(A) As specified in section 5713.26 of the Revised Code, if an owner violates rules 1501:3-10-01 to 1501:3-10-06 of the Administrative Code, the chief shall issue a notice of violation to the owner at least one hundred eighty days prior to notifying the county auditor of such violation. The chief shall offer the owner an opportunity to meet with division representatives informally for the purpose of resolving alleged violations. If the parties can agree to a resolution of the alleged violations, then a written memorandum setting forth the terms of the agreement shall be prepared and signed by the owner and the chief. This memorandum shall become part of the approved forest management plan and execution of the terms shall commence before the end of the one hundred eighty day period.
(B) A notice of violation may be issued for any of the following reasons:
(1) The certified eligible tract, lot or parcel or portion of the certified land thereof is converted to a use which precludes or is inconsistent with management of the land for production of a merchantable forest product;
(2) The owner fails to comply with the approved management plan for such tract, lot or parcel at any time during the commitment period.
(3) The owner fails to attend forest owner training as required in paragraph (H) of rule 1501:3-10-02 of the Administrative Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 05/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1503.01 , 5713.24
Rule Amplifies: 5713.24
Prior Effective Dates: 2/16/93, 1/9/04