4901:2-7-22 Payment of forfeitures.

(A) Any forfeiture shall be paid by company check, certified check, or money order made payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio," and shall be mailed or delivered to:

"Fiscal Division

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

180 East Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793"

Any instrument of payment shall contain the identifying case number of the violation for which payment is tendered. Payment is complete upon receipt by staff.

(B) If the only remedy requested with respect to a violation is the payment of a forfeiture, and full payment of the forfeiture demanded in the notice is made prior to the execution of a settlement agreement or any final commission order , full payment shall terminate all further proceedings under this chapter regarding that violation. Full payment under these circumstances constitutes an admission of the occurrence of the violation for purposes of consideration of a respondent's history of violations in determining the appropriate remedy for any future violation.

Effective: 09/05/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/15/2011 and 05/31/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.83, 4919.99, 4921.99, 4923.99
Rule Amplifies: 4905.83, 4919.99, 4921.99, 4923.99
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/88 (Emer.), 12/23/88, 12/14/95, 10/22/07