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PDFWAC 480-70-336

Tariffs, free and reduced rates.

(1) A company wishing to provide service at free and reduced rates under the provisions of RCW 81.28.080, must first publish those rates in its filed tariff.
(2) A company may publish free and reduced rates for collection services provided:
(a) To the United States, state, county, and municipal governments or municipal corporations;
(b) For charitable purposes; or
(c) To specific customer classes, as approved by the commission.
(3) If a company chooses to provide service at free or reduced rates, the company must publish in its tariff:
(a) The name of the customer or a detailed description of a customer class;
(b) The service provided; and
(c) The applicable rate(s), amount of reduction (such as, twenty percent), or if free, "$0.00" or "no charge."
(4) The company's owners or stockholders are responsible for the revenue not collected by providing service at free or reduced rates. Ratepayers will not subsidize the revenue a company donates by providing service at free and reduced rates.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 81.04.160, 81.77.030 and 80.01.040. WSR 01-08-012 (Docket No. TG-990161, General Order No. R-479), ยง 480-70-336, filed 3/23/01, effective 4/23/01.]
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