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Are You Starting the Next “Uber”?

puc_sealAs part of an ongoing effort to address changes in the transportation industry, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today encouraged concerned parties to submit comments regarding proposed changes to the Commission’s regulations governing the motor carrier industry.

The comments submitted in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be used in the PUC’s reexamination of motor carrier regulations, including businesses that transport passengers, property and household goods – as part of an effort to ensure that the transportation industry in Pennsylvania operates safely and also continues to innovate. In recent years, the oversight of these industries has evolved, in response to changes in federal law as well as market forces.

Possible topics for comment include:

  • The regulation of property carriers.
  • The regulation of group and party carriers.
  • Insurance requirements.
  • Safety requirements.
  • Fuel surcharges.
  • Fines and assessments.
  • The granting of provisional authority.
  • Web-based training for new and current carriers.
  • Various Commission General Orders, Policy Statements and guidelines for transportation utilities.
  • Any other specific considerations.

 

The comments should be submitted within 60 days of the publication of the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Comments should include references to sections of the Commission’s current regulations. They should also provide a rationale for the proposed change and include specific proposed language for changes to the regulations.  Reference Docket No. L-2017-2604692. Rulemaking for Title 52 – Regulation of Motor Carriers of Passengers and Property.

Previously, the Commission approved updated regulations intended to reduce barriers for passenger carriers and moving companies.

To learn how Prince Law Offices, P.C. can assist you or your business with energy, real estate, transportation or other PUC matters including preparation and filing of comments, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C.

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Pennsylvania PUC Enhances Ability to Search for Utility Complaints

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced a series of enhancements to the PUC website in order to make it easier for consumers to find and review complaints involving utilities.

“Earlier this year we launched a new website feature that allows users to search by company for formal complaints filed against regulated utilities,” Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer explained. “Our latest updates take that process another step forward, allowing consumers to access complaint information from the front page of our website, using just one click of the mouse or a single tap on the screen.”

PaPUC Seach Complaints

Using prominent links on the PUC website, you can now automatically jump to the complaint search for specific types of regulated utilities, including: electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water/wastewater and transportation. Additionally, a “Search for Consumer Complaints” link has been added to each industry category on the website, and this is the first link provided to visitors who are reviewing information on the site.

The updated search function is part of an ongoing effort by the PUC to make clearer information available about all utilities operating in Pennsylvania. Links to the enhanced complaint searches have also been added to the PUC’s PAPowerSwitch website, which offers detailed information about power shopping options available to consumers.

PaPowerSwitch

Prince Law Offices, P.C. can assist you or your business with PUC or utility concerns and help you reduce your utility bills and utilize renewable energy.  Contact Attorney Jeff Franklin for more information.

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