4901:1-34-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) The rules contained in this chapter prescribe procedures for the staff to administer and enforce the rules for the certification of retail natural gas service suppliers and governmental aggregators and the minimum requirements for competitive retail natural gas set forth in Chapters 4901:1-27 and 4901:1-29 of the Administrative Code, and commission orders issued thereunder.

(B) This chapter also governs proceedings of the commission to:

(1) Investigate and determine a natural gas company's, retail natural gas supplier's, or governmental aggregator's compliance with Chapters 4901:1-13, 4901:1-27, 4901:1-28, and 4901:1-29 of the Administrative Code, and commission orders issued thereunder.

(2) Review settlement agreements and approve stipulations by the staff and the natural gas company, retail natural gas supplier, or governmental aggregator.

(3) Issue and enforce compliance orders.

(4) Assess forfeitures.

(5) Direct the attorney general to seek enforcement of commission orders, including orders authorizing forfeitures, and appropriate remedies in court to protect the public safety, reliability, and customer service.

(C) 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, for good cause shown.

Effective: 12/01/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/30/2014 and 07/30/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4929.10 , 4929.24 , 4905.54
Rule Amplifies: 4905.05 , 4905.06 , 4905.26 , 4905.54 , 4929.01 , 4929.24
Prior Effective Dates: 7/4/02, 4/13/07