(A) Pursuant to a tariff filed with the commission in accordance with division (A) of section 4929.20 of the Revised Code and rule 4901:1-29-13 of the Administrative Code, a natural gas company may require a retail natural gas supplier to issue and maintain a financial security with the natural gas company to protect the natural gas company and the regulated sales service customers from default.
(B) A natural gas company may require a retail natural gas supplier to furnish financial and other information contained in the natural gas company's tariff to determine the type and/or amount of the financial security required for compliance with paragraph (A) of this rule.
(C) A retail natural gas supplier may bring an action before the commission seeking review of the natural gas company's determination of financial security requirements or may seek staff mediation as to any dispute.
(D) If a retail natural gas supplier fails to maintain sufficient financial security to protect a natural gas company and customers from default by the retail natural gas supplier, the natural gas company may apply for relief at the commission.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:1-27-14