On or before the first day of August of each even-numbered year , the director of the Ohio coal development office established under section 1551.32 of the Revised Code shall submit to the governor and the general assembly an Ohio coal development agenda. Prior to each submission, the office shall solicit public comment on the agenda to give interested parties an opportunity to comment on the agenda. The director shall consider any public comments received prior to the agenda's submission. The agenda shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(A) A characterization of Ohio coal, constraints on its maximum use, and opportunities for overcoming those constraints;
(B) A characterization of the current and potential markets for Ohio coal, constraints on increased market demand for it, and opportunities for overcoming those constraints;
(C) Identification of each of the office's programs and its correspondence to the purposes of the office;
(D) A description of the office's current projects that includes the status of each project and a specific description of the office's activities in all of the following areas:
(1) Commercialization of available technology;
(2) Marketplace adoption of that technology;
(3) Enhancement of user markets for Ohio coal.
(E) The types of projects to be funded in the succeeding biennium;
(F) Anticipated expenditures for, the relative priority of, and the potential benefits of each type of project to be funded in the succeeding biennium;
(G) The results obtained from completed projects and dissemination of those results;
(H) A fiscal report of the office's activities under sections 1551.30 to 1551.35 and Chapter 1555. of the Revised Code during the preceding biennium;
(I) The criteria used to select the office's specific types of projects. The criteria shall consider all of the following:
(1) A project's relationship to and support of the office's purposes;
(2) The technology involved, its applicability to Ohio coal, and its potential rate and probability of marketplace adoption;
(3) The commercial readiness of a project's facility, technology, or equipment;
(4) The cost and relative risk to the state and the participation of other investors or interested parties in a project's financing;
(5) The likelihood that results of a project would not be achieved in the absence of the office's assistance.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 486, §1, eff. 9/16/2014.
Effective Date: 09-14-2000