14.8.405 INFORMATION REQUIRED OF DISTRIBUTOR
(1) If a distributor experiences an event that the distributor believes may cause or is causing an energy supply shortage or other condition that may result in a supply alert or emergency as defined in 90-4-302, MCA, or if the Governor believes such an event has occurred and notifies the distributor, the distributor shall, within 24 hours after the event occurs or the Governor gives notification, report the event to the department's duty officer at (406) 431-0014, and send the following information concerning the event to the department at DEQEnergyEmergency@mt.gov;
(a) a current status report including geographic area of impact;
(b) estimated effect on energy customers and on health/human safety;
(c) effect of the incident on infrastructure, including other energy sectors, transportation, food distribution, and emergency services;
(d) expected duration;
(e) recommended actions the public or industry can take to reduce or adjust consumption;
(f) the distributor's contact information;
(g) any other information the distributor thinks might be helpful in a supply alert or emergency; and
(h) any other information requested by the department that the department determines is necessary to address the supply alert or emergency.
(2) During a supply alert or emergency each distributor named in the declaration of the supply alert or emergency shall submit via e-mail to DEQ at DEQEnergyEmergency@mt.gov at a frequency determined by the department or by another method if requested by the department, a report that contains the information in (1).
(3) Pursuant to 90-4-305(5), MCA, nothing in this rule requires a distributor to provide confidential information, trade secrets, or other facts of a proprietary nature.
(4) The department shall inform the public about each supply alert or emergency and actions being taken to address it and actions that the public is requested or required to take.
History: 90-4-316, MCA; IMP, 90-4-305, 90-4-308, 90-4-309, 90-4-310, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 1322, Eff. 7/25/20.