Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 55
PROPERTY IN GENERAL
CHAPTER 24
ACTIVITIES IN PROXIMITY TO HIGH VOLTAGE OVERHEAD LINES
55-2401.  Definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1)  "Authorized person" means:
(a)  An employee of a public utility, or a contractor or subcontractor or employee of a contractor or subcontractor of a public utility, which produces, transmits or delivers electricity, while the employee is working within the scope of his employment with or for the public utility;
(b)  An employee of a public utility which provides and whose work relates to communication services or an employee of a state, county or municipal agency which has authorized circuit construction on or near the poles or structures of a public utility, while the employee is working within the scope of his employment;
(c)  An employee of an industrial plant whose work relates to the electrical system of the industrial plant, while the employee is working within the scope of his employment;
(d)  An employee of a cable television or communication services company or an employee of a contractor of a cable television or communication services company, if specifically authorized by the owner of the poles to make cable television or communication services attachments, while the employee is working within the scope of his employment; or
(e)  An employee or agent of a state, county or municipal agency which has or whose work relates to overhead electrical lines or circuit construction or conductors on poles or structures of any type, while the employee is working within the scope of his employment.
(2)  "Contractor" means any person, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other business entity doing business in the state of Idaho which contracts, subcontracts or otherwise agrees or undertakes to perform any function or activity upon any land, building, highway, waterway or other premises.
(3)  "High voltage" means voltage in excess of six hundred (600) volts measured between conductors or between a conductor and the ground.
(4)  "Overhead line" means all electrical conductors installed above ground.
(5)  "Person" means any individual or business entity of any kind.
(6)  "Public utility" means any publicly, cooperatively or privately owned utility which owns or operates a high voltage overhead line.

History:
[55-2401, added 1992, ch. 177, sec. 1, p. 559; am. 2000, ch. 319, sec. 1, p. 1076.]


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