§5D-1-16. Authority not public utility and not subject to full jurisdiction of public service commission; authority subject to provisions concerning gas pipeline safety


Published: 2015

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WVC 5D-1-16

§5D-1-16. Authority not public utility and not subject to full

jurisdiction of public service commission; authority

subject to provisions concerning gas pipeline safety.

Notwithstanding anything contained in this article to the

contrary, and specifically notwithstanding any activities of the

authority which shall constitute a public service, the authority

shall not be considered or deemed a public utility in any respect

for purposes of chapter twenty-four of this code, and neither the

authority, nor any of its activities or the activities of its

agents or employees, nor any project constructed, maintained or

operated by the authority, nor any other matters pertaining to the

authority, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the public

service commission of West Virginia, either with respect to the

powers of said public service commission generally, or with respect

to its power over rates, or otherwise: Provided, That the

authority and all natural gas transmission projects which it

constructs, maintains or operates shall nevertheless be subject to

the provisions of chapter twenty-four-b of this code concerning gas

pipeline safety.





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