39. Government Imposed Fees
39.1 When any governmental jurisdiction, such as but not limited to a City, County, or State, imposes a requirement on the PUD that creates substantially increased costs, the PUD may charge a monthly fee to Customers within that jurisdiction in order to recover the costs in a reasonable length of time.
39.2 The amount of any and all revenue, kilowatt-hour, or other form of tax or fee imposed by any governmental authority upon the PUD or upon its property, revenue, or income may be apportioned by the Board to the Customers in which such tax or fee may be effective and among the various classes of service furnished therein. Such amounts shall constitute an additional charge to the power billings under any Rate Schedule or Special Contract. All such apportionments will be charged only when in conformance with existing applicable laws.