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In addition to the information found on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission website, consumers and utility professionals may find these additional resources helpful.

National List of Utility Commissions

PA Office of Consumer Advocate

PA Office of Small Business Advocate

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
A non-profit organization that represents the interests of state public utility commissioners before the three branches of the federal government and independent government agencies.

National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI)
The official research arm of NARUC that provides research and assistance to state public utility commissions.

Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University (IPU)
The Institute of Public Utilities supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries - electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications.

A Proposal Writing Short Course 
A two-part introduction to grant writing

Grant Information Center 
Contains extensive lists of grant writing links. It includes numerous grant preparation help sites and funding organizations.

Environmental Protection Agency

Emergency Preparedness & Weather Resources

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 
PEMA oversees a number of programs and services to help prevent, respond to, or recover from disasters. They include federal and state support, as well as citizen-based volunteer opportunities to assist in times of disaster or emergency.

Ready PA
In an emergency, knowing what to do is your best defense. Start now by learning the risks, making an emergency plan and getting involved to help others.

AlertPA 
Pennsylvania uses AlertPA to provide citizens and partners with timely information to assist them in making informed decisions. AlertPA delivers emergency and weather alerts, health notifications and updates.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA Updates During Disasters 
FEMA offers a free service called Updates During Disasters. When a disaster is declared in a state or region FEMA generates e-mail bulletins to keep citizens updated about how to obtain assistance and reduce loss of life and property.

Edison Electric Institute - Storm Center
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. Shareholder-Owned Electric Companies. Members serve 95 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder-owned segment of the industry, and represent approximately 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry. When storms hit the U.S., EEI activates their Storm Center Map to show outages across the storm territory.

US Geological Survey 
Weather information, satellite updates, Pennsylvania weather warnings

Weather Channel

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
An independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy.

Department Of Energy (DOE)

Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA)
A non-profit service organization for electric cooperatives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAPA)
Formed by the merger of Pennsylvania Electric and PA Gas Associations in 2000. The association represents the interests of regulated energy distribution companies.

The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database - (eGRID)
The eGRID is a comprehensive database on the environmental characteristics of all electric power generated in the U.S., including virtually every power plant and generating company in the country. It is maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Edison Electric Institute - Storm Center
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. Shareholder-Owned Electric Companies. Members serve 95 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder-owned segment of the industry, and represent approximately 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry. When storms hit the U.S., EEI activates their Storm Center Map to show outages across the storm territory.

811: PA One Call – Call Before You Dig
The website for Pennsylvania One Call System is designed for the public, excavators, designers and facility owners to find out what lines lay underground before the digging begins.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
An independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy.

Department Of Energy (DOE)

Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAPA)
Formed by the merger of Pennsylvania Electric and PA Gas Associations in 2000. The association represents the interests of regulated energy distribution companies.

811: PA One Call – Call Before You Dig
The website for Pennsylvania One Call System is designed for the public, excavators, designers and facility owners to find out what lines lay underground before the digging begins.

Pennsylvania Code Online – Gas Service (Pa. Code) 
Gas Service information included at this site is directly from the Pennsylvania Code, the Commonwealth's official publication of rules and regulations.

Federal Office of Pipeline Safety
Administers the Department of Transportations national regulatory program to assure the safe transportation of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials by pipeline.

Natural Gas Companies
Link to the natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Universal Service Schools and Libraries Discount Program

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

Pennsylvania Telephone Association

811: PA One Call – Call Before You Dig
The website for Pennsylvania One Call System is designed for the public, excavators, designers and facility owners to find out what lines lay underground before the digging begins.

How to Call Abroad
A website that explains how to make international calls from the U.S.

PA Relay
Link to the website for Pennsylvania Relay Service, a phone service offering persons who are hearing, deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled three ways to connect using the telephone: Traditional Relay, Video Relay and Internet Relay.

Hamilton Relay Services

Consumers' Guide to TRS (FCC Disabilities Rights Office)

Deaf-Hearing Communication Center, Inc.

PA Department of Labor and Industry

National Association of the Deaf

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD)

Pennsylvanian Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)

PIAT - PA's Initiative on Assistive Technology, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University

The Scranton State School for the Deaf

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) 

Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone Relay Service by Hamilton Relay

American Water Works Association

Drought Watch Information
Link to Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection's drought information.

National Association of Water Companies

National Rural Water Association

PaWARN
PaWARN is a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of “utilities helping utilities” to prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency.

Permits and Authorizations
Link to the Department of Environmental Protection's website for information on DEP permits and applications.

Rural Community Assistance Program

Links to Title 52 of the Pennsylvania Code

The Pennsylvania Code is an official publication of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It contains regulations and other documents filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Water or Wastewater Utility Proceedings

Section 3.501
Applications for New Certificates of Public Convenience as a Water or Wastewater Collection, Treatment and Disposal Supplier (Contact the Water/Wastewater Staff Support at 717-787-3664 for a copy of the Water Business Plan)

  • Short Form Rate Increase Information (under $250,000 in annual revenues)

Information Furnished with the Filing of Rate Changes

Section 53.52
Applicability; Public Utilities Other than Canal, Turnpike, Tunnel, Bridge and Wharf Companies

Section 53.53
Information to be furnished with proposed general rate increase in excess of $1 million

State Tax Adjustment Surcharge (STAS)

Section 69.51
Glossary of terms found in § § 69.51 - 69.56

Section 69.52
General information on the State Tax Adjustment Surcharge

Section 69.53
Zeroing of State Tax Adjustment Surcharge

Section 69.55

Inclusion of State Taxes in Base Rates

Section 69.56
Time for Compliance

Rules and Regulations

Chapter 56
Standards and Billing Practices for Residential Utility Service

Chapter 65
Water Service

Chapter 67
Service Outages

Policy Statements

Chapter 69
General Orders, Policy Statements & Guidelines on Fixed Utilities
Fuel Procurement and Policy Procedures

Section 69.363
Treatment of PENNVEST Obligation

Section 69.701
Small Drinking Water System - Statement of Policy
Viability of Small Water Systems

Section 69.711
Small Nonviable Water & Wastewater Systems - Statement of Policy
Acquisition Incentives

811: PA One Call – Call Before You Dig
The website for Pennsylvania One Call System is designed for the public, excavators, designers and facility owners to find out what lines lay underground before the digging begins.

Pennsylvania Code Online – Gas Service (Pa. Code) 
Gas Service information included at this site is directly from the Pennsylvania Code, the Commonwealth's official publication of rules and regulations.

Federal Office of Pipeline Safety
Administers the Department of Transportation's national regulatory program to assure the safe transportation of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials by pipeline.

National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives
Announces current events related to the field of pipeline safety.

Natural Gas Companies
Link to the natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The NTSB is an independent federal agency that investigates pipeline accidents, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents. 

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)
PPA has the responsibility for the regulation and enforcement of taxi cabs and limousines operating in Philadelphia . The PPA website lists the regulations for the city of Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA)
PMTA works with lawmakers, state and federal regulatory agencies and enforcement officials to make the trucking industry better. The PMTA website lists programs and services that they have developed to help their members.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot)
The website lists driver and vehicle services, traveler information, how to do business with PennDot and much more.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA)
The purpose of FMCSA is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. FMCSA activities contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through programs and regulations that are listed on the website.

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (Hazmat)
Hazmat is part of the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, and is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
CVSA is a non-profit organization of federal, state, and provincial government agencies and representatives from private industry in the United States , Canada and Mexico dedicated to improving commercial vehicle safety. 

DOT Auto Safety Hotline - U.S. Department of Transportation
The Hotline is the agency's "Single Point of Contact" providing callers with motor vehicle safety information, Child Safety Seat material, and air bag information. The Hotline remains the agency's single most important resource for gathering information about vehicle safety defects.

Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates 
The state trade association for the professional moving and storage industry. All members are licensed to perform intrastate moves in Pennsylvania & most are licensed to perform interstate moves. 

eMoving & Storage 
A website that gives moving and storage tips. The site also gives state-by-state moving regulations.

Pennsylvania Code Online – Carriers of Property or Passengers (Pa. Code)
Information included at this site is directly from the Pennsylvania Code, the Commonwealth's official publication of rules and regulations.

American Association of State Highway &Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Federal Highway Administration

Highway & Rail Safety Newsletter

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Surface Transportation Board

Traffic World

Transportation Research Board

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