On June 25, 2020, the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules approved the final proposed version of Rule 3.706(D)(1) on pole attachment rates in Vermont. The new rule conflates the current 1-foot and 2-foot rates into a single 1.25-foot rate for pole attachments. The Adopted Rule Number at the Secretary of State’s Office is Adopted Rule No. 20-031 and has an effective date of July 10, 2020.
On June 25, 2020, the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) issued a memo incorrectly stating the effective date of the new rule as July 1, 2020.
On July 20, 2020, the Commission issued an Order correcting the effective date, making it July 10, 2020. The Order further required pole-owning entities to file tariffs reflecting the Rule changes by no later than July 31, 2020.
All documents in the case may be found on ePUC (https://epuc.vermont.gov/) under case number 19-3603-RULE.
Contact John C. Gerhard, Staff Attorney, by email or phone (802-828-2358), if you have any questions about this rulemaking.