If multiple vacancies exist or are anticipated on the public utilities commission that could result in the lack of a quorum necessary to conduct business, the nominating council shall act with the utmost expediency to identify the four most fully qualified individuals to accede to the office of commissioner for each vacant position and forward their names to the governor. The chairperson is empowered to take the necessary actions to enable the members of the nominating council to perform their duties. Without limiting those who may be considered, the nominating council may consider persons who have applied for a commissioner position in the previous five years.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:7-1-07