(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:
(c) Bus arrangement and structures.
(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.
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