4901:2-7-22 Payment of forfeitures.

(A) Any forfeiture shall be paid by check, money order, or by any other means the staff makes available to a respondent. A check or money order shall be made payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio," and shall be mailed or delivered to:

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Transportation Compliance Division

Attn: CF Processing

180 East Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793"

Any instrument of payment shall contain the identifying case number of the violation for which payment is tendered.

(B) If the only remedy requested with respect to a violation is the payment of a forfeiture, and full payment of the forfeiture demanded in the notice is made prior to the execution of a settlement agreement or any final commission order, full payment constitutes an admission of the occurrence of the violation and shall terminate all further proceedings under this chapter, and Chapter 4901-1 of the Administrative Code, regarding that violation. Full payment under these circumstances shall conclusively establish the occurrence of the violation for purposes of consideration of a respondent's history of violations and for determining the appropriate remedy for any future violation.

Effective: 7/22/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/02/2016 and 04/09/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Rule Amplifies: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/88 (Emer.), 12/23/88, 12/14/95, 10/22/07, 9/5/11