(A) Site. Information on the location, major features, and the topographic, geologic, and hydrologic suitability of the proposed site and any proposed alternative site(s) shall be submitted by the applicant. If this information is derived from reference materials, it shall be derived from the best available and current reference materials. The applicant shall provide the following for each site alternative.
(1) Geography and topography. The applicant shall provide a map of 1:24,000 scale containing a five-mile radius from the proposed facility and showing the following features:
(a) The proposed facility.
(b) Major population centers and geographic boundaries.
(c) Major transportation routes and utility corridors.
(d) Bodies of water which may be directly affected by the proposed facility.
(e) Topographic contours.
(f) Major institutions, parks, recreational areas.
(g) Residential, commercial and industrial buildings and installations.
(2) An aerial photograph containing a one-mile radius from the proposed facility, indicating the location of the proposed facility in relation to surface features.
(3) A map of 1:4,800 scale of the site, showing the following existing features:
(a) Topographic contours.
(b) Existing vegetative cover.
(c) Land use and classifications.
(d) Individual structures and installations.
(e) Surface bodies of water.
(f) Water and gas wells.
(g) Vegetative cover that may be removed during construction.
(4) Geology and seismology. The applicant shall provide a map of suitable scale and a corresponding cross-sectional view, showing the geological features of the proposed facility site and the location of test borings. The applicant shall also:
(a) Describe the suitability of the site geology and plans to remedy any inadequacies.
(b) Describe the suitability of soil for grading, compaction, and drainage, and describe plans to remedy any inadequacies.
(5) Hydrology and wind. The applicant shall:
(a) Provide the natural and the man-affected water budgets, including the ten-year mean and critical (lowest seven-day flow in ten years) surface flows and the mean and extreme water tables during the past ten years for each body of water likely to be directly affected by the proposed facility.
(b) Provide an analysis of the prospects of floods and high winds for the area, including the probability of occurrences and likely consequences of various flood stages and wind velocities, and describe plans to mitigate any likely adverse consequences.
(c) Provide existing maps of aquifers which may be directly affected by the proposed facility.
(B) Layout and construction. The applicant shall provide information on the proposed layout and preparation of the proposed site and any proposed alternative site(s) and the description of proposed major structures and installations located thereon.
(1) Site activities. The applicant shall describe the proposed site preparation and reclamation operations, including:
(a) Test borings.
(b) Removal of vegetation.
(c) Grading and drainage provisions.
(d) Access roads.
(e) Removal and disposal of debris.
(f) Post-construction reclamation.
(2) Layout. The applicant shall supply a map of 1:4,800 scale of the proposed electric power generating plant site, showing the following features of the proposed and existing facility and associated facilities:
(a) Electric power generating plant.
(b) Fuel, waste, and other storage facilities.
(c) Fuel and waste processing facilities, if any.
(d) Water supply and sewage lines.
(e) Transmission lines.
(g) Transportation facilities and access roads.
(h) Security facilities.
(i) Grade elevations where modified during construction.
(j) Other pertinent installations.
(3) Structures. The applicant shall describe, in as much detail as is available at the time of submission of the application, all major proposed structures, including the following:
(a) Estimated overall dimensions.
(b) Construction materials.
(c) Color and texture of facing surfaces.
(d) Artist's pictorial sketches of the proposed facility from public vantage points.
(e) Any unusual features.
(4) Plans for construction. The applicant shall describe the proposed construction sequence.
(5) Future plans. The applicant shall describe any plans for future additions of electric power generating units for the site (including the type and timing) and the maximum electric power generating capacity anticipated for the site.
(1) Electric power generating equipment. The applicant shall describe the proposed major electric power generating equipment for the proposed site and any proposed alternative site(s).
(2) Emission control and safety equipment. The applicant shall describe:
(a) All proposed major flue gas emission control equipment, including tabulations of expected efficiency, power consumption, and operating costs for supplies and maintenance.
(b) The reliability of the equipment and the reduction in efficiency for partial failure.
(c) The equipment proposed for control of effluents discharged into bodies of water and receiving streams.
(d) All proposed major public safety equipment.
(3) The applicant shall describe any other major equipment not discussed in paragraphs (C)(2)(a) to (C)(2)(d) of this rule.
(D) Regional electric power system. The applicant shall provide the following information on interconnection of the facility to the regional electric power grid.
(1) Interconnection queue(s). The applicant shall provide the following information relating to their generation interconnection request.
(a) Name of queue.
(b) Web link of queue.
(c) Queue number.
(d) Queue date.
(2) System studies. The applicant shall provide system studies on their generation interconnection request. The studies shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Feasibility study.
(b) System impact study.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 11/30/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4906.03
Rule Amplifies: 4906.03, 4906.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/76, 7/7/80, 8/28/98, 12/15/03