40. Responsibility for Franchise Fees

40.1  Each Customer shall be responsible for its portion of any Franchise Fees or other imposed fees levied on and paid by the PUD as determined by the Board. The PUD shall determine the level and amount of contribution to the payment of Franchise Fees that each Customer shall provide.

40.2  This amount shall be either included in the PUD’s base rate and/or itemized on the Customer’s bill as determined by the PUD.