EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 67TH REGULAR SESSION OF THE 6th SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD BATCH 2016-2019 OF THE CITY OF TABACO HELD AT THE SESSION HALL, LOCATED AT THE SECOND FLOOR TABACO CITY HALL BUILDING ON OCTOBER 30, 2017.
Hon. Luis Renir B. Burce Acting City Vice Mayor,
President Pro-Tempore & Member,
Hon. Sheina Marie C. Onrubia Floor Leader & Member, &
Hon. John Gio Ong-Bongao Assistant Floor Leader & Member,
Hon. Roderick P. Martirez Member,
Hon. Arnaldo B. Bragais Member,
Hon. Raul Roi B. Borejon Member,
Hon. Oscar R. Rocha Member,
Hon. Hector D. Rodriguez Member, &
Hon. Danilo C. Buenconsejo Member.
Hon. Julio C. Azada Chua, Jr. Member, &
Hon. Preciocisima B. Tanggo (Pres., LMB) Member.
Acting City Mayor:
Hon. Nestor T. San Pablo City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer.
Proponent: HON. RAUL ROI B. BOREJON
Co-Proponent: HON. JOHN GIO ONG-BONGAO
City Ordinance No. 030-2017
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF DISTRIBUTION LINES OF VARIOUS UTILITIES IN THE CITY OF TABACO.
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tabaco City in regular session assembled, that:
Article I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 1. Title. This ordinance shall be known as the “ANTI-DANGLING WIRE ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TABACO”.
Section 2. Scope. The provisions of this ordinance shall cover the construction, installation and maintenance of electrical poles and wires, cables for television and telephone pole and cables/wires within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Tabaco.
Section 3. Primary Responsibility. The Office of the Local Building official/Office of the City Engineer shall develop an Approved Pole Location Plan (APLP) which shall be the basis for the regulation of construction of distribution lines.
Section 4. The Approved Pole Location Plan (APLP) shall contain the following details:
- Exact location and/or relocation site of electric pole
- Pole type
- Allowed voltage of distribution lines
- Exact traverse point of conductors
- Other details as necessary for the effective implementation of this ordinance
Section 5. It shall be prohibited for all utilities to work on distribution lines without securing working permit/clearances from the Office of the City Engineer and Public Safety Office (PSO) of the City of Tabaco.
Section 6. Horizontal and vertical clearances of distribution lines shall be maintained at all times in accordance with Philippine Electric Code (PEC) I and II. All redundant poles shall be removed.
Section 7. Installation and/or delivery of transformer, generator and other large utility equipment’s shall be allowed only from ten o’ clock of the evening (10:00 P.M.) to five o’ clock in the morning (5:00 A.M.). Prior to installation and/or delivery of the above mentioned equipment, clearances from City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and PSO shall be obtained.
Section 8. Definition of Terms. As provided in this ordinance, the following words and phrases shall mean:
- Approved Pole Location Plan (APLP) – A detailed plan designed to regulate erection and maintenance of poles and distribution lines of various utility companies and private individual.
- CBD – Central Business District/Poblacion Area
- Electric Utility Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO), Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) or any other electric energy provider.
- NEA – National Electrification Administration
- Revised Philippine Electrical Code (PEC I and 2) – Updated edition of electrical code as formulated by the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) and approved by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as basis for regulation of all electrical installation in the Philippines.
- Sag – The difference in elevation between the highest point of support of the conductor and the lowest point of the conductor in the span.
- Service – The conductors and equipment for delivering energy from the electricity supply system to the wiring system of the premises served.
- Service Conductors – The supply conductors that extend form the street main or from transformers to the service equipment of the premises supplied.
- Service Entrance – The portion of electrical system from the service drop wire to the service equipment of the premises supplied.
- Service Drop – The overhead service conductors from the last pole or other aerial support to and including the splices, if any, connecting to the service entrance conductors at the building or other structure.
- Service Lateral – The underground service conductors between the street main, including any risers at a pole or other structure or from transformers, and the first point of connection to the service entrance conductors in a terminal box or meter or other enclosures with adequate space, inside or outside the building wall. Where there is no terminal box, meter or other enclosures with adequate space, the point of connection shall be considered to be the point of entrance of the service conductors into the building.
- Utilities – All public utilities operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Tabaco such as, but not limited to electric cooperative/company, telephone company, cable television and the like.
Article II. ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION LINES
Section 9. No building or structure shall be tapped to electric utility without prior approval from the Office of the Local Building Official.
Section 10. When single electrical characteristics is required by a newly constructed or renovated building only one service shall be allowed except where fire pumps, emergency legally required standby, or parallel power production where separate service is required. Additional entrance may be allowed if the capacity requirement is above two thousand amperes (2000 A) at a supply voltage of six hundred volt (600 V) or less and the total floor area of the building is ten thousand square meter (10,000 m2) and above or one lot dimension is one hundred meters (100 m) and above.
Section 11. All newly constructed or renovated commercial building shall allocate adequate space solely for electrical equipment installation and maintenance. The size of the area shall comply with the requirements of the Revised Philippine Electrical Code.
Section 12. Height and Other Requirements.
- The minimum height of service support in a building shall be five point eight meters (5.8 m) measured form the bottom of the bracket or pin insulators.
- Measured from the top the height of rain tight service head shall be five point nine meters (5.9 m).
- Height of streetlights shall be maintained at seven point five meters (7.5 m).
- All electric poles shall maintain ninety degrees (90 °)
- The height of electric poles in CBD or Poblacion Area shall be twelve meters (12m).
- Sag of electric conductors shall be maintained at point thirty meters (0.30m).
- All secondary drop wire shall be allowed to cross street in one predetermined location.
- All electrical installation shall be done in accordance with approved standards and superior workmanship.
- No electric pole shall be erected by the electric utility without prior approval from the Office of the Building Official/Office of the City Engineer.
Section 13. All existing generator distribution lines shall be deemed illegal electrical installations and shall be removed from the distribution system.
Section 14. It shall be prohibited at all times to install portable generator along established sidewalk and thoroughfares.
Section 15. There shall be a uniform type of streetlight at Poblacion Area of the City of Tabaco.
Article III. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Section 16. The following shall be observed by all telecommunications company operating within the City of Tabaco:
- No building shall be tapped to any telephone utility without prior approval from the local building official.
- All commercial establishments shall have central telephone terminal cabinet wherein the capacity of which shall be enough to supply the required telephone lines of the building.
- All major rehabilitation of telephone companies shall be removed.
- All idle drop wires of all telephone companies shall be removed.
- All telephone lines outside of a building shall be run in approved type conduit.
- All traversing telephone drop wire shall be allowed only in traversing points as indicated in the Approved Pole Location Plan (APLP).
- Traversing telephone line shall be allowed underground as long as it will be done through boring.
- All communications poles shall be removed and telephone lines thereat shall be transferred to electric cooperatives poles.
- No additional telephone poles shall be allowed in CBD or Poblacion Area.
- All telephone lines shall maintain clearances in accordance with PEC, NEA and electric cooperative standards.
- All telephone line shall maintain sag not more that point thirty (0.30) per span.
- All service drop conductor that run along with backbone lines shall be bundled with the latter.
- All telephone entrance shall be installed with a minimum height of four point eight meters (4.8 m) measured from the top of rain tight service head.
- Only one entrance per telephone provider shall be allowed for a building or structure. Provided, that no distribution line shall be installed within private lots without the written permission of the property owner.
Article IV. COMMUNITY CABLE TELEVISION (CCTV)
Section 17. The following shall be observed by all community cable television company operating within the City of Tabaco:
- All community cable television that supply cable outside of the building shall be installed in approved type of conduits.
- No additional pole shall be allowed for exclusive use of community cable television.
- All distribution cable of Community Cable Television(CCTV) shall maintain clearances in accordance with PEC 1 and 2, NEA and electric cooperative standards.
- All distribution cable of CCTV shall maintain allowable sag, which is not more than point thirty (0.30) per span.
- All CCTV entrance shall be installed with a minimum height of four point eight meters (4.8 m).
- Only one entrance per CCTV provider shall be allowed for a building or structure.
- All traversing CCTV drop wire shall be allowed in traversing points s indicated in the Approved Pole Location Plan (APLP).
Provided, that no distribution line shall be installed within private lots without the written permission by the concerned property owner.
Article V. TRANSITORY AND PENAL PROVISIONS
Section 18. All public utility companies operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Tabaco is hereby given a period of one (1) year to relocate their facilities and to comply with the requirements herein provided.
Section 19. Penal Provisions. The Manager, Administrator or Head of Office of Utility Companies, distributors of emergency power, owners/proprietor of buildings and theirs contractors who shall be found violating the provisions of this ordinance shall suffer the fines and penalties as follows:
First Offense – a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (₱ 500.00)
Second Offense – a fine of One Thousand Pesos (₱ 1,000.00)
Third Offense – a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (₱ 2,000.00)
Fourth Offense – a fine of Four Thousand Pesos (₱ 4,000.00), or imprisonment of
not more than one (1) month, or both such fine and penalty upon
the discretion of the Court.
Section 20. Separability Clause. If any provision or portion of this ordinance is found to be a violation of the constitution and declared invalid, the provisions or portion hereof which are not so declared shall remain to be in full force and effect.
Section 21. Repealing Clause. All ordinances, executive orders and rules and regulations or parts thereof, which are inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
Section 22. Effectivity. This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval and fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper of local circulation.
We hereby certify to the correctness of the foregoing Ordinance.
RAUL ROI B. BOREJON JOHN GIO ONG-BONGAO
LUIS RENIR B. BURCE
Acting City Vice Mayor & President Pro-Tempore
GLENDA B. PANTI
Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod
NESTOR T. SAN PABLO
Acting City Mayor