3745-79-03 Notices relating to rights and obligations.

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see paragraph (D) of rule 3745-79-01 of the Administrative Code titled Referenced materials.]

(A) If public notice is not otherwise required under Chapter 3745-47 or 3745-49 of the Administrative Code, the director will give public notice of each proposed regulation or standard relevant to the small business technical and environmental compliance assistance program to be adopted or issued under the Clean Air Act and under Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code. Such notice shall be in the form and manner described in paragraph (B) of this rule.

(B) The public notices required pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule shall be published at least once in the english language at least thirty days prior to the date of adoption of such regulation or standard, in the register of Ohio. The public notice shall also be published in the Ohio EPA Weekly Review and, in addition, shall be distributed to each individual registered under rule 3745-79-02 of the Administrative Code. The public notice shall consist of a synopsis of the proposed regulation or standard or, in the case of guidance issued, the topics covered, and, if a public hearing is required by law, the date, time, and place of public hearing on the proposed regulation or standard.

(C) The director shall take such additional steps as are reasonably calculated to inform owners and operators of small business stationary sources of proposed regulations and standards relevant to them. However, the giving of such additional notice by any means other than as specified in paragraph (B) of this rule shall not in any way invalidate any action that may be taken by the director with regard to any such regulation or standard.

(D) Copies of any proposed regulations and standards noticed pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule shall be available from the date of the notice from the director for any person who wishes to obtain a copy. However, failure to furnish such copies to any person shall not invalidate any action that may be taken by the director with regard to the guidance on any such regulation or standard.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/20/2016 and 09/20/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.036(B)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.036(A), 3704.036(B)
Prior Effective Dates: 4/20/94, 10/27/06