(220 ILCS 5/5-111)
Natural gas performance reporting.
(a) The General Assembly recognizes that for well over a century Illinois residents and businesses have relied on the natural gas utility system. The General Assembly finds that in order for a natural gas utility to provide safe, reliable, and affordable service to the State's current and future utility customers, a utility must refurbish, rebuild, modernize, and expand its infrastructure and adequately train its workforce on appropriate operations procedures and policies designed to effectively maintain its infrastructure.
(b) A natural gas public utility shall report annually to the Commission the following information, compiled on a calendar-year basis, beginning with the first report on April 1, 2014:
(1) the number of emergency calls with response
times exceeding both 30 minutes and 60 minutes and the number of emergency calls in which the utility stopped the flow of natural gas on the system or appropriately vented natural gas in a time exceeding both 60 minutes and 90 minutes;
(2) the number of incidents of damage per thousand
gas facility locate requests to the utility's pipeline facilities resulting from utility error and the number of incidents of damage per thousand gas facility locate requests to the utility's pipeline facilities resulting from the fault of third parties;
(3) the number of scheduled cathodic protection
readings below -0.850 volts;
(4) the number of service lines that were inactive
for over 3 years and not disconnected from a source of supply;
(5) the number of difficult to locate services
(6) the number of remotely-readable cathodic
(7) the miles of main and numbers of services
replaced that were constructed of cast iron, wrought iron, ductile iron, unprotected coated steel, unprotected bare steel, mechanically coupled steel, copper, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB) plastic, pre-1973 DuPont Aldyl "A" polyethylene, PVC, or other types of materials identified by a State or federal governmental agency as being prone to leakage;
(8) the number of miles of transmission facilities
on which maximum allowable operating pressures have been established;
(9) the number of miles of transmission facilities
equipped with remotely controlled shut-off valve capability; and
(10) the value in dollars of contracts in force
with minority-owned, female-owned, and qualified service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.
(c) Reports required under this Section shall be submitted to the Commission by April 1 of each year. Reports shall be verified in the same manner as Form 21 ILCC and contain the information specified in subsection (b) of this Section for the preceding calendar year. The reports shall further identify the number of jobs attributable to each of the reporting requirements in (b)(1) through (b)(10) of this Section. Following the submission of a utility's initial report, subsequent reports by the utility shall state year-over-year changes in the information being reported. The Commission shall post the reports on the public portion of its web site.
(d) A natural gas utility shall submit an annual plan specifying its goals for each of the items identified in subsection (b) of this Section, and such utility is expected to show reasonable and continuing progress in improving its performance under the criteria identified in subsection (b) of this Section. If the Commission finds, after notice and hearing, that a utility has failed to show progressive improvement in its performance under those criteria, the Commission may require the natural gas utility to submit a remediation plan for the criteria identified in subsection (b) of this Section designed to improve the utility's performance.
(e) The Commission may adopt rules to implement the requirements of this Section.
(f) This Section does not apply to a gas utility that on January 1, 2013 provided gas service to fewer than 100,000 customers in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 98-57, eff. 7-5-13.)