Chapter 4901:1-41 [Greenhouse gas reporting and carbon dioxide control planning]

4901:1-41-01 Definitions.

(A) "Carbon dioxide control planning" means the establishment and implementation of a structured, verifiable process including goals, policies, and procedures, to measure carbon dioxide emissions and control options on both a facility and a system-wide scale over five-, ten- and twenty-year periods.

(B) "Commission" means the public utilities commission of Ohio.

(C) "The Climate Registry" means the nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and native sovereign nations, using the website at www.theclimateregistry.org, that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify, and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry.

(D) "Electric generating facility" means an electric generating plant and associated facilities capable of producing electricity of fifty megawatts or larger.

(E) "Greenhouse gas" means the emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and/or sulphur hexafluoride.

(F) "Public utility" means those entities included within the definition of "public utility" set forth in section 4905.02 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 08/11/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/16/2014 and 03/07/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.04 , 4905.06 , 4928.02 , 4928.68
Rule Amplifies: 4928.68
Prior Effective Dates: 12/10/09

4901:1-41-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) This chapter provides rules for the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon dioxide control planning for electric generating facilities within Ohio, pursuant to section 4928.68 of the Revised Code.

(B) 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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/07/2014 and 03/07/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.04 , 4905.06 , 4928.02 , 4928.68
Rule Amplifies: 4928.68
Prior Effective Dates: 12/10/2009

4901:1-41-03 Greenhouse gas reporting and carbon dioxide control planning.

(A) Unless otherwise directed by the commission, any public utility owning or operating an electric generating facility within Ohio shall become a participating member in the climate registry and shall report greenhouse gas emissions according to the protocols approved by the climate registry.

(B) Any public utility that owns or operates an electric generating facility within Ohio shall file with the commission by April fifteenth of each calendar year an environmental control plan, including carbon dioxide control planning by including such plan with the public utility's long-term forecast pursuant to rule 4901:5-3-01 of the Administrative Code, or as otherwise directed by the commission. A copy of such plan shall also be provided to the director of the Ohio environmental protection agency, or his designee.

(C) The environmental control plan shall include all relevant technical information on the current conditions, goals, and potential actions for resource planning or environmental compliance. Any technology included in this plan, including clean coal, shall be based upon the most current scientific and engineering design capability of any facility or that has been designed to have the capability to control the emissions of criteria pollutants and carbon dioxide within the parameters of economically feasible best technology.

Effective: 08/11/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/16/2014 and 03/07/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.04 , 4905.06 , 4928.02 , 4928.68
Rule Amplifies: 4928.68
Prior Effective Dates: 12/10/09