Natural gas companies in Ohio are required to follow the Minimum Gas Service Standards, which are set and enforced by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. These rules are found in chapter 4901:1-13 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
The standards set connection requirements, safety standards, billing standards, service requirements, and other general standards.
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In 1995 Ohio passed legislation requiring that all state agencies perform life-cycle cost analyses prior to the construction of new buildings, and energy consumption analyses prior to new leases. Both analyses are to be primary considerations in either building design or leasing decisions. The State Architect’s Office of Energy Services (SAO-ES) was created within the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to assist in this process and develop rules governing energy efficiency in new construction and the purchase of equipment.
Innovation Ohio Loan Program provides loans for acquisition, construction, and related costs of technology, facilities, and equipment purchase. The Ohio Department of Development’s (Development) IOF Loan is targeted at companies having difficulty securing funds from conventional sources due to technical and commercial risk factors associated with the development of a new product or service. The IOF Loan may finance up to 75% of allowable project costs with loans ranging in size from $500,000 to $1,500,000 and a term period of 4 to 7 years.
Supply Chain Development programs are focused on targeted industries that have significant growth opportunities for Ohio's existing manufacturing sector from emerging energy resources and technologies. The Office of Energy is currently working on developing the supply chains for the wind, solar, nuclear and natural gas industries. Strategic support has been provided to GLWN and Energy Industries of Ohio and has resulted in hundreds of Ohio businesses receiving assistance to strengthen their core competencies to be matched with global OEMs.
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides rules and guidelines for landfills, including those that treat waste to generate electricity. The law provides information for permitting, installing, maintaining, monitoring, and closing landfills. There are no special provisions or exemptions for landfills used to generate electricity. However, the law does apply to landfills that do generate electricity or biogas.
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides general regulations regarding hazardous waste, including landfills. Specific passages refer to the treatment of hazardous waste from landfills for the recovery of energy, including exempting such facilities from treatment fees.
For more information, see the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Materials and Waste Management.
The Hamilton County, Ohio, Home Improvement Program (HIP) was originally initiated in 2002, and then reinstated in May 2008. The HIP loan allows homeowners in Hamilton County communities to borrow money to repair or remodel homes or rental property at interest rates 3% below the lowest rate a bank would normally offer. The following banks participate: Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, KeyBank, North Side Bank and First Safety Bank. The HIP loan is usually structured as a home equity loan, secured by a second mortgage on the property. Credit requirements apply.