(A) "Adjudication hearing" means a trial-type proceeding at which the parties may introduce evidence relevant to the resolution of disputed issues of fact.
(B) "Appellant" means a person, claiming to be aggrieved or adversely affected by an order of the chief of the division of mineral resources management, who is applying or petitioning for review or relief, and who is requesting a hearing before the commission.
(C) "Appellee" means the division of mineral resources management.
(D) "Chief" means the chief of the division of mineral resources management.
(E) "Commission" means the oil and gas commission, as established by section 1509.35 of the Revised Code.
(F) "Discovery" means the ascertainment of information made pursuant to rule 1509-1-17 of the Administrative Code.
(G) "Division" means the division of mineral resources management.
(H) "Final Order" means a determination of rights, claims and liabilities of the parties to an action issued by the commission, which is appealable to the courts pursuant to section 1509.37 of the Revised Code.
(I) "Interested Person" means any person having a pecuniary or proprietary interest directly affected by an appeal before the commission.
(J) "Intervenor" means any person granted the right to intervene pursuant to rule 1509-1-14 of the Administrative Code.
(K) "Order Recipient" means any person that is the subject of an order issued by the chief requiring such person to either perform some act or refrain from some course of activity, or informing said person of certain rights, duties or obligations.
(L) "Owner" shall have the same meaning as provided in division (K) of section 1509.01 of the Revised Code.
(M) "Parties" to an appeal before the oil and gas commission means the appellant, the appellee and any person granted intervenor status by the commission, including an interested person, who has requested and has been granted intervenor status.
(N) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, board, association or other entity, or any political subdivision, instrumentality or agency of this state or the United States.
(O) "Regular Business Hours" for the oil and gas commission means ten a.m. to six p.m., Monday through Friday, except for state holidays or other days in which offices of the government of the state of Ohio are permitted to close due to weather, safety or other unforeseeable events which present a risk to the public or to the commission employees.
(P) "Royalty Interest" shall have the same meaning as provided in division (L) of section 1509.01 of the Revised Code.
(R) "Temporary Relief" means a suspension of the effect of an action of the division chief under the terms and conditions imposed by the commission pursuant to rule 1509-1-12 of the Administrative Code.