6. Error in Registration.

103-702.7. Homeowners Association.

103-702.8. Main.

103-702.9. Meter.

103-702.10. The Office of Regulatory Staff.

103-702.11. Premises.

103-702.12. Rate.

103-702.13. Tap Fee.

103-702.14. Utility.

103-702.15. Utility Service Line.

103-702.16. Water Plant.

103-703. Authorization for Rates and Charges.

103-704. Territory and Certificates.

103-705. Utilities Rules and Regulations.

103-706. Security Issues.

Subarticle 2 Records and Reports

103-710. Location of Records and Reports.

103-711. Retention of Records.

103-712. Data to be Filed with the Commission and Provided to the ORS.

103-713. Inspection of Plant and Equipment.

103-714. Interruption of Service.

103-715. Accidents.

103-716. Complaints.

103-717. Meter History Records.

103-718. Meter Test Records and Reports.

103-719. Accounting Procedures.

Subarticle 3 Meters

103-720. Meter Requirements.

103-721. Meter Readings.

103-722. Meter Accuracy and Condition.

103-723. Meter Seal.

103-724. Meter Location.

103-725. Change in Character of Service.

103-726. Meter Damage.

Subarticle 4 Customer Relations

103-730. Customer Information.

103-731. Customer Deposits.

103-731.1. Amount of Deposit.

103-731.2. Interest on Deposits.

103-731.3. Deposit Records.

103-731.4. Deposit Receipt.

103-731.5. Deposit Retention.

103-731.6. Unclaimed Deposits.

103-731.7. Deposit Credit.

103-732. Customer Billing.

103-732.1. New Service.

103-732.2. Customer Bill Forms.

103-732.3. Late Payment Charges.

103-732.4. Payment by Check.

103-732.5. Charges for Discontinuance and Reconnection.

103-732.6. Estimated Bills.

103-732.7. Deferred Payment Plan.

103-733. Adjustments of Bills.

103-733.1. Fast or Slow Meters.

103-733.2. Customer Inadvertently Overcharged.

103-733.3. Customer Inadvertently Undercharged.

103-733.4. Customer Willfully Overcharged.

103-733.5. Customer Undercharged Because of Fraud or Willful Misrepresentation.

103-734. Applications for Service.

103-735. Denial or Discontinuance of Service.

103-735.1. Procedures for Termination of Service.

103-736. Insufficient Reasons for Denying Service.

103-737. Right of Access.

103-738. Customer Complaints.

103-739. Tariffs, Rules and Regulations.

103-740. System Which Utility Must Maintain.

103-741. Replacement of Meters.

103-742. Waste of Water.

103-743. Contracts.

Subarticle 5 Engineering

103-750. Requirement for Good Engineering Practice.

103-751. Acceptable Standards.

103-752. Acceptable References.

103-753. Adequacy of Service.

103-754. Inspection of Utility Plant.

103-755. Temporary Service.

103-756. Engineering Analysis.

Subarticle 6 Inspection and Tests

103-760. Utility Inspections and Tests.

103-761. Commission Inspection and Tests.

103-762. Test Procedures and Accuracies.

103-763. Facilities and Equipment for Testing.

Subarticle 7 Standards and Quality of Service

103-770. Quality of Service.

103-771. Interruptions of Service.

103-772. Restrictions of the Use of Service.

103-773. Pressure Tests.

103-774. Pressure Limits.

Subarticle 8 Safety

103-780. Acceptable Standards.

103-781. Protective Measures.

103-782. Safety Program.

Article 8 Practice and Procedure

103-800. Authorization.

103-801. Application of Rules.

103-802. Purpose of Rules.

103-803. Waiver of Rules.

103-804. Definitions.

103-805. Representation.

103-810. Functions of the Commission.

103-811. Commissioners.

103-812. Chairman and Vice Chairman.

103-813. The Commission Staff.

103-814. Commission Meetings.

103-815. Office Hours.

103-816. Written Correspondence.

103-817. Proceedings.

103-818. Rulemaking Proceedings.

103-819. General Contents of Pleadings.

103-820. General Form of Pleadings.

103-821. Copies of Pleadings.

103-822. Signature and Verification.

103-823. Applications.

103-823.1. Financing Applications

103-824. Complaints.

103-825. Petitions.

103-826. Answers.

103-827. Protests.

8 103-828. Amendments.

103-829. Motions.

103-830. Filing and Service of Pleadings.

103-830.1. Service Between Parties of Record.

103-831. Computation of Time.

103-832. Subpoenas and Subpoenas Duces Tecum.

103-833. Written Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents and Things.

103-834. Depositions.

103-835. Other Discovery Procedures.

103-836. How Hearings are Set.

103-837. Hearing Calendar.

103-838. Continuance.

103-839. Prehearing Conferences.

103-840. Consolidated Hearings.

103-841. Presiding Officer.

103-842. Order of Procedure.

103-843. Standard of Conduct.

103-844. Failure to Attend Designated Hearing.

103-845. Witnesses.

103-846. Evidence.

103-847. Documentary Evidence.

103-848. Exhibits.

103-849. Objections to the Introduction of Evidence.

103-850. Transcripts.

103-851. Briefs or Proposed Orders.

103-852. Service of Orders.

103-853. Finality of Decision.

103-854. Petition for Rehearing or Reconsideration.

103-855. Presiding Officer's Proposed Report.

103-856. Appellate Review.

103-857. Penalty Provisions.

103-858. General Provisions.

103-859. Emergency Procedures.




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