4901:1-27-02 Purpose and scope.

Under the rules in this chapter:

(A) Any retail natural gas supplier or governmental aggregator that intends to offer or provide a competitive retail natural gas service in this state shall obtain a certificate to operate from the commission before commencing operations.

(B) Nothing contained in this chapter shall preclude, in any way, the commission from altering, amending, or waiving, in whole or in part, any of these rules.

(C) These rules do not apply to a billing and collection agent if it is a fully independent agent, not affiliated with or otherwise controlled by a retail natural gas supplier or governmental aggregator subject to certification under section 4929.20 of the Revised Code, to the extent that the agent is under contract with such supplier or aggregator solely to provide billing and collection for competitive retail natural gas service on behalf of the supplier or aggregator. Nothing in this rule exempts such supplier or aggregator from liability for the acts of its billing and collection agents.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/24/2007 and 11/30/2011

Promulgated Under: 111.15

Statutory Authority: 4929.20

Rule Amplifies: 4929.20 , 4929.01

Prior Effective Dates: 7/4/02