(A) Where the review commission intends to hold a telephone hearing at hearing officer level, the notice that an appeal has been transferred shall indicate that a telephone hearing is to be held. The notice also shall: (1) inform the interested parties that if they do not wish to have their appeal heard by telephone, any party may elect to have an in-person hearing where the party agrees to travel to a hearing site related to the location of the other interested party or parties, (2) describe the telephone hearing procedure and (3) explain how parties may submit documents and exhibits.
(B) A request for an in-person hearing must be filed with the review commission within ten days of the mailing date of notice that an appeal has been transferred.
(C) A request for in-person hearing is considered to be timely filed when it is received by the review commission and one of the following occurs:
(1) Receipt is before the close of business on the last day of the filing period;
(2) The request is mailed, and the enclosing envelope bears a postmark date, as governed by the United States postal regulations, before midnight of the last day of the filing period; or
(3) The request is mailed, the postmark date is illegible or missing, and it is received no later than the third calendar day following the last day of the filing period.
(4) The request is sent by fax and received by midnight of the last day of the filing period.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/22/2004 and 07/22/2009
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4141.281
Prior Effective Dates: 5-1-92, 10-1-98, 12-6-99