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38.5.3350    CONSTRUCTION

(1) In determining standard engineering and construction practice, the commission will be guided by provisions of the American National Standards Institute, the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, the Exchange Carriers Standards Association, the Rural Electrification Administration, and such other codes and standards as are generally accepted by the industry, except as modified by this commission or by municipal regulations within their jurisdiction. The telecommunications plant shall be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated in accordance with these standards, and in such manner to best accommodate the public, and to prevent interference with and from service furnished by other public utilities insofar as practical. The carrier shall design and construct the telecommunications facilities to reduce or prevent electromagnetic interference from AC power systems. The carrier shall engage in prior coordination with power utilities in the area before placing new plant or making major changes in existing plant likely to be impacted by the power utility's facilities. Such coordination shall be governed by the latest issue of ANSI/IEEE 776 Guide for Inductive Coordination of Electric Supply and Communications Lines.

History: 69-3-103, MCA; IMP, 69-3-102, 69-3-201, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 1515, Eff. 9/29/89; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2967, Eff. 12/8/06.

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