3750-50-07 First-time filer grant awards.

(A) Division (E) of section 3750.14 of the Revised Code provides that in the year in which the owner or operator of a facility who is required to file an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form(s) for the facility, first; files a form in compliance with section 3750.08 of the Revised Code and the accompanying fee as required by section 3750.13 of the Revised Code for the facility, the commission shall make a grant to the committee of the emergency planning district in which the facility is located for the total amount of fees and late fees collected in that year in connection with the filing of the form(s) for said facility. When an incomplete file which is also a first time file becomes complete, the credit shall be given to the committee in the fiscal year that the file is determined to be complete.

(B) The amount of the grant provided shall be in addition to any grant provided to the committee under division (C) of section 3750.14 of the Revised Code and shall accompany the grant.

(C) The total first time filer fee credits provided to the local committees who have made applications for first time filer grants to the commission shall be subtracted from the emergency planning fund balance on the date of record before any other allocations are calculated, pursuant to section 3750.14(E) of the Revised Code.

(D) Each committee that has filed a first time filer application pursuant to rule 3750-50-08 of the Administrative Code is entitled to receive a first time filer fee credit for a facility listed in the application when a complete first time file as defined by 3750-1-01 (UU) is received by the commission.

(E) The annual reporting cycle for consideration by the commission for approval or disapproval of a file as a first time file shall commence on July first of each year and shall terminate on June thirtieth of the following year.

(F) Moneys received by a committee shall be used for the same purposes and shall be subject to the same provision as the grants received under division (C) of section 3750.14 of the Revised Code and rule 3750-50-03 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/30/2016 and 03/30/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3750.02(B)(7)
Rule Amplifies: 3750.14(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 13/31/94, 4/6/99