COVID-19 Updates

Many clients have turned to us for guidance on implementing directives of local, state, and national governmental authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have created this site to catalogue and monitor these directives as applicable to Ohio and Illinois. This site also monitors regulatory filings submitted in direct response to the pandemic. We will update the site regularly. 

 

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Last Updated: May 6, 2020

Supreme Court Administrative Actions

Date Description Description Action Document FAQ
3/27/2020 Supreme Court of Ohio Administrative Actions, 2020-Ohio-1166 in response to Am. Sub. H.B. 197 signed by Governor DeWine to provide emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tolling of Time Requirements Imposed by Rules Promulgated by the Supreme Court and Use of Technology. Order FAQ

Court Orders

Date Court Description General Order  NO. Document
4/3/2020 Southern District of Ohio Extends operative effect of orders 20-02 20-04 and 20-05 regarding procedures and jury trials in response to the National Emergencies Act and Governor DeWine’s declared state of emergency for Ohio. 20-08 View Document
4/3/2020 Southern District of Ohio proceedings in which video and telephone conferencing can be used and the circumstances under which the technology can be used. 20-07A View Document
4/6/2020 Southern District of Ohio The suspension of personal service of process by the United States Marshal’s service. 20-09 View Document
4/6/2020 Southern District of Ohio Procedures regarding recently filed pro hac vice and certificates of good standing. 20-10 View Document
4/29/2020 Potter Steward Courthouse The Court has issued General Order 20-14 In Re: Re-Opening of the Potter Stewart Courthouse. Please follow the link to view. 20-14 General Order

Utility Filings

Company Filing Description Filing Date Case No. Case Link
The East Ohio Gas Company DBA Dominion Energy Ohio Motion for Suspension During the Declared State of Emergency and Related Matters. 3/17/2020 20-0600-GA-UNC View Case
Ohio Power Company

Application of Ohio Power Company for Approval of its Temporary Plan for Addressing the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Additional Filings:

1. Motion to Intervene- Industrial Energy Users Ohio 3/23/20

2. Amended Application 3/24/2020

3/17/2020 20-0602-EL-UNC View Case
Ohio Power Company

Application of Ohio Power Company for Waiver of Tariffs and Rules Related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Additional Filings:

1.     Motion to Intervene- Industrial Energy Users Ohio 3/23/20

2.     Amended Application 3/24/2020

3/17/2020 20-0603-EL-WVR View Case
Ohio Power Company

Application of Ohio Power Company for Approval of Certain Accounting Authority.

Additional Filings:

1.     Motion to Intervene- Industrial Energy Users Ohio 3/23/20

2.     Amended Application 3/24/2020

3/17/2020 20-0604-EL-AAM View Case
Columbia Gas Motion to Suspend Procedures and Processes During the Declared State of Emergency 3/18/2020 20-0637-GA-UNC View Case
Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. Motion of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. to suspend certain requirements for the duration of the State of Emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-01D. 3/19/2020 20-0599-GE-UNC View Case
Ohio Power Company Motion of Industrial Energy Users-Ohio for Leave to Intervene and Memorandum in Support. 3/23/2020 20-0602-EL-UNC View Case
Ohio Power Company Motion of Industrial Energy Users-Ohio for Leave to Intervene and Memorandum in Support. 3/23/2020 20-0603-EL-WVR View Case
Ohio Power Company Motion of Industrial Energy Users-Ohio for Leave to Intervene and Memorandum in Support. 3/23/2020 20-0604-EL-AAM View Case
The Dayton Power and Light Company

DP&L Request for Approval of its Temporary Plan for Addressing the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Additional Filings:

1.     Motion to Intervene Industrial Energy Users Ohio 3/26/20

3/23/2020 20-0650-EL-AAM 20-0651-EL-UNC  20-0652-EL-WVR View Case
Ohio Power Company Motion of Ohio Power Company for Waivers and Request for Expedited Ruling. 3/24/2020 20-0501-EL-FOR View Case
AEP Ohio Transco Motion of AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. For Waivers and Request for Expedited Waivers. 3/24/2020 20-1501-EL-FOR View Case
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. In the Matter of the Operations of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. During the Declared State of Emergency and Related Matters: Motion for Suspension or Modification. 3/24/2020 20-0649-GA-UNC View Case
Suburban Natural Gas Company Suburban Natural Gas Company requests an order that authorizes it to suspend or modify certain policies, practices, tariff provisions and waive any applicable Commission requirements. 3/30/2020 20-0664-GA-UNC View Case
The Dayton Power and Light Company Procedural Schedule 4/24/20 Detail View Case

 

PUCO Orders and Filings

Date Issued: 3/17/2020

Case No.: 20-0591-AU-UNC Case: View Case Document: View Document

Description: Entry directing all public utilities under its jurisdiction to suspend in-person, actual meter readings in circumstances where a meter is located inside a customer’s home or similar location, as well as all other non-essential functions that may create unnecessary COVID-19 risks associated with social contact. Additionally, the Commission clarifies that requests for accounting authority or incremental cost recovery related to the emergency will be addressed in each utility’s individual case by subsequent entry.

Additional Filing:

1.     Entry directing that the completion deadlines for all grade crossing improvement projects should be suspended for the duration of the emergency.  3/25/20

Date Issued: 3/17/2020

Case No.: 20-0601-GE-UNC Case: View Case Document: View Document

Description: Administrative Law Judge Entry setting directives to ensure the continued orderly flow of the Board’s business and to mitigate risks of spreading COVID-19 through social contact during the state of emergency.

Additional Filing:

1.     Entry directing that certain provisions of Ohio Adm. Code Chapter 4906-2 be waived in order to permit the electronic filing of documents for which protective or confidential treatment is requested.

Date Issued: 4/8/20

Case No.: 20-591-AU-UNC Case: View Procedures Document: View Documents
Description: The Commission entry provides for new emergency procedures for electronic filing of confidential documents.

 

Date Issued: 4/16/20

Case No.: 20-2000-XX-XXX Case: View Procedures Document: View Documents
Description: E-filing confidential documents during the declared state of emergency.

Date Issued: 5/5/20

Case No.: 20-2000-XX-XXX Case: View Procedures Document: View Documents
Description: Administrative Law Judge Entry suspending electronic filing of confidential documents and ordering the same be filed by mail.

Date Issued: 5/5/20

Case No.: 20-0591-AU-UNC Case: View Procedures Document: View Documents
Description: Administrative Law Judge Entry suspending electronic filing of confidential documents and ordering the same be filed by mail.

Date Issued: 5/6/20

Case No.: 20-0602-EL-UNC Case: Detail Document: Order
Description: Finding and Order

Date Issued: 5/6/20

Case No.: 20-0603-EL-WVR Case: Detail Document: Order
Description: Finding and Order

Date Issued: 5/6/20

Case No.: 20-0604-EL-AAM Case:Detail Document: Order
Description: Finding and Order

Date Issued: 5/6/20

Case No.: 20-0734-EL-AEC Case: Detail Document: Order
Description: Finding and Order

Governor’s Executive Orders & Bills

Date Governor’s Order Link
3/9/2020 Executive Order 2020-01D E.O. 2020-01D
3/14/2020 Executive Order 2020-02D E.O. 2020-02D
3/17/2020 Executive Order 2020-03D E.O.2020-03D
3/17/2020 Executive Order 2020-04D E.O. 2020-04D
3/19/2020 Executive Order 2020-05D E.O. 2020-05D
3/22/2020 Stay at Home Order Stay-At-Home Order
3/27/2020 House Bill 197 H.B. 197
4/29/2020 Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 resources Responsible Restart Ohio