4937-1-01 Public notice of utility radiological safety board (URSB) meetings.

(A) The utility radiological safety board (URSB) shall post notice of all regularly scheduled meetings of the URSB on the URSB website at least seven days prior to each regularly scheduled meeting. The URSB website may be accessed at http://ursb.ohio.gov/index.stm. Such notice shall include the time and place of the meeting and may include the tentative agenda for the meeting. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any member of the URSB from requesting that an item be added to the agenda once it is posted to the website.

(B) The URSB shall provide at least twenty-four hour advance notice of the time, place, and purpose of special meetings of the URSB to any media outlet that has submitted written request for such notice to the URSB. Notice shall also be posted to the URSB's website as stated in paragraph (A) of this rule as soon as possible after the meeting is scheduled. In the event that an emergency meeting is scheduled and twenty-four hour notice is not possible, the URSB shall notify those media outlets who have requested notice in accordance with this paragraph, as soon as is reasonably possible after such meeting is scheduled. The notice requested by representatives of news organizations pursuant to this rule may be general or specific in nature.

(C) Any person may obtain advance notice of any meeting of the URSB. Requests for notice of meetings may be submitted to the URSB in written form, or may be made in person during regular business hours to the Ohio emergency management agency. Written request for notice of meetings may be general in nature or may be specific to meetings where a particular type of business will be considered. Such requests shall be mailed to "Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Radiological Branch, 2855 West Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43235-2206," and shall include the name of the person submitting the request, any organization with which the person is affiliated, mailing address, electronic mail address, if applicable, telephone number, and whether notice is sought for all or specified types of meetings. Requests for notices in a hard copy format shall include one of the following:

(1) Four self-addressed envelopes with appropriate postage affixed as determined annually by the URSB; or

(2) A valid email address to which notice may be sent.

Replaces: R.C. 4937-1-04, in part.

Effective: 10/16/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/05/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4937.04 , 121.22
Rule Amplifies: RC. 4937.02 , 4937.04
Prior Effective Dates: 05/1/99, 08/20/09