(a) When notified pursuant to K.S.A. 66-2102, and amendments thereto, an existing gas service utility shall have 30 days to develop
plans and propose an offer to the potential rural gas user for providing rural gas
service. The proposed plan shall include plans for installing facilities, price of natural
gas and projected completion date.
(b) Failure of the existing gas service utility to propose an offer or complete the
project by the projected completion date pursuant to subsection (a), unless otherwise
agreed to by the rural gas user and the existing gas service utility, shall cause
the existing gas service utility to waive such utility's exclusive right to serve
the rural user.
(c) If the potential rural gas user does not accept the offer presented by the existing
gas service utility, the existing gas service utility shall release the rural gas
user from the certificated area or may request from the state corporation commission
a determination to approve the utility's plan or allow the rural gas user to use a
different public utility or gas provider to provide rural gas service.
(d) Upon request for determination described in subsection (c) and upon receipt of
the proposed plans from the existing gas service utility and from the rural gas user
or their provider, the state corporation commission shall have 30 days to complete
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