3745-150-09 Finding of no significant impact.

(A) Where the director has determined that an assistance proposal meets the criteria for a limited environmental review, the director shall issue a public notice of the finding of no significant impact with the limited environmental review document.

(B) Where the director determines not to conduct a limited environmental review, and where the director determines as a result of the environmental review that there will not be potentially significant adverse direct, indirect or cumulative short-term or long-term environmental impacts, the director shall issue for public review a draft finding of no significant impact with the environmental assessment document. The draft finding of no significant impact shall identify the director's basis for determining there will be no potential significant adverse impacts to environmental attributes. Thirty days shall be provided for public review, during which no action will be taken on the assistance proposal.

(C) The director may consider public comments received regarding the draft finding of no significant impact in determining whether to issue a finding of no significant impact. If, as a result of public comments received, the director's conclusions regarding the potential for no significant adverse environmental impacts remain unchanged, then the director shall issue a finding of no significant impact.

(D) Where the director has determined that certain mitigative measures will be implemented, or the applicant has proposed to implement mitigative measures, the applicant shall implement the mitigative measures in the manner required by the director.

(E) Without limitation, the director's approval of the facilities plan or other assistance proposal plan and the director's provision of financial assistance for the assistance proposal is conditioned upon implementation by the applicant of the assistance proposal and the disposal system, or the overall activities, of which the assistance proposal is a part, in conformance with the contents of the environmental assessment document and the results of any supplemental studies, and implementation by the applicant of identified mitigative measures.

(F) The director shall not provide financial assistance from the Ohio water pollution control loan fund to any assistance proposal for implementation unless a finding of no significant impact has been issued.

Effective: 02/20/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.036
Rule Amplifies: 6111.036
Prior Effective Dates: 12/21/2006