In response to the state of emergency declared by Governor DeWine, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an Entry on April 8, 2020 in Case No. 20-591-AU-UNC waiving certain provisions of Ohio Adm.Code 4901-1-02 and Ohio Adm.Code 4901-1-24 in order to permit the electronic filing of documents for which protective or confidential treatment is requested. The Commission adopted a confidential submission protocol in Attachment A to the April 8, 2020 Entry. The confidential submission protocol requires, among other things, that confidential documents be electronically filed in Case No. 20-2000-XX-XXX and include a Confidential Electronically Filed Document Cover Sheet.
Failure to confidential documents in accordance with the adopted confidential submission protocols may result in publication of intended confidential information.
- Attachment A included in the April 8, 2020 Entry in Case Nos. 20-591-AU-UNC and 20-2000-XX-XXX
- Instructions for the e-filing of confidential documents
- Confidential Electronically Filed Document Cover Sheet
The PUCO will continue to receive mailed confidential records during the emergency and will accept in-person filings by appointment only. Appropriate safety measures, such as masks and social distancing, will be strictly required. Call the Docketing Division at (614) 466-4095 to schedule an appointment.
Need help or have questions? Please contact the PUCO Docketing Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 466-4095.
PUCO Docketing hours: Pursuant to Ohio Adm.Code 4901-1-02, the Docketing Division accepts filings from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. However, during the COVID-19 emergency, the Docketing Division will respond to email at email@example.com during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may call the Docketing office at (614) 466-4095 during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Confidential filing disclaimer:
By submitting confidential documents to DIS you agree to the following:
The PUCO is not responsible for publication of documents deemed to be confidential to the Docketing Information System (DIS) that are not filed in compliance with the required confidential submission protocol in Attachment A from the Entry issued by the Commission on April 8, 2020 in Case No. 20-591-AU-UNC. Confidential information being electronically filed in DIS must be filed with a completed Confidential Electronically Filed Document Cover Sheet, a document type of confidential document, descriptive language that includes the word "confidential" in the document card summary filed, and filed in Case No. 20-2000-XX-XXX exclusively. Failure to file such confidential documents in accordance with the confidential submission protocols may result in publication and incur liability for your or the organization holding the trade secret under Ohio law for misappropriation or other liability for disclosure of confidential information.