Chapter 4906-15 Applications for Certificates for Electric, Gas, or Natural Gas Transmission Facilities

4906-15-01 Project summary and facility overview.

(A) An applicant for a certificate to site a major electric power, gas, or natural gas transmission facility shall provide a project summary and overview of the proposed project. In general, the summary should be suitable as a reference for state and local governments and for the public. The summary and overview shall include the following:

(1) A statement explaining the general purpose of the facility.

(2) A description of the proposed facility.

(3) A description of the site or route selection process, including descriptions of the major alternatives considered.

(4) A discussion of the principal environmental and socioeconomic considerations of the preferred and alternate routes or sites.

(5) An explanation of the project schedule (a bar chart is acceptable).

(B) Information filed by the applicant in response to the requirements of this section shall not be deemed responses to any other section of the application requirements.

(C) If the applicant has prepared the required hard copy maps using digital, geographically referenced data, an electronic copy of all such data, excluding data obtained by the applicant under a licensing agreement which prohibits distribution, shall be provided to the board staff on computer disk concurrent with submission of the application.

Effective: 01/25/2009
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, 10/10/78, 7/7/80, 7/7/88, 8/28/98, 12/15/03

4906-15-02 Review of need for proposed project.

(A) The applicant shall provide a statement explaining the need for the proposed facility, including a listing of the factors upon which it relied to reach that conclusion and references to the most recent long-term forecast report (if applicable). The statement shall also include but not be limited to, the following:

(1) A statement of the purpose of the proposed facility.

(2) Specific projections of system conditions, local requirements or any other pertinent factors that impacted the applicant's opinion on the need for the proposed facility.

(3) Relevant load flow studies and contingency analyses, if appropriate, identifying the need for system improvement.

(4) For electric power transmission facilities, load flow data shall be presented in the form of transcription diagrams depicting system performance with and without the proposed facility.

(5) For gas or natural gas transmission projects, one copy in electronic format of the relevant base case system data on diskette, in a format acceptable to the board staff, with a description of the analysis program and the data format.

(B) Expansion plans.

(1) For the electric power transmission lines and associated facilities, the applicant shall provide a brief statement of how the proposed facility and site/route alternatives fit into the applicant's most recent long-term electric forecast report and the regional plans for expansion, including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) Reference to any description of the proposed facility and site/route alternatives in the most recent long-term electric forecast report of the applicant.

(b) If no description was contained in the most recent long-term electric forecast report, an explanation as to why none was filed in the most recent long-term electric forecast report.

(c) Reference to regional expansion plans, including East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement bulk power plans, when applicable (if the transmission project will not affect regional plans, the applicant shall so state).

(2) For gas transmission lines and associated facilities, the applicant shall provide a brief statement of how the proposed facility and site/route alternatives fit into the applicant's most recent long-term gas forecast report, including the following:

(a) Reference to any description of the proposed facility and site/route alternatives in the most recent long-term gas forecast report of the applicant.

(b) If no description was contained in the most recent long-term gas forecast report, an explanation as to why none was filed in the most recent long-term gas forecast report.

(C) For electric power transmission facilities, the applicant shall provide an analysis of the impact of the proposed facility on the electric power system economy and reliability. The impact of the proposed facility on all interconnected utility systems shall be evaluated, and all conclusions shall be supported by relevant load flow studies.

(D) For electric power transmission lines, the applicant shall provide an analysis and evaluation of the options considered which would eliminate the need for construction of an electric power transmission line, including electric power generation options and options involving changes to existing and planned electric power transmission substations.

(E) The applicant shall describe why the proposed facility was selected to meet the projected need.

(F) Facility schedule.

(1) Schedule. The applicant shall provide a proposed schedule in bar chart format covering all applicable major activities and milestones, including:

(a) Preparation of the application.

(b) Submittal of the application for certificate.

(c) Issuance of the certificate.

(d) Acquisition of rights-of-way and land rights for the certified facility.

(e) Preparation of the final design.

(f) Construction of the facility.

(g) Placement of the facility in service.

(2) Delays. The applicant shall describe the impact of critical delays on the eventual in-service date.

Effective: 01/25/2009
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, 11/6/78, 7/7/80, 7/7/88, 8/28/98, 12/15/03

4906-15-03 Site and route alternatives analyses.

(A) The applicant shall conduct a site and route selection study prior to submitting an application for an electric power transmission line, electric power transmission substation, gas or natural gas transmission line, or a gas compressor station. The study shall be designed to evaluate all practicable sites, routes, and route segments for the proposed facility identified within the project area.

(1) The applicant shall provide the following:

(a) A description of the study area or geographic boundaries selected, including the rationale for the selection.

(b) A map of suitable scale which includes the study area and which depicts the general routes, route segments, and sites which were evaluated.

(c) A comprehensive list and description of all qualitative and quantitative siting criteria, factors, or constraints utilized by the applicant, including any evaluation criteria or weighting values assigned to each.

(d) A description of the process by which the applicant utilized the siting criteria to determine the preferred and alternate routes and sites.

(e) A description of the routes and sites selected for evaluation, their final ranking, and the factors and rationale used by the applicant for selecting the preferred and alternate routes and sites.

(2) The applicant shall provide one copy of any constraint map utilized for the study directly to the board staff for review.

(B) The applicant shall provide a summary table comparing the routes, route segments, and sites, utilizing the technical, financial, environmental, socioeconomic, and other factors identified in the study. Design and equipment alternatives shall be included where the use of such alternatives influenced the siting decision.

(C) The applicant may provide a copy of any route and site selection study produced by or for the applicant for the proposed project as an attachment to the application. The study may be submitted in response to paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, provided that the information contained therein is responsive to the requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule.

Effective: 01/25/2009
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, 11/6/78, 7/7/80, 7/7/88, 8/28/98, 12/15/03

4906-15-04 Technical data.

(A) Site/route alternatives. Information on the location, major features, and the topographic, geologic, and hydrologic suitability of site/route alternatives 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.

(1) Geography and topography. The applicant shall providemap(s) of not less than 1:24,000 scale, including the area one thousand feet on each side of a transmission line alignment, and the area within the immediate vicinity of a substation site or compressor station site, which shall include the following features:

(a) The proposed transmission line alignments, including proposed turning points.

(b) The proposed substation or compressor station site locations.

(c) Major highway and railroad routes.

(d) Identifiable air transportation facilities, existing or proposed.

(e) Utility corridors.

(f) Proposed permanent access roads.

(g) Lakes, ponds, reservoirs, streams, canals, rivers, and swamps.

(h) Topographic contours.

(i) Soil associations or series.

(j) Population centers and legal boundaries of cities, villages, townships, and counties.

(2) Slope and soil mechanics. The applicant shall:

(a) Provide a brief, but specific description of the soils in the areas depicted on the above map(s) where slopes exceed twelve per cent. This information may be extracted from published sources.

(b) Discuss the rationales as to suitability of the soils for foundation construction.

(B) Layout and construction. The applicant shall provide information on the poposed layout and preparation of route/site alternatives, and the description of the proposed major structures and their installation as detailed below.

(1) Site activities. The applicant shall describe the proposed site clearing, construction methods and reclamation operations, including:

(a) Surveying and soil testing.

(b) Grading and excavation.

(c) Construction of temporary and permanent access roads and trenches.

(d) Stringing of cable and/or laying of pipe.

(e) Post-construction reclamation.

(2) Layout for associated facilities. The applicant shall:

(a) Provide a map of 1:2,400 scale of the site of major transmission line associated facilities such as substations, compressor stations and other stations, showing the following proposed features:

(i) Final grades after construction, including the site and access roads.

(ii) Proposed location of major structures and buildings.

(iii) Fenced-in or secured areas.

(iv) Estimated overall dimensions.

(b) Describe reasons for the proposed layout and any unusual features.

(c) Describe plans for any future modifications in the proposed layout, including the nature and approximate timing of contemplated changes.

(C) Transmission equipment. The applicant shall provide a description of the proposed transmission lines, as well as switching, capacity, metering, safety and other equipment pertinent to the operation of the proposed electric power and gas transmission lines and associated facilities. Include any provisions for future expansion.

(1) Provide the following data for electric power transmission lines:

(a) Design voltage.

(b) Tower designs, pole structures, conductor size and number per phase, and insulator arrangement.

(c) Base and foundation design.

(d) Cable type and size, where underground.

(e) Other major equipment or special structures.

(2) Provide a description for electric power transmission substations that includes a single-line diagram and a description of the proposed major equipment, such as:

(a) Breakers.

(b) Switchgear.

(c) Bus arrangement and structures.

(d) Transformers.

(e) Control buildings.

(f) Other major equipment.

(3) Provide the following data for gas transmission lines:

(a) Maximum allowable operating pressure.

(b) Pipe material.

(c) Pipe dimensions and specifications.

(d) Other major equipment.

(4) Provide a description of gas transmission facilities such as:

(a) Control buildings.

(b) Heaters, odorizers, and above-ground facilities.

(c) Any other major equipment.

(D) Environmental and aviation compliance information. The applicant shall provide:

(1) A list and brief discussion of all permits that will be required for construction of the facility.

(2) A description, quantification and characterization of debris that will result from construction of the facility, and the plans for disposal of the debris.

(3) A discussion of the process that will be used to control storm water and minimize erosion during construction and restoration of soils, wetlands, and streams disturbed as a result of construction of the facility.

(4) A discussion of plans for disposition of contaminated soil and hazardous materials generated or encountered during construction.

(5) The height of tallest anticipated above ground structures. For construction activities within the vicinity of airports or landing strips, provide the maximum possible height of construction equipment as well as all installed above ground structures.

(6) A description of the plans for construction during excessively dusty or excessively muddy soil conditions.

Effective: 01/25/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/13
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4906.03
Rule Amplifies: 4906.03 , 4906.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/76, 11/6/78, 7/7/80, 7/7/88, 8/28/98, 12/15/03

4906-15-05 Financial data.

(A) Ownership. The applicant shall state the current and proposed ownership status of the proposed facility, including sites, rights-of-way, structures, and equipment. The information shall cover sole and combined ownerships, any leases, options to purchase, or franchises, and shall specify the extent, terms, and conditions of ownership, or other contracts or agreements.

(B) Electric capital costs. The applicant shall submit estimates of applicable capital and intangible costs for the various components of electric power transmission facility alternatives. The data submitted shall be classified according to the federal energy regulatory commission uniform system of accounts prescribed by the public utilities commission of Ohio for the utility companies, unless the applicant is not an electric light company, a gas company or a natural gas company as defined in Chapter 4905. of the Revised Code (in which case, the applicant shall file the capital costs classified in the accounting format ordinarily used by the applicant in its normal course of business). The estimates shall include:

(1) Land and land right.

(2) Structures and improvements.

(3) Substation equipment.

(4) Poles and fixtures.

(5) Towers and fixtures.

(6) Overhead conductors.

(7) Underground conductors and insulation.

(8) Underground-to-overhead conversion equipment.

(9) Right-of-way clearing and roads, trails, or other access.

(C) Gas capital cost. The applicant shall submit estimates of applicable capital and intangible costs for the various components of gas transmission facility alternatives. The data submitted shall be classified according to the federal energy regulatory commission uniform system of accounts prescribed by the public utilities commission of Ohio for utility companies unless the applicant is not an electric light company, a gas company or a natural gas company as defined in Chapter 4905. of the Revised Code (in which case, the applicant shall file the capital costs classified in the accounting format ordinarily used by the applicant in its normal course of business. The estimates shall include:

(1) Land and land rights.

(2) Structures and improvements.

(3) Pipes.

(4) Valves, meters, boosters, regulators, tanks, and other equipment.

(5) Roads, trails, or other access.

Replaces: Part of 4906-15-03 and 4906-15-09; Eff 1-15-85; 7-7-88; 6-5-93; 8-28-98; 12-15-03
Rule promulgated under: RC 111.15
Rule authorized by: RC 4906.03
Rule amplifies: RC 4906.06 , 4906.03
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 09/30/2013

4906-15-06 Socioeconomic and land use impact analysis.

(A) The applicant shall conduct a literature search and map review for the area within one thousand feet on each side of each proposed transmission line centerline and within one thousand feet of the perimeter of each substation or compressor station designed to identify specific land use areas as required in paragraph (B)(3) of this rule. On-site investigations shall be conducted within one hundred feet of each side of each proposed transmission line centerline and within one hundred feet of the perimeter of each substation or compressor station to characterize the potential effects of construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed facility.

(B) The applicant shall provide, for each of the site/route alternatives and adjacent areas, map(s) of not less than 1:24,000 scale, including the area one thousand feet on each side of a transmission alignment, and the area within the immediate vicinity of a substation site, which map(s) shall include the following features:

(1) Proposed approximate centerline for each transmission line alternative being proposed.

(2) Proposed substation or compressor station locations.

(3) General land use, depicted as areas on the maps, including, but not limited to:

(a) Residential use.

(b) Commercial use.

(c) Industrial use.

(d) Cultural use (as identified in paragraph (F) of this rule).

(e) Agricultural use.

(f) Recreational use.

(g) Institutional use (e.g., schools, hospitals, churches, government facilities, etc.).

(4) Transportation corridors.

(5) Existing utility corridors.

(6) Noise-sensitive areas.

(7) Agricultural land (including agricultural district land) existing at least sixty days prior to submission of the application located within each transmission line right-of-way or within each site boundary.

(C) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives, a description of the impact of the proposed facility on each land use identified in paragraph (B)(3) of this rule. As it relates to agricultural land, the description shall include the acreage impacted and the applicant's evaluation of impacts to cultivated land, permanent pasture land, managed wood lots, orchards, nurseries, and agricultural-related structures.

(1) Provide the number of residential structures within one thousand feet of the proposed facility, and identify all residential structures for which the nearest edge of the structure is within one hundred feet of the proposed facility.

(2) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the proposed facility on each land use (including: (a) buildings that will be destroyed, acquired, or removed as the result of the planned facility and criteria for owner compensation; and (b) field operations [such as plowing, planting, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting], irrigation, and field drainage systems).

(3) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility on each land use.

(4) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during the construction of the proposed facility and during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize impact to land use, such as effects on subsurface field drainage systems.

(D) The applicant shall provide the following public interaction information for each of the site/route alternatives:

(1) A list of counties, townships, villages, and cities within one thousand feet on each side of the centerline or facility perimeter.

(2) A list of the public officials contacted regarding the application, their office addresses, and office telephone numbers.

(3) A description of the program or company/public interaction planned for the siting, construction, and operation of the proposed facility, i.e. public information programs.

(4) A description of any insurance or other corporate program, if any, for providing liability compensation for damages, if such should occur, to the public resulting from construction or operation of the proposed facility.

(5) A description of how the facility will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.

(6) An estimate of the increase in tax revenues as a result of facility placement.

(7) A description of the impact of the facility on regional development, referring to pertinent formally adopted regional development plans.

(E) The applicant shall provide the following health, safety, and aesthetic information for each site/route alternative:

(1) The applicant shall provide a description of how the facility will be constructed, operated, and maintained to comply with the requirements of applicable state and federal statutes and regulations, including the 2002 edition of the "National Electrical Safety Code", applicable occupational safety and health administration regulations, U.S. department of transportation gas pipeline safety standards, and Chapter 4901:1-16 of the Administrative Code.

(2) For electric power transmission facilities, the applicant shall discuss the production of electric and magnetic fields during operation of the preferred and alternate site/route. If more than one conductor configuration is to be used on the proposed facility, information shall be provided for each configuration that constitutes more than ten per cent of the total line length, or more than one mile of the total line length being certificated. Where an alternate structure design is submitted, information shall also be provided on the alternate structure. The discussion shall include:

(a) Calculated electric and magnetic field strength levels at one meter above ground, under the conductors and at the edge of the right-of-way for:

(i) Winter normal conductor rating.

(ii) Emergency line loading.

(iii) Normal maximum loading.

Provide corresponding current flows, conductor ground clearance for normal maximum loading and distance from the centerline to the edge of the right-of-way. Estimates shall be made for minimum conductor height. The applicant shall also provide typical cross-section profiles of the calculated electric and magnetic field strength levels at the normal maximum loading conditions.

(b) References to the current state of knowledge concerning possible health effects of exposure to electric and magnetic field strength levels.

(c) Description of the company's consideration of electric and magnetic field strength levels, both as a general company policy and specifically in the design and siting of the transmission line project including: alternate conductor configurations and phasing, tower height, corridor location and right-of-way width.

(d) Description of the company's current procedures for addressing public inquiries regarding electric and magnetic field strength levels, including copies of informational materials and company procedures for customer electric and magnetic field strength level readings.

(3) The applicant shall discuss the aesthetic impact of the proposed facility with reference to plans and sketches, including the following:

(a) The views of the proposed facility from such sensitive vantage points as residential areas, lookout points, scenic highways, and waterways.

(b) Structure design features, as appropriate.

(c) How the proposed facility will likely affect the aesthetic quality of the site and surrounding area.

(d) Measures that will be taken to minimize any visual impacts created by the proposed facility.

(4) For electric power transmission facilities, the applicant shall provide an estimate of the level of radio and television interference from operation of the proposed facility, identify the most severely impacted areas, if any, and discuss methods of mitigation.

(F) The applicant shall provide, for each of the site/route alternatives, a description of the impact of the proposed facility on cultural resources. This description shall include potential and identified recreational areas and those districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects which are recognized by, registered with, or identified as eligible for registration by the Ohio historical society or the Ohio department of natural resources. It shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) Location studies: The applicant shall describe studies used to determine the location of cultural resources within the study corridor. Correspondence with the Ohio historical preservation office shall be included.

(2) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the construction of the proposed facility on cultural resources.

(3) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility on cultural resources.

(4) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize impact to cultural resources.

(G) The applicant shall submit data and related information on noise emissions generated by the proposed transmission line and associated facilities. Construction noise information shall be submitted for only those portions of transmission line routes requiring more than four months of actual construction time to complete in residential, commercial, and other noise-sensitive areas.

(1) Construction: To assure noise control during construction, the applicant shall estimate the nature of any intermittent, recurring, or particularly annoying sounds from the following sources:

(a) Dynamiting or blasting activities.

(b) Operation of earth moving and excavating equipment.

(c) Driving of piles.

(d) Erection of structures.

(e) Truck traffic.

(f) Installation of equipment.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the effect of noise generation due to the operation or maintenance of the transmission line and associated facilities.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe any equipment and procedures designed to mitigate noise emissions during both the site clearing and construction phase, and during the operation and maintenance of the facility to minimize noise impact.

(H) The applicant shall provide site-specific information that may be required in a particular case to adequately describe other significant issues of concern that were not addressed above. The applicant shall describe measures that were taken and/or will be taken to avoid or minimize adverse impact. The applicant shall describe public safety-related equipment and procedures that were and/or will be taken.

Effective: 01/25/2009
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, 10/10/78, 6/5/93, 8/28/98, 12/15/03

4906-15-07 Ecological impact analysis.

(A) The applicant shall provide a summary of any studies that have been made by or for the applicant on the natural environment in which the proposed facility will be located. The applicant shall conduct and report the results of a literature search, including map review, for the area within one thousand feet on each side of a transmission line alignment and the area within the immediate vicinity of a substation or compressor station site. On-site investigations shall be conducted within one hundred feet on each side of a transmission line centerline or within one hundred feet of a substation or compressor station site to characterize the potential effects of construction, operation, or maintenance of the proposed facility.

(B) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives map(s) of not less than 1:24,000 scale, including the area one thousand feet on each side of the transmission line alignment and the area within the immediate vicinity of a substation site or compressor station site. The map(s) shall include the following:

(1) Proposed transmission line alignments.

(2) Proposed substation or compressor station locations.

(3) All areas currently not developed for agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or cultural purposes including:

(a) Streams and drainage channels.

(b) Lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.

(c) Marshes, swamps, and other wetlands.

(d) Woody and herbaceous vegetation land.

(e) Locations of threatened or endangered species.

(4) Soil associations in the corridor.

(C) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives a description of each stream or body of water (and associated characteristics including floodplain) that is present and may be affected by the proposed facility, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the construction of the proposed facility on streams and bodies of water. This shall include the impacts from route clearing.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility after construction on streams and bodies of water. This shall include the permanent impacts from route clearing.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during construction of the proposed facility and during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize the impact on streams and bodies of water..

(D) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives a description of each wetland that is present and may be affected by the proposed facility. The applicant shall describe the probable impact on these wetlands, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the construction of the proposed facility on wetlands and wildlife habitat.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility after construction on wetlands and wildlife habitat. This would include the permanent impacts from route clearing and any impact to natural nesting areas.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during construction of the proposed facility and during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize the impact on wetlands and wildlife habitat.

(E) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives a description of the naturally occurring vegetation that is present and may be affected by the proposed facility. The applicant shall describe the probable impact to the environment from the clearing and disposal of this vegetation, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the construction of the proposed facility on the vegetation. This would include the impacts from route clearing, types of vegetation waste generated, and the method of disposal or dispersal.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility after construction on species described above. This would include the permanent impact from route clearing and any impact to natural nesting areas.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during construction of the proposed facility and during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize the impact on species described above.

(F) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives a description of each major species of commercial or recreational value and species designated as endangered or threatened, in accordance with U.S. and Ohio species lists, that is present and may be affected. The applicant shall describe the probable impact to the habitat of the species described above, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Construction: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the construction of the proposed facility on commercial, recreational, threatened, or endangered species. This would include the impacts from route clearing and any impact to natural nesting areas.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility after construction on species described above. This would include the permanent impact from route clearing and any impact to natural nesting areas.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during construction of the proposed facility and during the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize the impact on species described above.

(G) The applicant shall provide for each of the site/route alternatives a description of the areas with slopes and/or highly erodible soils (according to the natural resource conservation service and county soil surveys) that are present and may be affected by the proposed facility. The applicant shall describe the probable impact to these areas, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Construction: The applicant shall provide a description of the measures that will be taken to avoid or minimize erosion and sedimentation during the site clearing, access road construction, facility construction process, and any other temporary grading. If a storm water pollution prevention plan is required for the proposed facility, the applicant shall include the schedule for the preparation of this plan.

(2) Operation and maintenance: The applicant shall describe and estimate the probable impact of the operation and maintenance of the proposed facility after construction on the environment. This would include permanent impacts from sites where grading has taken place.

(3) Mitigation procedures: The applicant shall describe the mitigation procedures to be used during construction of the proposed facility and during operation and maintenance of the proposed facility to minimize the impact on the environment due to erosion from storm water run-off.

(H) The applicant shall provide site-specific information that may be required in this particular case to adequately describe other significant issues of concern that were not addressed above. The applicant shall describe measures that were taken and/or will be taken to avoid or minimize adverse impacts. The applicant shall describe public safety-related equipment and procedures that were and/or will be taken.

Replaces: Part of 4906-15-04 and 4906-15-11; Eff 10-10-78; 3-20-87; 8-28-98; 12-15-03
Rule promulgated under: RC 111.15
Rule authorized by: RC 4906.03
Rule amplifies: RC 4906.06 , 4906.03
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 09/30/2013

4906-15-08 Letter of notification requirements. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 12-15-03

4906-15-09 Construction notice requirements. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 12-15-03