42 U.S. Code § 2373 - Transfer to governmental or other legal entity; determination of transferee
(a) Transfer may be made to one or more of the following, if the transferee has the legal authority to receive and operate the utility.
(b) In determining the transferee for any utility, the Commission may consider the following:
(1) the pattern of ownership of the comparable utilities in the State in which the community is located;
(3) the probable price of the sale of the utility, the ability of the transferee to pay that price, and any probable expense;
(4) the desires of the eligible voters of the community as directly expressed in any vote in any officially recognized procedure or in any procedure established by the Commission; and