(A) Once the Ohio coal development office approves a coal research and development project for the purpose of section 4905.304 of the Revised Code, the director of the coal development office is to submit to the commission a report recommending that the commission allow the recovery of costs associated with the facility or project including the reasons for the recommendation. Such a report shall include the total cost of the project and the part of the costs thereof being paid from a loan, loan guarantee, or grant.
(B) Once the report has been received by the commission and the recommendation by the director has been accepted by the commission, the gas or natural gas company may apply for the recovery of reasonable costs associated with the project and incurred since the approval by the coal development office less any expenditures of grant moneys, to be recovered under section 4905.304 of the Revised Code.
(C) When prudent, each gas or natural gas company shall acquire patents, copyrights, and trademarks for any development, discovery, or invention for which that gas or natural gas company seeks recovery through the Ohio coal research and development component.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2016 and 09/02/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.304
Rule Amplifies: 1551.33, 1555.01, 4905.01, 4905.304
Prior Effective Dates: 5/5/1988