3745-5-13 Public participation requirements.

Any person submitting a water quality trading management plan for approval shall:

(A) Hold at least one public meeting for the submission of an initial water quality trading management plan or any revision of a water quality trading management plan that materially changes the nature of the water quality trading activities;

(B) Hold the public meeting referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule after the submission of the proposed management plan or proposed revised management plan and before the plan's approval by the director;

(C) Provide public notice of any public meeting at least thirty days prior to the public meeting in a generally circulated newspaper within each county that is within the water quality trading area. Each public notice shall:

(1) Identify the person, organization, agency or qualified soil and water conservation professional responsible for implementing the water quality trading activities;

(2) Identify any NPDES permit holder that will participate in the water quality trading activities;

(3) Include the delineations of watershed and trading boundaries; and

(4) Describe briefly the nature of the proposed water quality trading activities;

(D) Notify the director of any public meeting at least thirty days prior to the date of the public meeting; and

(E) Provide the director and all participants of the public meeting with a responsiveness summary that addresses each oral and written comment received as part of the public meeting.

Effective: 11/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/17/2012 and 07/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.03 , 6111.04
Rule Amplifies: 6111.03 , 6111.04
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2007