5117.04 Right of qualified residential customers to receive credit or payment.

(A) Every energy company and energy dealer, at least once during June, and once during August, shall begin to distribute to each of its residential heating customers a plain and clear notice, printed in ten-point type on a sheet or card on which no other words appear on either the front or back, that states the right of qualified residential customers to receive a credit or payment under the Ohio energy credit program and that explains in detail, in a fashion reasonably calculated to inform, the relevant mechanisms established under sections 5117.01 to 5117.12 of the Revised Code to effectuate that right. The notice shall also contain, in ten-point boldface type, the following statement: "The right of eligible customers to receive a credit against utility bills or a payment for energy bills is provided in legislation (House Bill 657) passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor."

(B) The director of development shall cause to be printed notices of the type specified in division (A) of this section and application forms in sufficient quantity for distribution. The director shall maintain a system for distributing application forms to appropriate public locations. The distribution system shall be designed to make application forms available to as many qualified persons as possible.

(C) The director shall arrange for the establishment of a toll-free telephone number to enable all persons in this state to make inquiries and obtain information concerning the credits or payments.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000