(A) Except in the case of an emergency rule authorized under division (F) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code, the commission shall adopt, amend, or rescind no rule unless it holds a public hearing in accordance with division (C) of that section no earlier than thirty nor later than fifty days after the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission is filed under division (B) of that section.
(B) The commission shall provide public notice of the hearing referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule by publishing such notice in one newspaper of general circulation in Franklin county, Ohio. Such public notice shall be published no less than thirty days prior to the public hearing.
(C) The public notice referred to in paragraph (B) of this rule shall contain the following:
(1) A statement of the commission's intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule;
(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded or a statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates;
(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule; and
(4) The date, time, and place of the hearing referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule.
(D) Any person who requests it and pays a reasonable fee set by the commission at the time of filing pursuant to division (B) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code shall receive a copy of the notice referred to in paragraph (B) of this rule and a copy of the proposed rule. The commission shall set such fee at an amount no greater than needed to cover costs of copying and mailing the notice to persons so requesting a copy of the notice.
(E) The commission may provide any notice beyond that required by paragraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this rule and by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as it considers appropriate or necessary under the circumstances. Failure to provide copies of the text of the proposed rules shall not be considered as a basis for invalidating any rule, or portion of a rule, adopted, amended, or rescinded by the commission.
(F) Copies of the text of the proposed rules shall be available in the office of the commission for at least thirty days prior to the public hearing period. No charge shall be levied for an examination of the rules.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/30/2007
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/90, 9 /20/90, 4/8/91