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Title 25Chapter ISubchapter HPart 175 → Subpart C


Title 25: Indians
PART 175—ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES


Subpart C—Billing, Payments, and Collections


Contents
§175.300   How does BIA calculate my electric power bill?
§175.305   When is my bill due?
§175.310   How do I pay my bill?
§175.315   What will happen if I do not pay my bill?
§175.320   What will happen if my service is disconnected and my account remains delinquent?

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§175.300   How does BIA calculate my electric power bill?

(a) We calculate your electric power bill based on the:

(1) Current rate schedule for your type service; and

(2) Applicable service fees for your type service.

(b) If you have a metered service we must:

(1) Read your meter monthly;

(2) Calculate your bill based on your metered energy consumption; and

(3) Issue your bill monthly, unless otherwise provided in a Special Agreement.

(c) If we are unable to calculate your metered energy consumption, we must make a reasonable estimate based on one of the following reasons:

(1) Your meter has failed;

(2) Your meter has been tampered with; or

(3) Our utility personnel are unable to read your meter.

(d) If you have an unmetered service, we calculate your bill in accordance with your Special Agreement.

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§175.305   When is my bill due?

The due date is provided on your bill.

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§175.310   How do I pay my bill?

You may pay your bill by any of the following methods:

(a) In person at our utility office;

(b) Mail your payment to the address stated on your bill; or

(c) As further provided by the electric utility that serves you.

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§175.315   What will happen if I do not pay my bill?

(a) If you do not pay your bill prior to the close of business on the due date, your bill will be past due.

(b) If your bill is past due we may:

(1) Disconnect your service; and

(2) Not reconnect your service until your bill, including any applicable fees, is paid in full.

(c) Specific regulations regarding non-payment can be found in 25 CFR 143.5(c).

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§175.320   What will happen if my service is disconnected and my account remains delinquent?

(a) If your service has been disconnected and you still have an outstanding balance, we will assess you interest, penalties, and administrative costs in accordance with 31 CFR 901.9.

(b) We must forward your delinquent balance to the United States Treasury if it is not paid within 180 days after the original due date in accordance with 31 CFR 901.1.

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