Every public utility having any equipment on, over, or under any street or highway shall, subject to section 4951.04 of the Revised Code, for a reasonable compensation, permit the use of such equipment by any other public utility whenever the public utilities commission determines, as provided in section 4905.51 of the Revised Code, that public convenience, welfare, and necessity require such use or joint use, and that such use or joint use will not result in irreparable injury to the owner or other users of such equipment or any substantial detriment to the service to be rendered by such owners or other users.
In case of failure to agree upon such use or joint use, or upon the conditions or compensation for such use or joint use, any public utility may apply to the commission, and if after investigation the commission ascertains that the public convenience, welfare, and necessity require such use or joint use and that it would not result in irreparable injury to the owner or other users of such property or equipment or in any substantial detriment to the service to be rendered by such owner or other users, the commission shall direct that such use or joint use be permitted and prescribe reasonable conditions and compensation for such joint use.
Such use or joint use so ordered shall be permitted and such conditions and compensation so prescribed shall be the lawful conditions and compensation to be observed, followed, and paid, subject to recourse to the courts by any interested party as provided in Chapters 4901., 4903., 4905., 4907., 4909., 4921., 4923., and 4927. of the Revised Code. The commission may revoke or revise any such order.
Cite as R.C. § 4905.51
History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.43, SB 162, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953