4906-5-04 Alternatives in certificate applications.

(A) All certificate applications for gas and electric power transmission facilities shall include fully developed information on two sites/routes. Applicants for electric power generating facilities (other than 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 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) may choose to include fully developed information on two or more sites. Each proposed site/route shall be designated as a preferred or an alternate site/route. Each proposed site/route shall be actual and a viable alternative on which the applicant could construct the proposed facility. Two routes shall be considered as alternatives if not more than twenty per cent of the routes are in common. The percentage in common shall be calculated based on the shorter of the two routes. Certificate applications may include information on additional alternatives, which may include site, route, major equipment, or other alternatives.

(B) For good cause shown, the board or the administrative law judge may waive the requirement of fully developed information on the alternative site or route designated as alternate.

(C) The information contained within the certificate application, including information on alternatives as required by this rule, shall conform to the requirements of Chapters 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17 of the Administrative Code, where applicable.

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: 1551.01, 1551.30, 4906.03, 4906.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/76, 6/10/89, 8/28/98, 12/15/03, 1/25/09