N.J. Admin. Code § 14:18-12.3 - Requirements for plant rearrangement verification
(a) Applicants for a certificate of approval for an additional cable television franchise shall submit verifiable cost estimates of projected aerial utility and cable television plant rearrangement needed (make-ready work) to permit the attachment of the proposed cable television system.
(b) The estimates shall be compiled by one of the following methods:
1. A field survey conducted by the applicant of all utility poles on which the applicant may attach in the proposed service area;
2. A field survey conducted by the applicant of at least 10 percent of the poles on which the applicant may attach using a statistical random sampling method and extrapolation process. The sample shall include the full range of all make-ready work categories which the applicant can reasonably expect to encounter in the proposed service area; or
3. A field survey conducted at the applicant's cost by the pole-owning utility or other such utility that owns or controls those portions of the poles to which the applicant proposes to attach.
(c) Any survey shall be submitted in a form permitting verification by the pole owning utility, the Office or an independent party with experience in conducting utility make-ready surveys. All surveys shall contain the underlying facts and assumptions determining the cost estimate and a description of the process for conducting the survey.
See: 22 New Jersey Register 2897(a), 23 New Jersey Register 619(a).
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