Chapter 4901:5-1 Long-Term Forecast Reports Generally

4901:5-1-01 Definitions.

As used in Chapters 4901:5-1 to 4901:5-7 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Business office" means any office maintained by the reporting person where bills issued by the reporting person may be paid and discussed with its representatives.

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

(C) "Electric utility" has the meaning set forth in division (A)(11) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Electric transmission owner" means the owner of a major utility facility as defined in division (A)(1)(a) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Gas distribution line and associated facility" means a pipeline and associated facilities other than gathering or transmission line in a distribution area.

(F) "Gas gathering line and associated facility" means a pipeline and associated facilities which transport gas from a current production facility to a transmission line or main.

(G) "Gas or natural gas transmission line and associated facilities" has the meaning set forth in rule 4906-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(H) "Long-term forecast report" has the meaning set forth in section 4935.04 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Major utility facility" has the meaning set forth in division (A)(1) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Person" has the meaning set forth in section 4906.01 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Reporting person" means any person required to file a long-term forecast report under section 4935.04 of the Revised Code.

(L) "Substantial change" includes, but is not limited to:

(1) A change in forecasted peak loads or energy consumption over the forecast period of greater than an average of one-half of one per cent per year as calculated in rule 4901:5-3-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Demonstration of good cause to the commission by an interested party.

(M) "Electric generating facility" means an electric generating plant and associated facilities capable of producing electricity.

Effective: 02/12/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/21/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/83, 7/18/85, 11/20/87, 9/18/00, 5/31/07, 12/10/09

4901:5-1-02 Form of long-term forecast report filing required.

Except for electric services companies exempted pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 4928.05 of the Revised Code, each person owning or operating a major utility facility within this state, or furnishing gas, natural gas, or electricity directly to more than fifteen thousand customers within this state shall annually furnish a long-term forecast report to the commission for its review, in compliance with the rules set forth in this chapter.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/83, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 9/18/00, 5/31/07, 12/10/09

4901:5-1-03 Form of long-term forecast reports additional requirements.

(A) All long-term forecast reports shall be submitted pursuant to the requirements set forth in Chapter 4901:5-3 of the Administrative Code.

(B) All hard copies of long-term forecast reports must be bound. The binding may include either a hard or soft cover so long as it adequately secures the pages.

(C) All long-term forecast reports shall contain a listing of the libraries to which a letter of notification has been mailed, stating where available copies may be obtained.

(D) Each long-term forecast report shall include a statement, signed by the person responsible for the filing, that the document is true and correct to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.

(E) All long-term forecast reports shall contain a certificate of service, signed by the person responsible for its filing, stating that the requirements of paragraphs (F) to (I) of this rule will be met.

(F) On the same date a long-term forecast report is filed with the commission, the reporting person shall deliver or mail a copy of the long-term forecast report to the office of the consumers' counsel at their offices in Columbus, Ohio.

(G) Within three days of filing with the commission, a letter of notification shall be delivered or sent by first class mail by the reporting person to:

(1) The main public library of each county in Ohio which the reporting person services.

(2) The main public library of each county in Ohio in the area in which any portion of a major utility facility is to be located during the forecast period.

(H) The reporting person shall keep at least one copy of the person's current long-term forecast report at the person's principal business office in Ohio for public inspection during office hours.

(I) The reporting person shall provide or cause to be provided a copy of the person's long-term forecast report to any person upon request at cost to cover the expenses incurred.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/83, 11/24/83, 7/18/85, 11/20/87, 1/15/90, 8/17/90, 9/18/00, 5/31/07

4901:5-1-04 Notice of substantial change.

(A) If the long-term forecast report to be furnished under division (C) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code will contain a "substantial change" as defined in division (D)(3)(c) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code, the reporting person shall file a notice of substantial change with the commission forty-five days prior to the filing date of the long-term forecast report or as soon thereafter as the reporting person knows of the substantial change.

(B) Notice of substantial change shall consist of a letter, signed by the person responsible for filing the long-term forecast report, stating that a substantial change will be reflected in the forthcoming long-term forecast report and identifying the provision of division (D)(3)(c) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code which is applicable.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/83, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 9/18/00