An application shall be deemed unacceptable by the director if it is found to have incomplete or insufficient information for proper evaluation of the development, improvement or activity upon lake Erie submerged lands. The applicant shall be notified by the director if the application is unacceptable within sixty days of its receipt by the director. Upon receipt of said notification, the applicant may resubmit a new application for evaluation. The director must, within a reasonable period of time, process the application.
When the director finds that the effort to supplement the information on the application will be unavailing and that the application is not in accordance with the requirements of section 1506.10 and 1506.11 of the Revised Code and applicable rules, or that the applicant failed to respond to request for information within sixty days of notice, the director shall issue an order denying the application for a submerged lands lease, and shall notify the applicant of the opportunity for a hearing pursuant to section 119.06 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.