(1) Each utility shall adopt a program of
periodic tests, inspections and preventive maintenance aimed at achieving
efficient operation of its system and the rendition of safe, adequate and
utility shall maintain or have access to test facilities enabling it to
determine the operating and transmission capabilities of all equipment and
facilities, both for routine maintenance and for trouble location. The actual
transmission performance of the network shall be monitored in order to
determine if the established objectives and operating requirements are met.
This monitoring function consists of circuit order tests prior to placing
trunks in service, routine periodic trunk maintenance tests, tests of actual
switched trunk connections, periodic noise tests of sample of customer loops in
each exchange, and special transmission surveys of the network.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.15
Ga. L. 1878-79, p.
125, 1907, p. 72, 1922, pp. 143, 144, 1964, p. 338, 1965, p. 283, 1973, pp. 677
to 681, 1975, Sec. 2, p. 406.
Original Rule entitled
"Inspections and Tests" adopted. F. Dec. 29,
1975; eff. 1/1/1976, as specified by Ga. L. 1975, p.