Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section IV


Strength Requirements for All Classes of Lines

44.2 Additional Construction
Any entity planning the addition of facilities that materially increases loads on a structure shall perform a loading calculation to ensure that the addition of the facilities will not reduce the safety factors below the values specified by Rule 44.3. Such loading calculations shall be based on existing condition and proposed configuration, information provided under Rule 44.4, conservative values of relevant parameters, industry recognized values of relevant parameters, or any combination thereof. For wood structures more than 15 years old, the loading calculation shall incorporate the results of intrusive inspections performed within the previous five years. Such entity shall maintain these loading calculations for the service life of the pole or other structure for which a loading calculation was made and shall provide such information to authorized joint use occupants and the Commission upon request.
Note: For the purpose of Rule 44.2, a material increase in load is an addition that increases the load on a structure by more than five percent per installation, or ten percent over a 12-month span, of the electric utilityís or Communication Infrastructure Providerís current load.


Note:     Added August 20, 2009  by Decision No. 09-08-029 and revised January 12, 2012 by Decision No. 12-01-032 and February 5, 2014 by Decision No. 14-02-015.