Purpose, Scope, and Applicability
(1) The purpose of these rules is to set forth the requirements governing renewable natural gas programs for large natural gas utilities and for small natural gas utilities.(2) These rules apply to purchases of renewable natural gas and to qualifying investments in renewable natural gas infrastructure by large and small natural gas utilities, as defined herein.(3) Nothing in these rules prohibits or limits the ability of a natural gas utility to file a rate schedule under which a retail natural gas customer may elect to pay a special rate for a quantity of renewable natural gas equivalent to all or a portion of that customer’s natural gas usage, consistent with the filing requirements under ORS 757.205 (Filing schedules with commission), ORS 757.210 (Hearing to establish new schedules), ORS 757.220 (Notice of schedule changes required), OAR Chapter 860, Division 22 and any other applicable requirements specified by the Commission in rule or order. (4) Upon request or its own motion, the Commission may waive any of the Division 150 rules for good cause shown. A request for waiver must be made in writing, unless otherwise allowed by the Commission.