3745-91-12 Certification by political subdivisions and investor-owned public utilities.

(A) The director may enter into an agreement with any political subdivision or investor-owned public utility that owns or operates a public water system which proposes to extend the distribution facilities of its system, increase the number of service connections to its system, add distribution pump station(s), or add storage tank(s) in its distribution system.

(B) Such an agreement under this rule shall authorize a qualified officer or representative of the political subdivision or investor-owned public utility to review plans for the extension of the distribution facilities, the increase in the number of service connections, the addition of distribution system pump station(s), or the addition of storage tank(s) in the distribution system. At a minimum, said qualified person shall be a professional engineer licensed by the state of Ohio.

Pursuant to an agreement under this rule and upon submission to the director of:

(1) Certification by said qualified person to the director that said plans conform to all requirements of section 6109.07 of the Revised Code and the administrative rules adopted thereunder, and

(2) Three copies of the plans, and

(3) An administrative service fee calculated in accordance with division (N)(2) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code and paragraph (C) of this rule,

The director shall approve said plans and issue an order of approval thereof without further review. Such order shall be a final action of the director.

(C) The director annually shall calculate the administrative service fee that a political subdivision or investor-owned public utility that has entered into an agreement with the director under division (A)(2) of section 6109.07 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A) of this rule shall pay for each plan submitted under this rule and shall notify the political subdivision or investor-owned public utility of the amount of the fee. The administrative service fee shall not exceed the minimum amount necessary to pay administrative costs directly attributable to processing plan approvals.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/23/2003 and 10/23/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: RC Section 6109.04

Rule Amplifies: RC Sections 6109.04 , 6109.07 , 3745.11

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/30/2008 and 10/30/2013