The chairman may recommend to the governor that:
(A) The commission may issue directives to suppliers such that they shall be prohibited from selling directly to nonpriority end users, or selling for resale for uses other than "priority uses."
(B) The commission may issue directives to each electric and gas utility which requires heating oils and/or propane in order to provide service to the public.
(C) The commission may:
(1) Monitor each supplier's stock and the supply of heating oils and/or propane remaining for each type of priority use;
(2) Determine the average days' supply of heating oils and/or propane remaining for each type of priority use;
(3) Identify suppliers with surplus volumes of fuel in excess of their customers' priority use requirements;
(4) Provide direct assistance to end users experiencing emergency conditions through the allocation of product from the state set-aside. As set forth in Chapter 4901:5-35 of the Administrative Code.
(D) Suppliers who have surplus volumes may be directed to sell or provide fuel to end users who are not customers for priority use required to alleviate such end users' "emergencies."
(E) The Ohio emergency management agency may be requested to:
(1) Establish and maintain a central "emergency operations center" staffed with appropriate persons from state, local, and other agencies for the purpose of providing coordinated responses to threats to life, property, health, or safety.
(2) Plan the necessary administrative and logistical capability to support delivery of and to provide security for the movement of heating oils and/or propane to designated priority end users where life, property, health, or safety are threatened.
(3) Establish and maintain communication with emergency managers within each county in the geographic area for which the governor declared an emergency, for the purpose of providing coordinated local responses to threats to life, property, health, or safety.
(F) With respect to end users of heating oils and propane:
(1) All public, commercial, and industrial buildings heated with heating oils and/or propane are to reduce space heating temperatures to a level specified by the governor, but not less than sixty degrees Fahrenheit, except where health requirements deem such measures inappropriate or where such a setting would increase energy consumption.
(2) All or some nonpriority industrial use of heating oils and propane is be prohibited.
(G) The commission may be requested to accept applications from suppliers regarding priority uses. Such applications shall be in a manner and form prescribed by the commission.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 9/30/2002 and 09/30/2007
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4935.03
Rule Amplifies: 4935.03
Prior Effective Dates: 4/16/87, 5/19/91, 1/22/98