126-1-01 Procedure for giving reasonable public notice of the adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules promulgated under Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.

(A) Methods of providing public notice

Not later than thirty days prior to the date set for a public hearing, the office of budget and management shall give public notice of its intention to consider the adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules subject to promulgation under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code by:,

(1) Publishing a public notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Columbus, Ohio;

(2) Posting through the day of the hearing a copy of the public notice on a bulletin board at the office of budget and management; and

(3) Posting through the day of the hearing a copy of the public notice on the internet site of the office of budget and management.

(B) Contents of public notice

The public notice shall include:

(1) A statement of the intention of the office of budget and management to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule;

(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded or a general statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates;

(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule; and

(4) The date, time, and place of the hearing on the proposed rule.

(C) Requests for copies of public notice

The office of budget and management shall provide a copy of the public notice to any person who requests it and pays a reasonable fee not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing. The request shall be directed to the office of budget and management, 30 East Broad Street, 34th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0411, telephone (614) 644-8823, TDD (614) 466-1574 or facsimile (FAX) number (614)644-5400, attention: legal counsel and shall include the name and mailing address, electronic mailing address, or facsimile (FAX) number of the person desiring the copy of the public notice. The office of budget and management shall maintain a mailing list of all persons who request the public notice and shall send a copy of the public notice by United States mail, electronic mail, or facsimile (FAX) to all persons whose names are included on the mailing list.

(D) Special parking, access or accommodation needs

Any person planning to attend the public hearing who has special parking, building access, or other accommodation needs may contact the office of budget and management at 614-644-8823 or TDD 614-466-1574 prior to the hearing to advise the office of budget and management of those needs.

(E) Other notice by the office of budget and management

In addition to the public notice, the office of budget and management may give whatever other notice it considers necessary of its intention to consider the adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules subject to promulgation under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. Such other notice may include sending a copy of the public notice and such other information that the office of budget and management considers appropriate by United States mail, interoffice mail, electronic mail or facsimile (FAX) to the head or fiscal officer of each affected state agency.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/1/2002 and 10/01/2007

Promulgated Under: 111.15

Statutory Authority: R.C. 119.03(A)(4)

Rule Amplifies: R.C. 119.03(A)(4)

Prior Effective Dates: 09/15/75; 10/24/97