A gas pipeline
operator, upon receiving notice as provided in s.
Stats., of work which may affect its facilities used for serving the public
(a) If the notice is of work covered by
Stats., investigate and decide what action, if any, must reasonably be taken to
protect or alter utility facilities in order to protect service to the public
and to avoid unnecessary damage. The gas pipeline operator shall take such
action as is reasonably necessary to protect, remove, alter, or reconstruct its
facilities, and shall perform such work with reasonable dispatch taking into
account the conditions to be met. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect any
right which the gas pipeline operator may have to require advance payment or
adequate assurance of payment of reasonable costs to the gas pipeline operator
by the property owner or contractor.
(b) If the notice is of work covered by s.
Stats., and is not covered by s.
Stats., the gas pipeline operator shall respond as required by s.
(2) The gas
pipeline operator may, in order to protect its interests, require that the
owner or contractor perform certain work upon that part of the service piping
or wiring on or being removed from the property upon which the excavating,
building, or wrecking operations are being performed.
(3) This section is not intended to affect
the responsibility of the contractor or owner, or the liability or legal rights
of any party.
Wis. Admin. Code Public Service
CR Register, October,
1999, No. 526, eff. 11-1-99; corrections in (1) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7,
Stats., Register February 2004, No.