§ 39-2.1-3. Obligations of residential property owners.
(a) The owner(s) of any residential property within the interior of which a gas regulator or gas meter is located shall grant reasonable access to the public utility responsible for the maintenance of the regulator or meter in order to perform safety activities as required by law not less than every thirty-six (36) months. Any owner which denies the public utility access to the gas regulator or gas meter shall be subject to termination of service, and the public utility is hereby authorized to relocate the gas regulator or gas meter to the exterior of the property in accordance with the provisions of § 39-2.1-1.
(b) The owner(s) of property with interior gas regulators or gas meters shall be required to sign a consent form agreeing to the terms set forth in subsection (a).
(c) The owner(s) of residential property are hereby authorized to paint exterior gas regulators, but not the regulator vents, and gas meters in order to blend with color of the property, and may landscape in front of the regulator and/or meter in order to conceal the location thereof.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 110, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 184, § 1.)