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Power siting rules and statutes

Rulemaking update

New OPSB rules in Ohio Administrative Code 4906-1 through 4906-7 became effective on December 11, 2015. The new rules replace the rules in Ohio Administrative Code 4906-1, 4906-5, 4906-7, 4906-9, 4906-11, 4906-13, 4906-15, and 4906-17.

Proposed rules regarding Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08 reflecting statutory changes to the setback requirements for applications to construct wind-powered electric generation facilities are pending review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). Until such time as they are reviewed by JCARR and take effect, Ohio Administrative Code 4906-13-04, 4906-13-07, 4906-17-05, and 4906-17-08 shall remain in effect. Please refer to the Second Finding and Order and Adopted Rules issued on November 12, 2015 in case number 12-1981-GE-BRO for additional details.

OPSB application requirement matrices

Stakeholder informal workshop on wind rules

On Jan. 29, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) staff held an informal wind power stakeholder workshop to gather information and obtain potential solutions to a range of concerns raised in the OPSB's most recent rulemaking docket (case number 12-1981-GE-BRO). During the informal workshop, stakeholders commented on specific issues outlined in finding (18) of the OPSB's second finding and order and recommended revisions to proposed Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08 as attached to the order

New rules by chapter

Applications filed on or after December 11, 2015 are subject to the new rules listed below. Rescinded, pending, and final-filed rules may be viewed on the Register of Ohio website.

Chapter

Rule name

4906-1

General Provisions

4906-2

Procedures in Case before the Board

4906-3

Certificate Applications Generally

4906-4

Certificate Applications for Electric Generation Facilities

4906-5

Certificate Applications for Electric Transmission Facilities and Gas Pipelines

4906-6

Accelerated Certificate Applications

4906-7

Enforcement Investigations and Payment of Forfeitures

Sections remaining in place pending JCARR review of proposed Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08

Section

Rule name

4906-13-04

Applications for Certificates for Electric Generation Facilities: Technical Data

4906-13-07

Applications for Certificates for Electric Generation Facilities: Social and Ecological Data

4906-17-05

Application Filing Requirements for Wind-Powered Electric Generating Facilities: Technical Data

4906-17-08

Application Filing Requirements for Wind-Powered Electric Generating Facilities: Social and Ecological Data

Original rules by chapter

Applications filed prior to December 11, 2015 remain subject to the rules listed below.

Chapter

Rule name

4906-1

General Provisions

4906-5

Certificate Applications

4906-7

Procedure

4906-9

Enforcement Investigations

4906-11

Notification Requirements

4906-13

Applications for Certificates for Electric Generation Facilities

4906-15

Applications for Certificates for Electric, Gas, or Natural Gas Transmission Facilities

4906-17

Application Filing Requirements for Wind-Powered Electric Generating Facilities