4901:5-7-05 Resource forecasts and site inventories of transmission facilities for gas distribution companies serving more than fifteen thousand customers.

(A) General guidelines.

(1) The forecast shall include data on all existing and planned transmission lines and associated facilities, planned additions to, and replacement of, existing facilities, as defined by section 4906.01 of the Revised Code and rule 4906-1-02 of the Administrative Code, as well as any such gas lines leased or acquired.

(2) The reporting utility shall be prepared to provide the commission, on request, additional maps of transmission facilities.

(B) Specific requirements for gas distribution companies serving more than one hundred thousand customers.

(1) The existing transmission system.

(a) The reporting utility shall provide a brief narrative description of the existing gas transmission system which is detailed in form FG3-1.

(b) Each reporting utility shall provide maps of the gas transmission system within Ohio through which the reporting utility provides service as follows:

(i) A map showing the actual, physical routing of the transmission lines, pumping stations, city gates, storage facilities, system interconnections, geographic landmarks, major interstate and intrastate pipelines, major metropolitan areas, and major highways.

(ii) One copy of the map described in paragraph (B)(2)(a) of this rule, for commission use, on a 1:250,000 scale. The utilities may jointly provide one set of maps to meet this requirement. Participation in the commission's joint mapping project will meet this requirement.

(2) The planned transmission system. The transmission forecast shall include maps of the planned transmission system as follows:

(a) An overlay to each of the maps required in paragraph (B) of this rule showing the planned transmission lines and associated facilities as they will tie into the existing system; planned lines shall be shown and identified as such and keyed into form FG3-2 to provide as complete a picture of the system as is possible. Combined maps showing both existing and proposed facilities may be substituted for the overlays. Where planning horizons make it impractical to comply fully with the data requirements of this rule, as many data as are available shall be provided along with the estimated date on which additional data will be available.

(b) Two copies of the above overlay, for commission use, on a scale of 1:250,000 participation in the commission's joint mapping project will meet this requirement.

(3) Transmission forecast forms. The reporting utility shall provide, on forms supplied by the commission:

(a) A summary of the characteristics of existing transmission lines as indicated in Form FG3-1, "Characteristics of Existing Transmission Lines."

(b) Specifications of planned transmission lines as indicated in form FG3-2, "Specifications of Planned Gas Transmission Lines."

(C) Specific requirements for gas distribution companies serving fifteen thousand to one hundred thousand customers.

(1) Existing transmission system.

(a) The reporting utility shall provide a brief narrative description of the existing gas transmission system which is detailed in form FG3-1.

(b) The reporting utility shall provide a summary of the characteristics of existing transmission lines as indicated in form FG3-1, "Characteristics of Existing Transmission Lines."

(c) Upon request, the reporting utility shall provide a map of its service area and other information as may be required by the commission.

(2) The planned transmission system. If applicable, the reporting utility shall submit a ten-year resource forecast of all gas transmission facilities to be constructed, leased, or acquired with location of such facilities indicated on the map referenced in paragraph (C)(1)(c) of this rule.

Replaces: 4901:5-7-05

Effective: 02/16/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04(G)
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 7/26/78, 10/12/79, 11/24/83, 7/2/84, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 5/31/07