37. Vegetation Management

37.1  The PUD has a legal obligation concerning tree removal, tree trimming, and right-of way maintenance on all existing primary and secondary electrical facilities to maintain such facilities in accordance with the NESC, and the Rules and Regulations of the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

37.2  PUD Employees may enter the Customer’s property at reasonable times in order to undertake needed vegetation management work. The Customer agrees not to interfere with such activity. Vegetation management is essential for Employee and public safety, and the continuity of Electric Service to Customers. In the event that the Customer interferes with vegetation management activity, the PUD may disconnect Electric Service under the provision of Section 17.