4901:1-34-04 Service of staff notices of probable noncompliance, proposed corrective action, proposed forfeiture, and service of staff investigative reports.

(A) Staff notices of probable noncompliance, proposed corrective actions, proposed forfeitures, and amendments thereto under rule 4901:1-34-03 of the Administrative Code, and investigative reports under rule 4901:1-34-06 of the Administrative Code, shall be served on the natural gas company, retail natural gas supplier, or governmental aggregator by certified United States mail, or hand delivery. Certified mail service and service by hand delivery is effective upon receipt by any employee, agent of, or person designated by the natural gas company, retail natural gas supplier, or governmental aggregator. Unless otherwise provided in this paragraph, service upon a natural gas company, retail natural gas supplier, or governmental aggregator shall be made at the address designated as the service address in the company's most recent annual financial report, in its certification application, or certification renewal application.

(B) Each natural gas company, retail natural gas supplier, or governmental aggregator shall provide the commission with the company's or provider's current service address. If the service address has changed since the most recent annual report, certification application or certification renewal application was submitted to the commission, or the service address or business address has not been disclosed to the commission, service shall be made at any business address known to the commission.

(C) If the certified mail envelope is returned with an endorsement showing failure of delivery, then service may be made by ordinary United States mail and is effective on the date of mailing.

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