(1) A public utility customer who does not file an emergency conservation
plan by the due date or any such customer whose plan is not sufficient on the
due date, or one that is not meeting conservation goals will face a gas energy
waste service curtailment equivalent to ten (10) percent of the total natural
gas delivered to that customer during the month, twelve months prior to the
month, in which the violation occurred for each month its energy plan or
compliance therewith is insufficient. The curtailments shall be monthly and
shall begin the month after the findings of insufficiency.
(2) Each month after a finding
of insufficiency, the utility serving a customer with an insufficient plan
shall curtail the gas supplied to that customer according to the procedure
expressed above. The waste curtailment will be assessed only after a hearing,
conducted under the Montana Administrative Procedure Act contested case
provisions, to determine what efforts have been made toward constructing or
complying with an acceptable plan.
(3) If it is found that the utility is not assisting the customer in a
sufficient good-faith manner to comply with this order, the utility will be
issued an order to show cause why it is not complying with this order.