Maine Revised Statutes

§4709. Natural gas unbundling

1. Commission rulemaking.  In order to foster the unbundling of natural gas services and the development of a competitive natural gas supply market in the State, the commission shall consider the need for and may adopt rules in the following areas:
A. The need to license gas marketers; [1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW).]
B. The need for a code of conduct governing the relationship between a gas utility and an affiliated gas marketer to prevent the affiliated gas marketer's exercise of market power and to ensure fair competition among all gas marketers; [1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW).]
C. The need for regulations to protect consumers from abusive practices by gas marketers; and [1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW).]
D. Any other subject of natural gas unbundling that requires additional regulation. [1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Major substantive rules.  Rules adopted under this section are major substantive rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A.
[ 1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 143, §3 (NEW).