ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through December 14, 2021

The Administrative History following each Rule gives the date on which the Rule was originally filed and its effective date, as well as the date on which any amendment or repeal was filed and its effective date. Principal abbreviations used in the Administrative History are as follows:

f. - filed

eff. - effective

R. - Rule (Abbreviated only at the beginning of the control number)

Ch. - Chapter (Abbreviated only at the beginning of the control number)

ER. - Emergency Rule

Rev. - Revised

Note: Emergency Rules are listed in each Rule's Administrative History by Emergency Rule number, date filed and effective date. The Emergency Rule will be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency.

Paragraph (1) of Rule 515-3-1-.04 has been amended. Filed May 5, 1989; effective May 25, 1989.

Chapter 515-3-3 entitled "Promotional Activities of Electric and Gas Utilities" containing Rules 515-3-3-.01 to 515-3-3-.10 adopted. Filed March 20, 1990; effective April 9, 1990.

Chapter 515-9-1 has been repealed and a new Chapter of the same title adopted. Filed September 10, 1990; effective September 30, 1990.

Chapter 515-9-2 has been repealed. Filed September 10, 1990; effective September 30, 1990.

Chapter 515-3-3 has been repealed. Filed March 11, 1991; effective March 31, 1991.

Rule 515-12-1-.30 entitled "Institutional Telecommunication Services" has been adopted. Filed August 5, 1991; effective August 25, 1991.

Rule 515-3-1-.10(a) has been amended. Filed December 4, 1991; effective December 24, 1991.

Chapter 515-3-4 entitled "Integrated Resource Planning," containing Rules 515-3-4-.01 to .12 adopted. Filed December 10, 1991; effective December 30, 1991.

Chapter 515-8-1 has been repealed and a new Chapter entitled "Employment and Use of Service Observing Equipment" adopted. Filed July 24, 1992; effective August 13, 1992.

Rule 515-12-1-.29 has been repealed and a new Rule, same title adopted. Filed August 14, 1992; effective September 3, 1992.

Rule 515-9-3-.14 has been adopted. Filed December 17, 1993; effective January 6, 1994.

Rule 515-9-1-.05 has been adopted. Filed February 21, 1994; effective March 13, 1994.

Rules 515-3-4-.01, .02, .04 to .08 have been amended. Filed May 12, 1994; effective June 1, 1994.

Rule 515-12-1-.31 has been adopted. Filed June 10, 1994; effective June 30, 1994.

Rule 515-2-1-.13 has been adopted. Filed August 16, 1994; effective September 5, 1994.

Rule 515-3-1-.11 has been adopted. Filed October 14, 1994; effective November 3, 1994.

Rule 515-3-1-.10 has been amended. Filed December 9, 1994; effective December 29, 1994.

Chapter 515-7-2 entitled "Gas Supply Plans and Gas Cost Adjustment Factors" containing Rules 515-7-2-.01 to .08, has been adopted. Filed May 19, 1995; effective June 8, 1995.

Rule 515-2-1-.04 has been amended. Filed November 9, 1995; effective November 29, 1995.

Grant description 515-13-.01 submitted March 20, 1996. Emergency Rule 515-12-1-0.4-.31(2)(x) was filed July 17, 1996, having become effective July 12, 1996 the date of adoption, to remain in effect thru August 31, 1996, as specified by the Agency.

Said Emergency Rule was adopted "based upon the tremendous increase in Customer Owned Coin Operated Telephones. . . ." (Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Emergency Rule 515-7-3-0.5 for the Standard of Conduct for Local Distribution Companies for Local Distribution Companies with Marketing Affiliates, containing Rules 515-7-3-0.5-.01, 515-7-3-0.5-.02, 515-7-3-0.5-.03 was filed on November 12, 1996. Said Emergency Rule was adopted November 5, 1996, to become effective November 5, 1996, and to remain in effect until March 5, 1997. . . these Emergency Rules are necessary to protect the public welfare . . . copies may be obtained from the Agency.

Emergency Rule 515-12-1-0.6-.33 was filed April 21, 1997, having become effective April 15, 1997, the date of adoption, to remain in effect for a period of 120 days or until the adoption of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule, as specified by the Agency. These Emergency rules are necessary to protect the public welfare due to rapidly changing telecommunications market. (Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Rule 515-12-1-.30 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed August 29, 1997; effective September 18, 1997. Rule 515-12-1-.31 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed October 9, 1997; effective October 29, 1997. Chapter 515-3-4 has been amended. Filed October 27, 1997; effective November 16, 1997.

Rules 515-1-1-.03 and 515-2-1-.03 have been amended. Filed October 31, 1997; effective November 20, 1997.

Chapters 515-7-3 entitled "Marketers' Certificates of Authority" and 515-7-4 entitled "Random Assignment of Customers" have been adopted. Filed February 10, 1998; effective March 2, 1998. Rule 515-12-1-.31 has been amended. Filed March 27, 1998; effective April 16, 1998.

Emergency Rule 515-12-1-0.7-.33 was filed May 22, 1998 having become effective May 19, 1998, the date of adoption, to remain in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule is necessary to protect the public welfare so that competition could develop through natural market forces while protecting end-user from service interruption . . . (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Chapter 515-3-2 has been amended and Chapter 515-3-3 entitled "Residential Gas Utility Service Disconnections" has been adopted. Filed October 16, 1998; effective November 5, 1998.

Chapter 515-7-5 entitled "Universal Service Fund" has been adopted. Filed November 13, 1998; effective December 2, 1998. Chapter 515-14-1 entitled "Telemarketing No Call List" has been adopted. Filed December 11, 1998; effective December 31, 1998. Rule 515-12-1-.33 has been adopted. Filed February 5, 1999; effective February 25, 1999.

Rule 515-7-4-.01 has been amended and Rules 515-7-4-.07 through .09 have been adopted. Filed April 9, 1999; effective April 29, 1999. Emergency Rule 515-15-1-0.8-.01 was filed April 27, 1999 having become effective April 20, 1999, the date of adoption, to remain in effect for 120 days or until the adoption of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule was adopted to "protect against imminent danger to the public, safety and welfare that may result from the year 2000 computer problem." (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Chapter 515-7-5 has been amended. Filed June 3, 1999; effective June 23, 1999.

Rule 515-2-1-.04 has been amended. Filed July 6, 1999; effective July 26, 1999.

Rule 515-7-4-.03 has been repealed and Rules 515-7-4-.04 to 515-7-4-.09 have been renumbered to 515-7-4-.03 to 515-7-4-.08. Filed July 23, 1999; effective August 12, 1999.

Chapter 515-14-1 has been amended and Chapter 515-15-1 entitled "Year 2000 Compliance by Utility Companies Regulated and/or Monitored by the Georgia Public Service Commission" has been adopted. Filed August 9, 1999; effective August 29, 1999.

Rules 515-9-1-.03, 515-9-3-.03, .11 have been amended and 515-9-1-.06 has been adopted. Filed August 13, 1999; effective September 2, 1999.

Emergency Rule 515-3-5-0.9-.01 was filed November 5, 1999 having become effective November 2, 1999, the date of adoption, to remain in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule was adopted "to protect against this imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare." (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Emergency Rule 515-3-5-0.10-.01(3) adopted. Filed November 16, 1999; effective November 17, 1999, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule was adopted "to protect against this imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare while at the same time alleviating concerns had by entities under its jurisdiction as to the scope of the best practices." (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Rules 515-7-3-.09 to .13 have been adopted. Filed January 21, 2000; effective February 10, 2000.

Chapter 515-3-5 entitled "Prevention of Damage to Underground Facilities" has been adopted. Filed March 7, 2000; effective March 27, 2000.

Rules 515-7-3-.01, .03, .04 and .07 have been amended. Rule 515-7-3-.08 has been adopted. Filed May 23, 2000; effective June 12, 2000.

Rule 515-3-5-.01 has been repealed. Filed June 29, 2000; effective July 19, 2000.

Chapter 515-9-4 entitled "Enforcement Procedures Under the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act" has been adopted. Filed December 8, 2000; effective December 28, 2000.

Chapter 515-7-6 entitled "Natural Gas Marketer Billing Practices" has been adopted. Filed January 5, 2001; effective January 25, 2001.

Emergency Rules 515-7-6-0.11-.01, .02, .03 adopted. Filed and effective January 17, 2001, the date of adoption, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule was adopted "to prevent continued harm to the public health, safety and welfare of Georgia residential natural gas consumers who have been unable to exercise their choice of affordable gas marketers and have been forced to remain with marketers that may be charging exorbitant rates, and/or risk having their gas service disconnected during the coldest winter on record in over 30 years." (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Rule 515-1-1-.05 has been amended. Filed June 1, 2001; effective June 21, 2001.

Emergency Rule 515-9-5-0.12 adopted. Filed July 26, 2001; effective July 23, 2001, the date of adoption, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Said Emergency Rule was adopted "to protect the public health, safety and welfare against the real harms that may materialize if a person excavating or blasting fails to act or acts imprudently after impacting or damaging a utility facility." (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Chapter 515-10-1 has been repealed. Filed August 8, 2001; effective August 28, 2001.

Chapter 515-7-7 entitled "Capacity Supply Plans" has been adopted. Filed September 20, 2001; effective October 10, 2001.

Chapter 515-7-5 has been repealed and a new Chapter adopted. Filed November 28, 2001; effective December 18, 2001.

Chapter 515-9-5 entitled "Procedures Required Under the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act" has been adopted. Filed November 30, 2001; effective December 20, 2001.

Emergency Rule 515-3-3-0.13-.04 adopted. F. December 20, 2001; effective December 4, 2001, the date of adoption, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule is adopted, as specified by the Agency. This Emergency Rule is adopted to modify the current Residential Gas Utility Service Disconnections Rules. (This Emergency Rule will not be published; copies may be obtained from the Agency.)

Chapter 515-9-4 has been repealed and a new Chapter adopted. Filed February 5, 2002; effective February 25, 2002.

Rules 515-7-6-.02, .04 have been amended. Filed February 22, 2002; effective March 14, 2002.

Rule 515-7-3-.02 has been amended. Filed March 12, 2002; effective April 1, 2002.

Rules 515-7-3-.01 to .04, .07, .12 and .13 have been amended. Chapter 515-7-9 entitled "Natural Gas Marketers' Terms of Service" has been adopted. Filed August 13, 2002; effective September 2, 2002.

Chapters 515-3-3, 515-7-3, and 515-7-6 have been amended. Chapter 515-7-7 has been repealed and a new Chapter adopted. Chapters 515-7-8 entitled "Service Quality Standards for Certificated Marketers and Regulated Provider" and 515-7-10 entitled "Natural Gas Marketers' Customer Enrollment Procedures" have been adopted. Filed September 3, 2002; effective September 23, 2002.

Rules 515-7-5-.01, .02, .03, .06, .08, and .10 have been amended. Rules 515-7-5-.11 and .12 have been repealed. Filed September 16, 2002; effective October 6, 2002.

Rules 515-12-1-.02 to .04, .08, .11 to .13, .18, .23, .30, and .31 have been amended. Rules 515-12-1-.14, .19 to .22 have been repealed. Filed November 26, 2002; effective December 16, 2002.

Rules 515-1-1-.01, .02, .04 and 515-3-3-.06(B) have been amended. Rules 515-1-1-.08 and .09 have been repealed and new Rules adopted. Rules 515-1-1-.10 to .12 have been repealed. Chapter 515-7-11 entitled "Capacity Supply Plans" has been adopted. Chapter 515-15-1 has been repealed. Filed January 10, 2003; effective January 30, 2003.

Rules 515-12-1-.03, .12, .13, .18 and .23 have been amended. Filed February 7, 2003; effective February 27, 2003.

Rule 515-12-1-.34 has been adopted. Filed April 1, 2003; effective April 21, 2003.

Chapter 515-7-12 entitled "Standards for Determining Whether Natural Gas Prices Are Constrained by Market Forces" has been adopted. Filed May 29, 2003; effective June 18, 2003.

Rule 515-12-1-.32 has been adopted. Filed July 14, 2003; effective August 3, 2003.

Rules 515-7-7-.04 and .05 have been amended. Filed December 9, 2003; effective December 29, 2003.

Rules 515-7-8-.03, .04, and .07 have been amended. Filed December 10, 2003; effective December 30, 2003.

Chapter 515-14-1 has been amended. Filed December 23, 2003; effective January 12, 2004.

Rule 515-7-6-.02 has been amended. Filed January 7, 2004; effective January 27, 2004.

Rule 515-12-1-.32 has been amended. Filed February 16, 2004; effective March 7, 2004.

Rule 515-7-9-.02 has been amended. Filed April 20, 2004; effective May 10, 2004.

Chapter 515-9-6 entitled "Commission Recognized Best Practices" has been adopted. Filed June 14, 2004; effective July 4, 2004.

Rule 515-3-4-.04 has been amended. Filed October 6, 2004; effective October 26, 2004.

Rule 515-7-6-.02 has been amended. Filed January 24, 2005; effective February 13, 2005.

Rules 515-3-3-.02(B) and .07 have been amended. Filed March 30, 2005; effective April 19, 2005.

Rule 515-9-4-.11.1 has been adopted. Filed March 29, 2006; effective April 18, 2006.

Rule 515-3-4-.04 has been amended. Filed April 14, 2006; effective May 4, 2006.

Rule 515-9-4-.02 has been amended. Rule 515-9-4-.13 has been adopted. Filed May 19, 2006; effective June 8, 2006.

Rule 515-7-1-.15 has been adopted. Filed September 25, 2006; effective October 15, 2006.

Chapter 515-9-4 has been amended. Filed December 21, 2006; effective January 10, 2007.

Rule 515-12-1-.30 has been amended. Filed May 1, 2007; effective May 21, 2007.

Rule 515-2-1-.14 has been adopted. Filed August 21, 2007; effective September 10, 2007.

Rules 515-2-1-.01, 515-3-1-.04, 515-9-1-.04, and 515-9-3-.02 have been amended. Rule 515-9-4-.14 has been adopted. Filed October 3, 2007; effective October 23, 2007.

Rule 515-7-1-.15(6) has been amended. Filed November 28, 2007; effective December 18, 2007.

Rule 515-3-4-.04(2)(c) has been amended. Filed December 11, 2007; effective December 31, 2007.

Rule 515-12-1-.31(1)(p) has been amended. Filed January 8, 2008; effective January 28, 2008.

Chapter 515-7-3 has been repealed and a new Chapter adopted. Filed February 15, 2008; effective March 6, 2008.

Chapter 515-9-7 entitled "Gas Safety in Georgia Counties" has been adopted. Filed February 27, 2008; effective March 18, 2008.

Rule 515-2-1-.08 has been amended. Filed March 11, 2008; effective March 31, 2008.

Rules 515-7-1-.02, .03, .13, and .15 have been amended. Rule 515-7-1-.05 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed May 22, 2008; effective June 11, 2008.

Chapters 515-16-1 entitled "Organization", 515-16-2 entitled "Additional Rules of Practice and Procedure in Transportation Cases", 515-16-3 entitled "General Transportation Rules", 515-16-4 entitled "Motor Carrier Safety Rules", 515-16-5 entitled "General Provisions", 515-16-6 entitled "Household Goods Carriers", 515-16-7 entitled "Passenger Carriers", 515-16-8 entitled "Limousine Carriers", 515-16-9 entitled "Rates and Tariffs", 515-16-10 entitled "Permitted Carriers", 515-16-11 entitled "Motor Carrier Insurance", 515-16-13 entitled "Motor Carrier Leasing Regulations", 515-16-14 entitled "Procedure for Imposing Civil Penalties and Recommending Criminal Penalties", 515-16-15 entitled "Non-Consensual Towing", and 515-16-16 entitled "Railroad Condemnations Proceedings" have been adopted. Chapter 515-16-12 entitled "Motor Vehicles (Reserved)" has been reserved. Filed June 10, 2008; effective June 30, 2008.

Chapter 515-7-13 entitled "Regulated Provider General Rules and Selection of the Regulated Provider" has been adopted. Filed August 27, 2008; effective September 16, 2008.

Chapter 515-9-8 entitled "Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Public Awareness Programs" has been adopted. Filed October 15, 2008; effective November 4, 2008.

Rule 515-3-4-.04(1)(c) has been amended. Filed October 27, 2008; effective November 16, 2008.

Rule 515-7-8-.06(c) has been amended. Filed November 5, 2008; effective November 25, 2008.

Rule 515-2-1-.04(6) has been amended. Filed December 18, 2008; effective January 7, 2009.

Rule 515-3-2-.04 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed December 22, 2008; effective January 11, 2009.

Rule 515-3-3-.02(A)(a) has been amended. Filed January 22, 2009; effective February 11, 2009.

Rule 515-3-3-.04(c) has been amended. Filed January 23, 2009; effective February 12, 2009.

Rule 515-7-5-.06(2)(g) has been amended. Filed January 28, 2009; effective February 17, 2009.

Rule 515-7-5-.07(1) has been amended. Filed February 5, 2009; effective February 25, 2009.

Rules 515-9-4-.02 and .13 have been repealed and new Rules adopted. Filed February 10, 2009; effective March 2, 2009.

Rule 515-9-3-.14 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Rule 515-9-3-.15 has been adopted. Filed February 11, 2009; effective March 3, 2009.

Rule 515-12-1-.34(8) has been amended. Filed June 3, 2009; effective June 23, 2009.

Rule 515-7-11-.04 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed September 3, 2009; effective September 23, 2009.

Rule 515-9-6-.01 has been repealed and a new Rule adopted. Filed October 14, 2009; effective November 3, 2009.

Rule 515-12-1-.10 has been amended. Filed January 26, 2010; effective February 15, 2010.

Rule 515-3-1-.10(e) has been amended. Filed May 4, 2010; effective May 24, 2010.

Rule 515-12-1-.10(3) subparagraphs have been amended by the repeal of (3) subparagraphs and by the adoption of new (3) subparagraphs. Filed May 20, 2010; effective June 9, 2010.

Rule 515-3-4-.04(1) and (3) amended. F. Aug. 11, 2011; eff. Aug. 31, 2011.

Rule 515-9-7-.02 has been adopted. Filed October 22, 2010; effective November 11, 2010.

Rules 515-7-5-.06 and .07 amended. F. Sep. 7, 2011; eff. Sep. 27, 2011.

Rule 515-9-7-.02 repealed and readopted. F. Apr. 27, 2011; eff. May 17, 2011.

Rule 515-9-7-.03 adopted. F. Apr. 27, 2011; eff. May 17, 2011.

Rule 515-2-1-.04 amended. F. Apr. 28, 2011; eff. May 18, 2011.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 adopted. F. May 11, 2012; eff. May 31, 2012.

Rule 515-3-1-.11 amended. F. Oct. 18, 2012; eff. Nov. 7, 2012.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 amended. F. Jan. 16, 2013; eff. Feb. 5, 2013.

Rule 515-9-1-.06 amended. F. Apr. 11, 2013; eff. May 1, 2013.

Rule 515-9-4-.06 repealed. F. Apr. 11, 2013; eff. May 1, 2013.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 amended. F. Oct. 21, 2013; eff. Nov. 10, 2013.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 amended. F. Aug. 14, 2014; eff. Sep. 3, 2014.

Rule 515-12-1-.10 amended. F. Oct. 6, 2016; eff. Oct. 26, 2016.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 amended. F. Oct. 18, 2016; eff. Nov. 7, 2016.

Rules 515-12-1-.10 and .35 amended. F. Jan. 10, 2017; eff. Jan. 30, 2017.

Rule 515-7-5-.07 amended. F. Jan. 31, 2017; eff. Feb. 20, 2017.

Note: The amendment to Rule 515-7-5-.07 filed on January 31, 2017 was re-filed on August 24, 2017 to reflect the correct amended rule as promulgated and adopted on January 17, 2017. The filing submitted on January 31, 2017 inadvertently contained the wrong rule, the same version of the rule that was currently in effect.

Rule 515-7-5-.07 amended. F. Aug. 24, 2017; eff. Sep. 13, 2017.

Rule 515-2-1-.06 amended. F. May 23, 2018; eff. June 12, 2018.

Subject 515-7-6 amended. F. June 8, 2018; eff. June 28, 2018.

Subjects 515-7-3, 515-7-9 amended. F. June 18, 2018; eff. July 8, 2018.

Note: Rule 515-2-1-.04, correction of non-substantive typographical error in Rule History on SOS Rules and Regulations website. In accordance with Official Compilation Rules and Regulations of the Stare of Georgia, "Amended: F. Apr. 27, 2011; eff. May 17, 2011." corrected to "Amended: F. Apr. 28, 2011; eff. May 18, 2011." Effective July 15, 2018.

Rule 515-2-1-.04 amended. F. June 25, 2018; eff. July 15, 2018.

Rules 515-7-8-.02, .06, .07, 515-7-13-.03, .04, .05, .07 amended. F. July 23, 2018; eff. Aug. 12, 2018.

Rules 515-3-3-.01, .02(B), .03, .04, .06(B), .07, .08 amended. F. Aug. 24, 2018; eff. Sep. 13, 2018.

Chapter 515-7-10 amended. F. Oct. 4, 2018; eff. Oct. 24, 2018.

Rule 515-7-11-.04 amended. F. Nov. 29, 2018; eff. Dec. 19, 2018.

Rule 515-12-1-.36 adopted. F. Sep. 10, 2020; eff. Sep. 30, 2020.

Rule 515-7-5-.07 amended. F. Nov. 24, 2020; eff. Dec. 14, 2020.

Rule 515-12-1-.35 amended. F. June 16, 2021; eff. July 6, 2021.

Rule 515-8-1-.05 amended. F. Aug. 26, 2021; eff. Sep. 15, 2021.

Rule 515-8-1-.05 amended. (Note: Rule amended to only cite title change (i.e., no change to the Rule text) from "Mutual Duties of Users of Service Observing Equipment and Telephone Company Issuing Telephone Directories" to "Duties of Users of Service Observing Equipment" as promulgated and adopted on Aug. 17, 2021, but inadvertently omitted in Aug. 26, 2021 filing, as specified by the Agency.) F. Oct. 25, 2021; eff. Nov. 14, 2021.

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