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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 Rescinded, pending, and final-filed rules may be viewed on the Register of Ohio website.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 Name

Applies to 


General Provisions

All cases


Procedures in Case before the Board

All cases


Certificate Applications Generally

Standard certificate applications


Certificate Applications for Electric Generation Facilities 

Pending JCARR review of proposed Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08, applicants must also fulfill the requirements of the four existing rules listed below:

Standard certificate applications


Certificate Applications for Electric Transmission Facilities and Gas Pipelines

Standard certificate applications


Accelerated Certificate Applications

Accelerated certificate applications


Enforcement Investigations and Payment of Forfeitures

All cases

Previous rules by chapter

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


Rule name


General Provisions


Certificate Applications




Enforcement Investigations


Notification Requirements


Applications for Certificates for Electric Generation Facilities


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


Application Filing Requirements for Wind-Powered Electric Generating Facilities