4901:2-7-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

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

(B) "Days," when used to compute any period of time prescribed or allowed by these rules, shall not include the date of the act or event from which the designated period of time begins to run. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

(C) "Director" means the director of the commission's transportation department or the director's designee.

(D) "Filing" means delivery to the commission's docketing division in accordance with rule 4901-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

(E) "Hearing" means all proceedings before the commission involving a violation, commencing with the filing of a request for administrative hearing and concluding with the issuance of a final order of the commission.

(F) "Parties" means the staff, the respondent, and any persons permitted to intervene in accordance with rule 4901-1-11 of the Administrative Code, after commencement of a hearing.

(G) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Report of violation" means the information provided to staff in accordance with rule 4901:2-7-04 of the Administrative Code, or as a result of an inspection conducted pursuant to rule 4901-2-5-13 of the Administrative Code, including any documentary, photographic, or other evidence collected regarding the violation.

(I) "Respondent" means a person that the staff has determined may be responsible for a violation.

(J) "Staff" means employees of the transportation department of the commission to whom responsibility has been delegated for administering the provisions of section 4923.99 of the Revised Code, as applicable.

(K) "Violation" means any conduct, act, or failure to act, prohibited by Chapters 4921. and 4923. of the Revised Code, and rules adopted thereunder, or commission order.

Effective: 7/22/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/02/2016 and 04/09/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Rule Amplifies: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/88 (Emer.), 12/23/88, 10/28/90, 12/14/95, 4/12/02, 10/22/07 , 9/5/11