Chapter 1501:1-17 Board of Unreclaimed Strip Mined Lands
Public notice of a hearing on the adoption, amendment, or rescission of a rule, to be conducted by the council on unreclaimed strip mined lands shall be given in the register of Ohio as required by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The website for the register of Ohio is www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/. Said notice shall be given at least thirty days prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the council's intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule, and shall include a synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded or a general statement of the subject matter to which such rule relates, a statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule, and the date, time, and place of a hearing on the proposed action, which shall not be earlier than the thirty-first nor later than the fortieth day after the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission is filed. The notice shall also state the place from which a copy of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded may be obtained. The council shall provide a copy of the public notice to anyone who requests it and pays a reasonable fee, not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing.
Notice of all public meetings of the council on unreclaimed strip mined lands shall be given in accordance with the following procedure:
(A) Any person may determine (be informed of) the time and place of regularly scheduled meetings or the time, place and purpose of any special meeting by calling on the telephone the office of the chief of the division of mineral resources management or by checking the schedule posted on the division's website, http://minerals.ohiodnr.gov/.
(B) Any person may obtain advance notice of all meetings at which any specific type of public business is to be discussed by identifying the type of public business for which he or she desires to be notified and by supplying the chief of the division of mineral resources management with an electronic mail address or with stamped self-addressed envelopes. The chief will e-mail or mail to such person a notice of the time, place, and type of business to be discussed at the meeting at least four calendar days before the meeting is scheduled unless the meeting is an emergency meeting.
(C) The chief of the division of mineral resources management will maintain a list of representatives of the news media who have requested in writing notice of special or emergency meetings. The chief shall e-mail or mail such representatives notice at least four days before special meetings or shall telephone notice at least twenty-four hours before special meetings. In the event of an emergency meeting, the representative of the news media who has requested notification of emergency meetings shall be notified immediately of the time, place and purpose of the meeting. News media requesting notice pursuant to this paragraph shall supply the chief with the name, electronic mail address or mailing address, and telephone number of the representative to be contacted.
(D) The council on unreclaimed strip mined lands shall provide the chief of the division of mineral resources management with the time, place, and purpose of meetings requiring public notice under the provision of this rule within sufficient time to enable the chief to comply with the provisions of this rule.
Minutes of all meetings of the council on unreclaimed strip mined lands will be promptly recorded and shall be open to public inspection during working hours at the office of the chief of the division of mineral resources management.