(A) The public utilities commission shall establish reasonable procedures for expedited discovery in any proceeding initiated to consider a transition plan filed under section 4928.31 of the Revised Code.
(B) Not later than forty-five days after the date on which an electric utility files a transition plan under section 4928.31 of the Revised Code, any person having a real and substantial interest in the transition plan may file with the commission preliminary objections to the transition plan, which shall identify with specificity issues pertaining to any aspect of the transition plan, and any such person may propose specific responses to those issues. The commission shall address those objections and responses in its final order. In addition, not later than ninety days after the plan's filing, the commission staff shall file with the commission a report of its recommendations with respect to the plan. Prior to commission approval of the plan, the commission shall afford a hearing upon those aspects of the plan that the commission determines reasonably require a hearing.
(C) The commission shall maintain a complete record of all proceedings relative to a transition plan filed under section 4928.31 of the Revised Code and shall issue and file with the record of the case findings of fact and written opinions setting forth the reasons for any modification to or its approval of a transition plan.
Effective Date: 10-05-1999 .