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OhioGATE: Gaining Access Through Economics with Ohio Utilities

The mission of OhioGATE is to promote, develop and increase business opportunities between diverse businesses and the Ohio utility industry.

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December 13, 2013
NCRA 2014

Save the date! The 37th Annual National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA) conference will be held Sunday, June 15, 2014 through Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in downtown Columbus. 

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Motor Carrier Safety Guidebook
Motor Carrier Safety Guidebook

The PUCO's Motor Carrier Safety Guidebook is meant to be a resource for the motor carrier community and those who would like to learn more about Ohio's laws and regulations concerning the transportation of goods, products, and people.

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Environmental Disclosure Information for EDUs and CRES Providers

The PUCO’s Environmental Disclosure Rules require competitive retail electric supply (CRES) providers and electric distribution utilities (EDUs) to supply their customers with specified environmental information in a standardized format.  Included in this format is a component which conveys regional environmental data. 

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Retail market investigation

The PUCO will hold the last of a series of stakeholder workshops considering its ongoing retail electric market investigation on Wednesday, December 11. The hearing will provide for an open dialog between commissioners and stakeholders on a variety of topics related to Ohio’s competitive retail electric market. The hearing is open to the public and will be webcast live.

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Alternative Energy Portfolio Status Reports - 2012
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Commission reviewing pilot for opting out of energy efficiency rider

Commissioners held a workshop on Nov. 15, 2012 to examine Ohio’s three year old pilot program for energy efficiency and demand side management programs. The pilot enables large industrial customers to commit to energy savings in exchange for exemptions from EE riders. The workshop included an update on applications filed to date, how the PUCO addresses them and how Ohio’s program compares to other states'. 

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Alternative Energy Portfolio Status Reports - 2011
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Ohio Home Performance Network
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Inspection Report Information & Instructions

  Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Driver – Vehicle Inspection Report INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO DRIVER AND MOTOR CARRIER The driver and vehicle listed on the accompanying inspection report form has been inspected by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The explanations below are provided

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Instructions for Notice of Apparent Violation (NAV) and Notice of Intent to Assess Forfeiture (NIF)

Instruction Sheet Notice of Apparent Violation (NAV) and Notice of Intent to Assess Forfeiture (NIF) You have received a combined "Notice of Apparent Violation" and "Notice of Intent to Assess Forfeiture" as described in Rule 4901:2-7-09, Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.). Within 30 days of receipt of this

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Explanation of Civil Penalty Procedures

The PUCO is responsible for assessing monetary penalties for serious violations found during compliance reviews, commercial motor vehicle inspections, and household goods investigations. Compliance Reviews Approximately 450 compliance reviews are conducted annually by PUCO employees. A compliance review

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Education Materials for New Hire

Education Materials for New Hire The PUCO Enforcement Division is available to conduct on site training for drivers and/or owners at safety meetings and other events. Our Motor Carrier Safety Rules Handbook  is quite useful. There is also an  education and training packet  on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety

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Examples of Private and For-Hire Carriers

Examples of Private Carriers Beverage Delivery Trucks Hardware store delivery truck Farm Vehicles Landscaper Recreational Vehicles Examples of For-Hire Carriers Truckload carriers of someone else’s goods Small package and/or LTL carriers Dump trucks if the carrier does not own aggregate

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Regulatory Contacts for Motor Carriers

Regulatory Contacts for Motor Carriers Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Compliance Division Phone: (614) 466-0351 Civil Forfeiture Penalties Safety Rules and Regulations Enforcement Division Phone: (614) 466-0369 Carrier Compliance Reviews New Entrant Carrier Safety Audits Driver/Commercial

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Transportation Links

Links to Other Government Agencies and Programs CFR 49 parts 100-185 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

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Hazardous Material Route Maps for Northeast and Central Ohio

Hazardous Materials Routes for Northeast and Central Ohio The hazmat routing maps for  Northeast  and  Central Ohio  require the  Adobe Acrobat  viewer.

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Hazardous Materials Training & Planning Grants Program

The PUCO will award grants for  the training of public safety and emergency services personnel in the proper techniques for the management of hazardous materials spills and  releases that occur during transportation. Grants are awarded on a  reimbursement basis. Although grants may be awarded to educational

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9-1-1 Council and Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board Members

9-1-1 Council and Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board Members 9-1-1 Council Ken Borror, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Columbus-Franklin County Sue Drombetta - Area Manager Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Ohio Lynne Feller, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Wooster-Wayne County Dave Ford, Telecommunciations Branch Chief, Ohio Emergency Management

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