(A) Prior to the proposed adoption, amendment, or rescission of any rule, the board shall make public notice thereof at least thirty days prior to the date set for the public hearing by publication of a notice in the Register of Ohio.
(B) Such notice shall include:
(1) A statement of the board's intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule;
(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded, or a general statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates;
(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule;
(4) The date, time and place of the public hearing on said proposed action.
(C) The board shall post notice of the public rules hearing on its web site.
(D) The board shall maintain a mailing list of all persons who have made a prior written request to receive a copy of each public notice provided for in paragraph (A) of this rule. Copies of such notices shall be sent via regular mail, electronic mail or facsimile to each person on the mailing list at least thirty days prior to the date set for the hearing. The board shall also promptly send a copy of said notice via regular mail, electronic mail or facsimile to any other requestor.
(E) Copies of notices of public rules hearings and the full text of all proposed rules shall be available at the board's office at least thirty days prior to the date of the public rules hearing.
(F) Prior to the effective date of a rule, amendment, or rescission, the board shall make a reasonable effort to inform those affected by the rule, amendment, or rescission. The method of notification may include posting the full text of the rule as adopted or amended on the board's web site, publishing the rule in the board's newsletter or sending by regular or electronic mail. Said notice of the action shall be sent to all persons whose name appears on the mailing list maintained by the board pursuant to paragraph (D) of the rule, to any person or his or her attorney who provided evidence, oral testimony, and/or a written statement which were made part of the record of the public hearing held pursuant to section 119.03 of the Revised Code.
(G) The board may assess a reasonable fee, not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing, for notices sent to persons in accordance with this rule.