4901:1-37-07 Access to books and records.

(A) The electric utility shall maintain records sufficient to demonstrate compliance with this chapter, and shall produce, upon the request of staff, all books, accounts, and/or other pertinent records kept by an electric utility or its affiliates as they may relate to the businesses for which corporate separation is required under section 4928.17 of the Revised Code, including those required under section 4928.145 of the Revised Code.

(B) The staff may investigate such electric utility and/or affiliate operations and the interrelationship of those operations at the staff's discretion. In addition, the employees and officers of the electric utility and its affiliates shall be made available for informational interviews, at a mutually agreed time and place, as required by the staff to ensure proper separations are being followed.

(C) If such employees, officers, books, and records cannot be reasonably made available to the staff in the state of Ohio, then upon request of the staff, the appropriate electric utility or affiliate shall reimburse the commission for reasonable travel expenses incurred.

Replaces: 4901:1-20-16

Effective: 04/02/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/30/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.17 , 4928.06
Rule Amplifies: 4928.17
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/00, 10/23/04