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Chapter 4901:5-17 | Governor's Emergency Powers

Rule 4901:5-17-02 | Governor's emergency powers.

For any type or level of energy emergency declared under the provisions of section 4935.03 of the Revised Code, the governor shall have the power to take any of the following actions:

(A) Restrict the energy consumption of state and local government offices and industrial and commercial establishments.

(B) Restrict or curtail public or private transportation, or require or encourage the use of car pools or mass transit systems.

(C) Order any electric light, natural gas or gas, or pipeline company; any supplier subject to certification under section 4928.08 of the Revised Code or section 4929.20 of the Revised Code; electric power or gas utility that is owned by a municipal corporation or not-for-profit; coal producer or supplier; electric power producer or marketer; or petroleum fuel producer, refiner, wholesale distributor, or retail dealer to sell electricity, gas, coal, or petroleum fuel in order to alleviate hardship or, if possible, to acquire or produce emergency supplies to meet emergency needs.

(D) Order other energy conservation or emergency energy production or distribution measures to be taken in order to alleviate hardship.

(E) Mobilize emergency management, national guard, law enforcement, or emergency medical services.

Last updated July 17, 2023 at 12:13 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4935.03
Amplifies: 4935.03
Five Year Review Date: 6/26/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 6/24/1978, 4/16/1987, 8/17/2002