(A) Unless otherwise directed by the reclamation commission, where a hearing officer has conducted an adjudicatory hearing, the hearing officer shall submit a report and recommendation to the reclamation commission in accordance with the provisions of section 1513.131 of the Revised Code.
(B) The hearing officer shall submit reports and recommendations to the reclamation commission on any interlocutory rulings which finally dispose of an appeal or present a controlling question of law.
(C) Reports and recommendations of hearing officers shall be submitted to the commission within a time reasonably sufficient to allow the commission to issue its orders within any time limits imposed by law.
(D) Reports and recommendations of the hearing officers shall be sent to the parties by certified mail.
(E) A party may, within fourteen days after receipt of a report and recommendation of the hearing officer, serve and file written objections to the hearing officer's report, which objections may include a motion for admission of additional evidence. Objections shall be specific and state with particularity the grounds therefor.
(F) Any party to a proceeding may have fourteen days from service of the objections to the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to file a response.
(G) The commission may order oral argument upon objections to a report and recommendation of the hearing officer.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/27/2009 and 10/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1513.05
Rule Amplifies: 1513.131
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984, 3/7/1986, 2/5/1999