1501-2-11 Public participation.

(A) Upon accepting a completed application for a diversion permit required by section 1501.32 of the Revised Code, the director shall notify local officials in the counties from which the water is proposed to be exported and to which the water is proposed to be imported, including but not limited to county commissioners, township trustees, and mayors or managers of municipalities, that the application has been received and accepted as complete. Upon determining that other counties will also be impacted by the proposed diversion, the director shall notify local officials in these counties as well. The director shall provide additional information regarding the proposed diversion to local officials upon request.

(B) Upon accepting a completed application for a diversion permit required by section 1501.32 of the Revised Code, the director shall make a reasonable effort, through the issuance of news releases or other appropriate means determined by the director, to notify the general public throughout the state of Ohio that the application has been received and accepted as complete. The director shall provide additional information regarding the proposed diversion to members of the general public upon request.

(C) Upon determining that adequate interest exists among local officials and members of the general public, the director shall conduct a public meeting within sixty days from the time notification is made pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, in order to further explain the proposal and to solicit comments.

(D) The director shall accept written comments regarding the proposed diversion from local officials and the general public for sixty days from the time notification is made pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2005 and 10/13/2010

Promulgated Under: 111.15

Statutory Authority: R.C. 1501.31

Rule Amplifies: R.C. 1501.32

Prior Effective Dates: 11/28/2000