Amendment #5 to H.3873

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Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill move that the bill be amended in section 2 by striking out lines 57 to 64



And further moves to amend the bill in section 3 by striking out, in line 67, the words “Section 146” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Section 145



And further moves to amend the bill in section 3 by striking out, in line 78, the words “an infrastructure” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a targeted infrastructure



And further moves to amend the bill in section 3 by striking out, in line 101, the following words “in in” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- is in



And further moves to amend the bill in section 3 by striking out, in lines 95 to 97, the following words “, unless a new plan is filed by the gas company or under the direction of the department within the 6 month review period” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- . The department may modify a plan prior to approval at the request of a gas company, or make other modifications to a plan as a condition for approval



And further moves to amend the bill in section 3 by striking out, in line 115, the following words “, subject to the cap”



And further moves to amend the bill in section 4 by striking out, in line 130, the following words “process for determining” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- determination that



And further moves to amend said section by striking out, in lines 134 to 136, inclusive, the following words “new area surcharges for zones of new off-main customers; provided, however, that natural gas distribution system expansion surcharges, except alternative rate mechanisms,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (i) new service-territory-wide surcharges to aide in the financing of gas service expansion to new off-main customers, (ii) new area surcharges applicable only to zones of new off-main customers to aide in the financing of gas service expansion to new off-main customers, or (iii) both; provided, however, that natural gas distribution system expansion surcharges



And further moves to amend the bill in section 4 by striking out, in lines 141 to 142, the following words “as petitioned” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- developed



And further moves to amend said section by striking out, in line 149, the word “conversion” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- conversion or expansion



And further moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:-



SECTION 7. The department shall investigate whether it should require the winter surveillance and patrol of cast iron gas pipelines in the commonwealth, and shall determine whether the presence of extended frost cap conditions may result in additional stress on cast iron pipe segments, requiring enhanced surveillance and patrol. The department is authorized to establish minimum uniform procedures for cast iron winter surveillance and patrols consistent with any federally mandated standards for integrity management programs for distribution pipelines. Gas companies are authorized to establish procedures that exceed any minimum standards, subject to applicable filing requirements with the department.