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Rule 4906-3-13 | Construction and operation.


(A) The standard certificate application shall be filed no more than five years prior to the planned date of commencement of construction. The five-year period may be waived by the board for good cause shown.

(B) The applicant shall notify the board of the date on which construction will begin, the date on which construction was completed, and the date on which the facility began commercial operation.

(C) The certificate shall become invalid if the applicant has not commenced a continuous course of construction of the proposed facility within five years of the date of issuance of the certificate.

(D) If any changes are made to the project layout after the certificate is issued, all changes shall be provided to staff in hard copy and as geographically-referenced electronic data. All changes outside the environmental survey areas and any changes within environmentally-sensitive areas are subject to staff review and acceptance prior to construction in those areas.

(E) Within sixty days after the commencement of commercial operation, the applicant shall submit to staff a copy of the as-built drawings for the entire facility. The applicant shall use reasonable efforts to provide as-built drawings in both hard copy and as geographically-referenced electronic data.

(F) Within six months of commencement of operation of the facility, the applicant shall register the as-built locations of the underground electric lines or gas pipelines referenced in the application with the Ohio utilities protection service. The applicant shall also register with the Ohio oil and gas producers underground protection service, if it operates in the project area. Confirmation of registration(s) shall be provided to the board.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4906.03, 4906.20
Amplifies: 4906.03, 4906.10, 4906.13, 4906.20
Five Year Review Date: 11/25/2021