3745-49-13 Public meetings.

(A) Not later than thirty days after public notice or such longer period as the agency may specify in the public notice of a draft action or proposed action, any person may file a request for a public meeting. This paragraph does not apply to an amended draft action or an amended proposed action.

(B) If the director determines that there is significant public interest in a draft action or proposed action, or if required to do so by statute or rule, the director shall hold a public meeting in the county where the source, facility, or subject of the draft action or proposed action is located, or in a contiguous county. In the consideration of an application for issuance, modification, revision, or renewal of a permit or variance, the director may hold a public meeting prior to issuance of a draft action or proposed action.

(C) The director may appoint a hearing examiner or other presiding officer to conduct a public meeting. On the date and at the time and place specified in the notice, the public meeting shall be held, and any person may do any the following:

(1) Appear and be heard in person or by a representative, or both.

(2) Present statements orally or in writing, or both.

(3) At the discretion of the presiding officer, question persons who present statements at the meeting.

Replaces: 3745-47-12

Effective: 04/02/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/02/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03, 3714.02, 3734.02, 3734.021, 3734.12, 3734.70, 3734.71, 3734.72, 3734.73, 3734.74, 3745.01, 3746.04, 3751.02, 3752.03, 3753.02, 6109.04, 6111.03, 6111.041
Rule Amplifies: 3745.07
Prior Effective Dates: 07/05/73, 06/30/81