(1) Every public utility shall file an annual report with the public utilities commission. The report shall be filed at the time and in the form prescribed by the commission, shall be duly verified, and shall cover the yearly period fixed by the commission. The commission shall prescribe the character of the information to be embodied in the annual report, and shall furnish to each public utility a blank form for it. Every public utility also shall file a copy of the annual report with the office of the consumers' counsel; the copy shall be filed at the same time that the original is filed with the commission. If any annual report filed with the commission is defective or erroneous, the commission may order that it be amended within a prescribed time. Any amendments made pursuant to such an order shall be filed with the commission and with the office of the consumers' counsel. Each annual report filed with the commission shall be preserved in the office of the commission. The commission may, at any time, require specific answers to questions upon which it desires information.
(a) Except as provided in division (A)(2)(b) of this section, in the case of a telephone company, including a wireless service provider, the annual report shall be limited to information necessary for the commission to calculate the assessment provided for in section 4905.10 of the Revised Code. The commission shall protect any confidential information in every company and provider report.
(b) With respect to a telephone company subject to section 4905.71 of the Revised Code, the commission shall adopt rules that require such a telephone company to also include in the annual report information required by the commission to calculate pole attachment and conduit occupancy rates and any other information the commission determines necessary and requires by rule for the commission to fulfill its responsibility under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code.
(B) On the first day of July and the first day of November of each year, each gas company and natural gas company shall file with the commission a report in quintuplicate stating:
(1) The total demand, stated in terms of cubic feet, that the company projects will be expected of the company for the following twelve months;
(2) The pertinent details of supply contracts with pipeline companies and producers for the following twelve months that they have executed and the quantity of the gas that they will possess in storage and will be available for delivery as of the first day of July and the first day of November;
(3) Where it appears from a comparison of the information reported in division (B)(1) of this section with that reported in division (B)(2) of this section that the total demand projected by the company for the twelve months following the date of the report will exceed the ability of the company to furnish it, the means which the company intends to employ in order to prevent any interruption or curtailment of service.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.43, SB 162, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.
Effective Date: 01-01-2001