S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:26:04 - Individual metering - When not required

Individual meters are not required and no variance need be requested under the following circumstances:

(1) For residential multiple-occupancy buildings consisting of only two units, of which one unit is occupied by the owner of the building;
(2) For hospitals, nursing homes, transient hotels and motels, dormitories, campgrounds, and other residential facilities of a strictly transient nature;
(3) For existing multiple-occupancy buildings which currently receive either master metered gas service or electric service, or both;
(4) For existing mobile home courts and trailer parks;
(5) For multiple-occupancy residential buildings where gas service is used only for either gas ranges or gas dryers, or both; and
(6) For multiple-occupancy buildings which have central heating or cooling systems, central ventilating systems, or central water heating systems. However, the applicant shall notify the commission so it may determine whether the applicant's system falls within this exception or whether the applicant is required to file an application for a variance.

If a building does not fall within one of the exceptions listed in this section or does fall within one of the subdivisions of ยง 20:10:26:03, the applicant may file an application for a variance with the commission consistent with this chapter.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:26:04
18 SDR 26, effective August 7, 1991.

General Authority: SDCL 49-1-11, 49-34A-4, 49-34A-27.

Law Implemented: SDCL 49-34A-4, 49-34A-27.

Collateral References:In the Matter of the Investigation of Master Metering, Docket F-3237, Decision and Order dated June 13, 1980 (Errata Notice dated December 22, 1980); In the Matter of the Investigation of Master Metering , Docket F-3237, Decision and Order dated July 24, 1981; In the Matter of the Petition For Declaratory Ruling by S&D Metering, Ltd., F-3621, Declaratory Ruling and F-3237, Modifying in Part, Decision and Order dated October 2, 1986.

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