Ohio Administrative Code
Title 4901:1 - Utilities
Chapter 4901:1-10 - Electric Companies
Section 4901:1-10-07 - Outage and accident reports

Universal Citation: OH Admin Code 4901:1-10-07

Current through all regulations passed and filed through August 26, 2022

(A) As used in this rule, "outage" means an interruption of service to:

(1) One thousand, two hundred fifty customers in an area for a projected or actual period of two hours or more.

(2) Six hundred twenty-five customers in an area for a projected or actual period of eight hours or more.

(3) One hundred or more customers in an area for a projected or actual period of twenty-four hours or more.

(4) A facility of any telephone company, electric light company, natural gas company, water-works company, or a sewage disposal system company, as defined in section 4905.03 of the Revised Code and including a company that is operated not-for-profit, or owned or operated by a municipal corporation, when an interruption to that facility for a projected period of four hours or more, affects or will affect public safety.

(5) Any police department, fire department, hospital, or countywide 9-1-1 system, for a projected period of four hours or more.

As used in this paragraph, "area" means the electric utility's certified territory within a county or all adjoining municipalities and townships in an electric utility's certified territory.

(B) Each electric utility shall immediately report each outage to the commission's outage coordinator in a format prescribed by the outage coordinator.

(C) Each electric utility shall immediately notify the director of the service monitoring and enforcement department, or his or her designee, of any accidents within thirty minutes after discovery unless notification within that time is impracticable under the circumstances. As used in this rule, an "accident" is any event involving contact with energized utility electric lines or facilities which results in a death or an injury requiring hospitalization.

Replaces: 4901:1-10-07

Effective: 11/1/2021
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/30/2026
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4905.22, 4905.04, 4928.06, 4928.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4905.06, 4905.22, 4905.28, 4928.11
Prior Effective Dates: 07/01/1999, 09/18/2000, 01/01/2004, 06/29/2009, 12/20/2014

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