4901:1-28-05 Cooperation between natural gas companies and certified governmental aggregators.

(A) Each natural gas company, each governmental aggregator and each retail natural gas supplier of a governmental aggregator shall cooperate to facilitate the proper formation and functioning of governmental aggregations. To assist a certified governmental aggregator's compliance with the opt-out disclosure notice requirements established in division (D) of section 4929.26 of the Revised Code, upon request, the incumbent natural gas company shall provide, on a best-efforts basis, an updated list of eligible customers, including: names, account numbers, and service and mailing addresses for all eligible governmental aggregation customers residing within the governmental aggregator's boundaries.

(B) Governmental aggregators shall use the list of eligible governmental aggregation customers to distribute opt-out disclosure notices within thirty calendar days of the date the list is received from the natural gas company.

(C) Charges and/or fees for services and information provided to governmental aggregators by natural gas companies shall be published in an approved tariff filed with the commission.

(D) Unless the customer notifies the incumbent natural gas company of the customer's intent to not join a governmental aggregation by returning a confirmation notice or providing some other notice as provided by that natural gas company's tariffs, the incumbent natural gas company shall switch customer accounts to or from a governmental aggregation under the same processes and time frames provided in published tariffs for switching other customer accounts.

Effective: 12/01/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/28/2014 and 12/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4929.10 , 4929.27
Rule Amplifies: 4929.26 , 4929.28 , 4905.04 , 4905.5, 4929.22(F)
Prior Effective Dates: 7/4/02