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WVC 24 B- 5 - 1 §24B-5-1. Employees.
The commission shall appoint a director of the pipeline safety section of the public service commission and such employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, and shall fix their respective salaries or compensation. The commission may designate such employees as it deems necessary to take evidence at any hearing held or required by the provisions of this chapter, which employees are hereby empowered to administer oaths in all parts of this state so far as the exercise of such power is properly incidental to the performance of their duties in connection with the provisions of this chapter.

WVC 24 B- 5 - 2 §24B-5-2. Compensation to commissioners.
Each member of the commission shall receive a salary in the amount set forth in section three, article one, chapter twenty- four of this code as compensation for the administration of this chapter in addition to all other salary or compensation otherwise provided for by law, to be paid in monthly installments from the public service commission pipeline safety fund.

WVC 24 B- 5 - 3 §24B-5-3. Funding; property and revenue license fees.

     (a) Every pipeline company shall pay a special license fee in addition to those now required by law. The amount of such fees shall be fixed by the Public Service Commission and levied by it upon each of such pipeline companies according to the number of three-inch equivalent pipeline miles included in its pipeline facilities and shall be apportioned among such pipeline companies upon the basis of the pipeline companies' reports submitted to the commission in such form as the commission may prescribe, so as to produce a revenue of not more than $385,000 per annum, which fees shall be paid on or before July 1 in each year.

     (b) Such sums collected under subsection (a) of this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and kept as a special fund, designated the Public Service Commission Pipeline Safety Fund, to be appropriated as provided by law for the purpose of paying the salaries, compensation, costs and expenses of its employees to the extent of the employees' direct involvement in the enforcement of the provisions of this article. Any balance in said fund at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the Treasury, but shall remain in said fund and may be appropriated as provided in this subsection. All funds which heretofore were in the Public Service Commission Gas Pipeline Safety Fund shall be transferred to the Public Service Commission Pipeline Safety Fund.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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