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Standing Committees & Scopes of Operation

EAP’s Standing Committees, comprised of Member employees, are established by the Board of Directors to advance EAP’s strategic goals and priorities and enhance utility operations.

Accident Prevention Committee (Electric & Gas)

Identify and promote best practices as related to accident prevention, including safe working methods, resuscitation and fire protection.  Maintain liaison with U.S. officials administering the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Administer annual safety award program.

Consumer Services Committee (Electric & Gas)

Monitor, study, identify and exchange best practices related to all aspects of current and emerging utility consumer services and collections activities provided by member companies including, but not limited to, initiatives involving residential, commercial & industrial customer billing standards and regulations; landlord tenant regulations; PUC complaint processes; CAP programs; Universal Service Programs; LIURP and weatherization; and, LIHEAP.  Maintain liaison with state governmental agencies and advisory boards with responsibilities for advising, administering and/or overseeing utility customer programs. 

Electric Legislative Committee (Electric)

Advise the Electric Association Board on relevant political, economic and social issues of concern to the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, its electric utility member companies and their customers.  Study, discuss, recommend and, with Electric Association Board guidance, implement appropriate action in the area of governmental affairs.

Electric Regulatory Committee (Electric)

Address electric state regulatory issues and the coordination of company activities on generic issues.  Coordinate, with appropriate industry approval, the development of comments on issues related to laws, regulations, policy statements, regulatory actions and practices.

Electrical Equipment & Protection Committee (Electric) 

Consider the design, development, application, characteristics, operation, maintenance, and testing of primary protection and control equipment for generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy.

Electric Transmission & Distribution Committee (Electric)

Identify and implement industry best practices related to the design, characteristics, disposition, use or operation and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission & distribution lines and associated equipment.

Environmental Committee (Electric & Gas)

Study and evaluate state and selected local environmental legislation and rulemaking, with review of federal environmental legislation as necessary and as directed by industry boards.  Advise management, other committees, and member companies of such effect and concerns.  Communicate with government agencies on the effects of environmental policies and regulation on member companies.  Develop positions and proposals for action to serve the needs of the Association and its members.  Attempt to insure consistent and equitable administration of environmental regulation of electric and gas utilities.

Gas Public Affairs Committee (Gas)

Advise the Gas Association Board on relevant political, economic and social issues of concern to the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, its natural gas utility member companies and their customers.  Study, discuss, recommend and, with Gas Association Board guidance, implement appropriate action in the area of governmental affairs.

Gas Regulatory Matters Committee (Gas)

Advise the Gas Association Board and other committees on the PA PUC, FERC and other municipal, state and federal agencies in all matters related to laws, rules and regulations, principles and practices pertaining to the natural gas industry in PA; and, with guidance from the Board, take action in regulatory areas as appropriate.

Gas Transmission & Distribution Committee (Gas)

Consider matters relating to design, construction, operation and maintenance of gas transmission and distribution facilities, including state and federal standards and regulations.  Maintain liaison with state government agencies for the consideration of problems of mutual concern.  Disseminate information for the instruction of gas industry personnel.