(1) The Department shall follow the same
policies, procedures, and standards for approving Permits for the installation
of Non-Communication Utility facilities on Public Rights of Way as set out in
(2) In addition to the
requirements of the UAM, a Non-Communications Utility shall enter into an
agreement with the Department for payment of an annual lump sum amount that
represents a reasonable approximation of the average cost to the Department
associated with the administration of the Permits of the Non-Communications
Utility, the inspection of work on the Public Rights-of-Way, and the continued
occupancy by the permitted Non-Communications Utility on the Public
Rights-of-Way to be negotiated on an individual basis. Such agreements will
take into consideration the mileage and/or number of facilities in place by the
Non-Communications Utility, the amount of current and anticipated Permit work
within the Public Rights-of-Way, and the estimated costs to the Department of
the Non-Communications Utility's operations. Such agreement shall provide for
annual adjustments of the fee amount.
(3) The Department and a Non-Communications
Utility may have entered into an agreement for payment of an annual lump sum
amount prior to the adoption of this Chapter. Such agreements will remain in
full force and effect if desired by the Non-Communications Utility and the
Department or may be renegotiated.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled "Long Distance and Trunk Communications
Cables; Permit Fee Schedule" was filed as Emergency Rule 672-11-0.23-.03 on
March 25, 1985; effective
March 21, 1985, the
date of adoption, to remain in effect for a period of 120 day or until the
effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding
this Emergency Rule, as specified by the Agency. This Emergency Rule expired
July 19, 1985.
Amended: A permanent of the same title adopted. Filed
July 1, 1985; effective
July 21, 1985.
Amended: New title "Issuance of Permits, Permit Fees,
and Alternative Procedure for Assessing Fees for Non-Communication Utilities."
F. Aug. 24, 2021; eff.
Sept. 13, 2021.