(A) In accordance with this section and section 156.03 of the Revised Code, the executive director of the Ohio facilities construction commission may, on the executive director's own initiative or at the request of a state agency, enter into an installment payment contract for the implementation of one or more energy or water saving measures. If the executive director wishes an installment payment contract to be exempted from Chapter 153. of the Revised Code, the executive director shall proceed pursuant to section 156.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) Any installment payment contract under this section shall provide that all payments, except payments for repairs and obligations on termination of the contract prior to its expiration, are to be a stated percentage of calculated energy, water, or wastewater cost savings, operating costs, and avoided capital costs attributable to the one or more measures over a defined period of time and are to be made only to the extent that those calculated amounts actually occur. No such contract shall contain either of the following:
(1) A requirement of any additional capital investment or contribution of funds, other than funds available from state or federal grants;
(2) In the case of a contract for a cogeneration system described in division (B)(8) of section 156.01 of the Revised Code, a payment term longer than twenty years, and, in the case of all other contracts, a payment term longer than fifteen years.
(C) Any installment payment contract entered into under this section shall terminate no later than the last day of the fiscal biennium for which funds have been appropriated by the general assembly and shall be renewed in each succeeding fiscal biennium in which any balance of the contract remains unpaid, provided that both an appropriation for that succeeding fiscal biennium and the certification required by section 126.07 of the Revised Code are made.
(D) Any installment payment contract entered into under this section shall be eligible for financing provided through the Ohio air quality development authority under Chapter 3706. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.125, SB 315, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 03-30-1999