4906-5-03 Form and content of certificate applications.

(A) In addition to the requirements of Chapter 4906-1 of the Administrative Code, the following conditions apply to certificate applications:

(1) Each page of the certificate application shall be numbered.

(2) Copies of the certificate application shall be submitted in hard-cover, loose-leaf binders labeled with the following information.

(a) Name of applicant.

(b) Name of the proposed facility or wind farm.

(c) Year of submittal of the certificate application.

(3) Each certificate application shall be accompanied by a cover letter containing the following information:

(a) Name and address of the applicant.

(b) Name and location of the proposed facility or wind farm.

(c) Name and address of the applicant's authorized representative.

(d) An explanation of any information that was presented by the applicant in the preapplication notification letter that has been revised by the applicant since the issuance of the letter.

(e) Notarized statement that the information contained in the certificate application is complete and correct to the best knowledge, information and belief of the applicant.

(B) The information contained within the certificate application shall conform to the requirements of Chapter 4906-13, 4906-15, or 4906-17 of the Administrative Code, whichever is applicable, except that a certificate application for a major utility facility which is related to a coal research and development project as defined in section 1555.01 of the Revised Code, or to a coal development project as defined in section 1551.30 of the Revised Code, submitted to the Ohio coal development office for review under division (B)(8) of section 1551.33 of the Revised Code, shall be the full final proposal as accepted by the Ohio coal development office.

(C) The scale of all maps required by Chapters 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17 of the Administrative Code may be reduced in a scale not to exceed a factor of four times the required scale provided that the applicant supplies:

(1) For staff review, five full-scale copies of all maps required by Chapters 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17 of the Administrative Code to the board at the time of submitting the certificate application.

(2) A full-scale copy of all maps required by Chapters 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17 of the Administrative Code to:

(a) All persons referenced in rule 4906-5-06 of the Administrative Code.

(b) All persons who shall thereafter become parties to the proceedings.

(3) All copies of the application that contain reduced-size maps shall also contain information on how to request full-size maps (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address).

(D) For purposes of Chapters 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17 of the Administrative Code, the costs and benefits of the direct and indirect effects of siting decisions shall be expressed in monetary and quantitative terms whenever doing so is practicable. All responses shall be supported by:

(1) An indication of the source of data.

(2) The assumptions made.

(3) The methods of reaching the conclusions.

(4) The justification for selection of alternatives.

Effective: 05/07/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4906.03 , 4906.20
Rule Amplifies: 4906.03 , 4906.20
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/76, 6/10/89, 8/28/98, 12/15/03, 1/25/09