4901:1-19-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) This chapter governs the filing, consideration, and implementation of an application made pursuant to section 4929.04 of the Revised Code, to exempt any commodity sales service or ancillary service of a natural gas company from all provisions of: Chapter 4905. of the Revised Code with the exception of section 4905.10 ; Chapter 4909. and Chapter 4935., with the exception of sections 4935.01 and 4935.03 ; sections 4933.08 , 4933.09 , 4933.11 , 4933.123 , 4933.17 , 4933.28 , and 4933.32 of the Revised Code; and from any rule or order issued under those chapters or sections, including the obligation under section 4905.22 of the Revised Code, to provide the commodity sales service or ancillary service, subject to divisions (D) and (E) of section 4929.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) This chapter also governs the filing and consideration of an application made pursuant to section 4929.04 of the Revised Code, by a natural gas company to exit the merchant function.

(C) This chapter also governs the filing and consideration of an application made pursuant to section 4929.05 of the Revised Code, by a natural gas company to request approval of an alternative rate plan. The applicant has the burden to document and demonstrate in its alternative rate plan filing that the applicant is in compliance with section 4905.35 of the Revised Code, which prohibits unjust, unreasonable, or preferential rates, that the applicant is in substantial compliance with the state's natural gas regulatory and economic policy specified in section 4929.02 of the Revised Code, that the applicant will continue to be in substantial compliance with section 4929.02 of the Revised Code, after implementation of its alternative rate plan, and that the alternative rate plan is just and reasonable.

(D) The Commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute.

Replaces: 4901:1-19-03

Effective: 09/29/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/15/2013 and 07/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4929.10
Rule Amplifies: 4929.04 , 4929.05
Prior Effective Dates: 3/24/97, 11/10/06