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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 9. AVIATION [21001 - 24451]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )


  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 2071. )

CHAPTER 3.7. Wire Strike Education and Prevention [21504 - 21507]
  ( Chapter 3.7 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1009, Sec. 1. )


(a) The Division of Aeronautics, in cooperation with the aviation industry and the electric utility industry and in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration, shall coordinate and disseminate information provided by the working group to pilots to increase awareness of wire hazards and to communicate techniques for identifying and avoiding wires.

(b) For purposes of coordinating and disseminating the information provided to the division by the working group pursuant to subdivision (a), every electrical corporation and publicly owned electrical utility in this state which serves 250,000 or more customers shall pay a one-time fee in a sufficient amount so that the total of all fees collected does not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). The fee shall be in the proportion that each utility’s total miles of transmission line greater than 110 kilovolts bears to the total miles of transmission line greater than 110 kilovolts statewide.

(c) All fees collected pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be deposited in the Aeronautics Account in the State Transportation Fund to be continuously appropriated to the Department of Transportation for the purposes set forth in subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1009, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)