(A) The parties to a certification proceeding shall include:
(1) The applicant;
(2) Each person entitled to receive service of a copy of the application under division (B) of section 4906.06 of the Revised Code, if the person has filed with the power siting board a notice of intervention as a party, within thirty days after the date the person was served with a copy of the application;
(3) Any person residing in a municipal corporation or county entitled to receive service of a copy of the application under division (B) of section 4906.06 of the Revised Code and any other person, if the person has petitioned the board for leave to intervene as a party within thirty days after the date of publication of the notice required by division (C) of section 4906.06 of the Revised Code, and if that petition has been granted by the board for good cause shown.
(B) The board , in extraordinary circumstances for good cause shown, may grant a petition, for leave to intervene as a party to participate in subsequent phases of the proceeding, that is filed by a person identified in division (A)(2) or (3) of this section that failed to file a timely notice of intervention or petition for leave to intervene, as the case may be.
(C) The board shall accept written or oral testimony from any person at the public hearing, but the right to call and examine witnesses shall be reserved for parties. However, the board may adopt rules to exclude repetitive, immaterial, or irrelevant testimony.
Effective Date: 04-07-2004 .