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Erik Jacobson
Director
Regulatory Relations

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
77 Beale St., Mail Code B13U
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, CA 94177
Fax: 415-973-3582

April 12, 2018

Advice 3966-G
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 G)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Clean-Up of Gas Rule 1

Purpose
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hereby submits for submittal revisions to
Gas Rule 1 - Definitions. The affected tariff sheets are listed on the enclosed
Attachment 1.
Background
The purpose of this advice letter is to consolidate language in Gas Rule 1 that was
approved in multiple advice letters.
On October 5, 2017, PG&E submitted advice letter 3891-G/5154-E to modify Electric
and Gas Rule 9 and to expand the definition of “Mailed” in Electric and Gas Rule 1 to
include electronic means of communications. On December 14, 2017, the Commission
issued a Disposition Letter approving 3891-G/5154-E with an effective date of
November 4, 2017.1
On December 11, 2017, PG&E submitted advice letter 3914-G-A/5186-E-A to revise
PG&E’s gas and electric tariffs to implement its Consumer Protection Plan (Plan) for
customers impacted by the October 2017 Northern California Wildfires. This advice
letter revised PG&E’s Gas and Electric Rules 1, 6, 11 and 19.1 and Electric Rule 12 to
incorporate consumer protection measures until December 31, 2018. On December
27, 2018, the Commission issued a Disposition Letter approving advice letter 3914-GA/5186-E-A with an effective date of December 22, 2017.2

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https://www.pge.com/tariffs/assets/pdf/adviceletter/GAS_3891-G.pdf
https://www.pge.com/tariffs/assets/pdf/adviceletter/GAS_3914-G-A.pdf





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Advice 3966-G -2- April 12, 2018 This advice letter does not propose any new modifications to Gas Rule 1. PG&E is merely consolidating tariff language that has already been filed with and approved by the Commission. The submittal would not increase any current rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any rate schedule or rule. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by letter sent via U.S. mail, facsimile or E-mail, no later than May 2, 2018, which is 20 days after the date of this submittal. Protests must be submitted to: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address shown above. The protest shall also be sent to PG&E either via E-mail or U.S. mail (and by facsimile, if possible) at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson Pacific Gas and Electric Company 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com Any person (including individuals, groups, or organizations) may protest or respond to an advice letter (General Order 96-B, Section 7.4). The protest shall contain the following information: specification of the advice letter protested; grounds for the protest; supporting factual information or legal argument; name, telephone number, postal address, and (where appropriate) e-mail address of the protestant; and statement that the protest was sent to the utility no later than the day on which the
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Advice 3966-G -3- April 12, 2018 protest was submitted to the reviewing Industry Division (General Order 96-B, Section 3.11). Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 1 advice submittal become effective on December 22, 2017. Notice In accordance with General Order 96-B, Section IV, a copy of this advice letter is being sent electronically and via U.S. mail to parties shown on the attached list. Address changes to the General Order 96-B service list should be directed to PG&E at email address PGETariffs@pge.com. For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. Send all electronic approvals to PGETariffs@pge.com. Advice letter submittals can also be accessed electronically at: http://www.pge.com/tariffs/. /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations Attachments
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CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ADVICE LETTER SUBMITTAL SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (ID U39 G) Utility type: Contact Person: Annie Ho  ELC  GAS  PLC  HEAT Phone #: (415) 973-8794  WATER E-mail: AMHP@pge.com and PGETariffs@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline GAS = Gas HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted/ Received Stamp by CPUC) WATER = Water Advice Letter (AL) #: 3966-G Subject of AL: Clean-Up of Gas Rule 1 Tier: 1 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Rules AL submittal type:  Monthly  Quarterly  Annual  One-Time  Other _____________________________ If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: N/A Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: No Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: ____________________ Is AL requesting confidential treatment? If so, what information is the utility seeking confidential treatment for: No Confidential information will be made available to those who have executed a nondisclosure agreement: N/A Name(s) and contact information of the person(s) who will provide the nondisclosure agreement and access to the confidential information: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Resolution Required? Yes No Requested effective date: December 22, 2017 N No. of tariff sheets: 3 Estimated system annual revenue effect (%): N/A Estimated system average rate effect (%): N/A When rates are affected by AL, include attachment in AL showing average rate effects on customer classes (residential, small commercial, large C/I, agricultural, lighting). Tariff schedules affected: Gas Rule 1 Service affected and changes proposed: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: N/A Protests, dispositions, and all other correspondence regarding this AL are due no later than 20 days after the date of this submittal, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, and shall be sent to: California Public Utilities Commission Energy Division EDTariffUnit 505 Van Ness Ave., 4th Flr. San Francisco, CA 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Pacific Gas and Electric Company Attn: Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, CA 94177 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com
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Attachment 1 Advice 3966-G Cal P.U.C. Sheet No. Title of Sheet Cancelling Cal P.U.C. Sheet No. 34165-G GAS RULE NO. 1 DEFINITIONS Sheet 9 33881-G 34166-G GAS TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 1 34163-G 34167-G GAS TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 6 34057-G Page 1 of 1
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Cancelling U 39 Revised Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 34165-G 33881-G San Francisco, California GAS RULE NO. 1 DEFINITIONS Sheet 9 INDIVIDUAL METERING: Where PG&E installs a separate service and meter for each individual residence, apartment dwelling unit, mobilehome space, store, office, etc. INDUSTRIAL USE: Services to Customers engaged primarily in a process which creates or changes raw unfinished materials into another form or product. Industrial use is further defined as uses in the categories falling under Division B, Mining, Division C, Construction, and Division D, Manufacturing in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION: Transportation of natural gas on a pipeline system under the regulation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. INTRASTATE TRANSPORTATION: Transportation of natural gas on the PG&E system. LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG): A gas containing certain specific hydrocarbons (such as butane or propane) which are gaseous under ambient atmospheric conditions, which can be liquefied under moderate pressure at normal temperatures. LOCAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM: The term Local Transmission System includes the pipeline used to accept gas from the Backbone Transmission System, and transport it to the Distribution System. For PG&E, the Local Transmission System consists of all numbered (i.e., named) pipelines that are not considered part of the Backbone Transmission System, and Distribution Feeder Mains (DFMs), with a maximum operating pressure of greater than 60 (sixty) pounds per square inch. MAILED: A communication sent by electronic means or enclosed in a sealed envelope, properly addressed and deposited in any U.S. Post Office box, postage prepaid. (N) (N) MAIN EXTENSION: The length of main and related facilities required to move gas from the existing facilities to the point of connection with the service piping. (Continued) Advice Decision 3966-G Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Date Filed Effective Resolution April 12, 2018 December 22, 2017
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Cancelling U 39 Revised Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 34166-G 34163-G San Francisco, California GAS TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 1 CAL P.U.C. SHEET NO. TITLE OF SHEET Title Page ........................................................................................................................................... 34166-G Rate Schedules ....................................................................................................................... 34164,34155-G Preliminary Statements............................................................................................................ 34156,33775-G Preliminary Statements, Rules ........................................................................................................... 33167-G Rules, Maps, Contracts and Deviations .............................................................................................. 33776-G Sample Forms ............................................................................. 31943,32986,32987,32886,34015,32888-G (T) (T) (Continued) Advice Decision 3966-G Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Date Filed Effective Resolution April 12, 2018 December 22, 2017
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Cancelling U 39 Revised Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. San Francisco, California GAS TABLE OF CONTENTS PART 34167-G 34057-G Sheet 6 CAL P.U.C. SHEET NO. TITLE OF SHEET Preliminary Statements Part DO Part DP Part DQ Part DR Part DS Part DT Part DU Part DZ Part EA Part EB Part ED RULE Hydrostatic Pipeline Testing Memorandum Account ......................................................... 32805-G Transmission Integrity Management Program Memorandum Account .............................. 33476-G Engineering Critical Assessment Balancing Account (ECABA) ......................................... 32809-G Hydrostatic Station Testing Memorandum Account (HSTMA) ........................................... 33656-G Work Required by Others Balancing Account (WROBA)................................................... 33477-G Critical Document Program Memorandum Account (CDPMA) .......................................... 32812-G Z-Factor Memorandum Account (ZFMA-G) ............................................................ 33478,33479-G New Environmental Regulations Balancing Account (NERBA) ......................................... 33598-G Natural Gas Leak Abatement Program Balancing Account (NGLAPBA) ............................ 33599-G Natural Gas Leak Abatement Program Memorandum Account (NGLAPMA) .................... 33600-G Dairy Biomethane Solicitation Memorandum Account (DBSMA) ...................................... 33962-G TITLE OF SHEET Rules Rule 01 Rule 02 Rule 03 Rule 04 Rule 05 Rule 06 Rule 07 Rule 08 Rule 09 Rule 10 Rule 11 Rule 12 Rule 13 Rule 14 Rule 15 Rule 16 Rule 17 Rule 17.1 Rule 17.2 Rule 18 Rule 19 Definitions ................................................. 31083,34051,34052,34053,31561,31562,24120,34054, ................................................ 34165,29263, 29264,29265,29673,29267,29268,29269,29270-G Description of Service .................................................. 34055,23063,23064,23065,23066,32405-G Application for Service ............................................................................................ 27248,27249-G Contracts ........................................................................................................................... 17051-G Special Information Required on Forms ...................................................... 30088,32872,32873-G Establishment and Reestablishment of Credit ............................................. 22126,30687,31329-G Deposits .................................................................................................................. 31330,33658-G Notices ....................................................................................31924,17580,31925,30689,31926-G Rendering and Payment of Bills .................................................31914,24129,31381,33305,33507, ....................................................................................................... 27345,31167,33306,32307-G Disputed Bills .............................................................................................. 18214,18215, 18216-G Discontinuance and Restoration of Service .................... 31699,31929,18219,18220,27251,31930, ............................................................ 18223,18224,18225,18226,18227,27252,33506,19710-G Rates and Optional Rates ............................................18229,27253,24132,21981,21982,24474-G Temporary Service ............................................................................................................ 22832-G Capacity Allocation and Constraint of Natural Gas Service ................. 18231,18232,18233,18234, ......................................... 18235,30690,30691,30692,30693,30694,30695,30696,30697,30698, ...................................... 28283,30699,30700,30701,30702,29787,28289,28290,30703,28292-G Gas Main Extensions .....................21543,18802-18803,32408,20350,29271,31168,26827,21544, ............................................................ 21545,22376,22377,22378,22379,26828,26829,18814-G Gas Service Extensions ................. 21546,18816,17728,17161,18817,18818,18819,18820,18821, ....................................................................... 18822,29273,18824,18825,17737,18826,18827-G Meter Tests and Adjustment of Bills for Meter Error ..................14450,28656,28764,28770,28771, .................................................................................................................. 28772,28773,28774-G Adjustment of Bills for Billing Error ............................................................... 22936,28657,29274-G Adjustment of Bills for Unauthorized Use .................................................... 22937,14460,14461-G Supply to Separate Premises and Submetering of Gas ............................... 22790,17796,13401-G Medical Baseline Quantities......................................................................... 21119,31932,21121-G (T) (Continued) Advice Decision 3966-G Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Date Filed Effective Resolution April 12, 2018 December 22, 2017
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Filing List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company Alcantar & Kahl LLP Anderson & Poole Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. Braun Blaising Smith Wynne P.C. CalCom Solar California Cotton Ginners & Growers Assn California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission California State Association of Counties Calpine Casner, Steve Cenergy Power Center for Biological Diversity City of Palo Alto City of San Jose Clean Power Research Coast Economic Consulting Commercial Energy County of Tehama - Department of Public Works Crossborder Energy Crown Road Energy, LLC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Day Carter Murphy Dept of General Services Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Douglass & Liddell Downey & Brand Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Evaluation + Strategy for Social Innovation GenOn Energy, Inc. Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Schlotz & Ritchie Green Charge Networks Green Power Institute Hanna & Morton ICF International Power Technology Intestate Gas Services, Inc. Kelly Group Ken Bohn Consulting Keyes & Fox LLP Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Linde Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power MRW & Associates Manatt Phelps Phillips Marin Energy Authority McKenzie & Associates Modesto Irrigation District Morgan Stanley NLine Energy, Inc. NRG Solar Office of Ratepayer Advocates OnGrid Solar Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pioneer Community Energy Praxair Regulatory & Cogeneration Service, Inc. SCD Energy Solutions SCE SDG&E and SoCalGas SPURR San Francisco Water Power and Sewer Seattle City Light Sempra Utilities Southern California Edison Company Southern California Gas Company Spark Energy Sun Light & Power Sunshine Design Tecogen, Inc. TerraVerde Renewable Partners Tiger Natural Gas, Inc. TransCanada Troutman Sanders LLP Utility Cost Management Utility Power Solutions Utility Specialists Verizon Water and Energy Consulting Wellhead Electric Company Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) Yep Energy
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