In accordance with sections 4561.30 to 4561.39 and 4561.99 of the Ohio Revised Code, to be known as "The Ohio Airport Protection Act," no person shall commence to install any structure or object of natural growth in this state, any part of which will penetrate or is reasonably expected to penetrate into navigable airspace, without first obtaining a permit from the department of transportation.
This chapter outlines the procedures that a person must follow in order to apply for and obtain a permit to erect or alter a structure, and define the authority of the office of aviation to reject, approve, or deny applications for permits and provide for the rules of practice for the processing of an application for permit. In accordance with the office's responsibility to promote safety of air commerce, this chapter further describes the standards for marking and lighting of obstructions as official policy of the Ohio department of transportation office of aviation in order to provide the most effective means of indicating the presence of obstructions to pilots.
The Ohio department of transportation office of aviation finds it necessary to establish administrative enforcement procedures. A person in violation of the statutes, rules, orders or permits of the office may be given notice of the violation or show cause to the office why they are not in violation as a means to minimize litigation.