In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html(link is external) and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.D. 20250-9410;
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
As a residential customer of a regulated public utility in Kentucky, you are guaranteed the following rights subject to Kentucky Revised Statutes and the provisions of the Kentucky Public Service Commission Administrative Regulations.
• You have the right to service, provided you (or a member of your household whose debt was accumulated at your address) are not indebted to the utility.
• You have the right to inspect and review the utility’s rates and tariffed operating procedures during the utility’s normal office hours.
• You have the right to be present at any routine utility inspection of your service conditions.
• You must be provided a separate, distinct disconnect notice alerting you to a possible disconnection of your service if payment is not received.
• You have the right to dispute the reasons for any announced termination of your service.
• You have the right to negotiate a partial payment plan when your service is threatened by disconnection for non‐payment.
• You have the right to participate in equal, budget payment plans for your natural gas and electric service.
• You have the right to maintain your utility service for up to thirty (30) days upon presentation of a medical certificate issued by a health official.
• You have the right to prompt twenty‐four (24) hour restoration of service or close of the next business day, whichever is later, and shall install and connect new service within seventy‐two (72) hours, or close of the next business day, whichever is later, if the cause for refusal or discontinuance of service has been corrected and the utility’s tariffed rules and 807 KAR Chapter have been met.
• If you have not been disconnected, you have the right to maintain your natural gas and electric service for up to thirty (30) days if you present a Certificate of Need issued by Community Action Kentucky between November and the end of March.
• If you have been disconnected due to nonpayment, you have the right to have your natural gas or electric service reconnected between the months of November through March provided you:
1. Present a Certificate of Need issued by Community Action Kentucky and
2. Pay one third (1/3) of your outstanding bill ($200 maximum), and
3. Accept referral to the Weatherization Program, and 4. Agree to a repayment schedule that will cause your bill to become current by October 15.
• You have the right to contact the Public Service commission regarding any dispute that you have been unable to resolve with your utility (Call Toll Free 1‐800‐772‐4636).
The Customer Bill of Rights is referenced in 807 KAR 5:006 Section 14 (1) (c) 1.