4901:7-1-03 Notice of meetings to the public.

(A) Any person may determine the time, place, and purpose of all regularly scheduled, special, and emergency meetings of the nominating council by submitting a written request to: "PUC Nominating Council Coordinator, Legal Department, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215." Requests shall include the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the person making the request.

(B) Notice of regularly scheduled meetings shall be mailed or, if requested, emailed to those persons who have requested to receive notice not less than five days prior to the date of the meeting. If an email is sent, the subject of the email shall be entitled "PUC nominating council meeting notice."

(C) If a special meeting of the nominating council is scheduled, notice of the meeting will be made by email or telephone no later than twenty-four hours prior to the special meeting. Calls will be made during the normal business hours of the public utilities commission of Ohio. Such notice shall be complete if an email has been sent or if a telephone message has been left with a representative of the person to whom notice is being provided or if, after reasonable effort, the nominating council coordinator or his or her designated caller has been unable to provide such notice.

(D) Notice of regularly scheduled meetings shall be provided to the public utilities commission for inclusion in the meeting agenda distributed weekly by the commission.

(E) Members of the news media who wish to be notified if an emergency meeting of the nominating council is scheduled should indicate on their request that they are a member of the news media, the news agency that they represent, and a request to be notified when an emergency meeting is scheduled. Notice of emergency meetings will only be given to one representative of any particular news agency.

(F) If an emergency meeting of the nominating council is scheduled, notice of the meeting will be made by email or telephone to members of the news media who have requested notification. Calls will be made during the normal business hours of the public utilities commission of Ohio. Such notice shall be complete if an email has been sent or if a telphone message has been left with a representative of the person to whom notice is being provided or if, after reasonable effort, the coordinator of the nominating council or his or her designated caller has been unable to provide such notice.

(G) The coordinator of the nominating council may request that persons verify in writing that they wish to remain on the list of persons to be notified of meetings of the nominating council. The coordinator shall not make such a request more frequent than once in a two-year period.

Effective: 06/28/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.021
Rule Amplifies: 4901.021 , 121.22
Prior Effective Dates: 4/9/07 (Emer.)