Any political subdivision, corporation, association or person desiring or planning to construct or establish an airport, heliport, seaplane base, landing field or landing area for commercial purposes shall, submit an application for approval to the office of aviation prior to the acquisition of the site or prior to the construction or establishment of the proposed airport, heliport, seaplane base, landing field or landing area.
All applications shall include a complete airport master plan including an airport drawing with certified coordinates and complete written description of the project, showing the location in respect to the surrounding topography. The standards prescribed by the federal aviation administration for airport design in advisory circular 150/5300 (series) and 14 CFR 77 (FAR part 77) may be applied in considering the approval of all certificates.
An application for a commercial operating certificate may be presented Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excepting legal holidays, by regular mail, electronically, or in person to:
"The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation
2829 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235"
Upon completion of a review of the application, the administrator shall, in writing, notify the applicant of the approval, conditional approval, or denial of the application. Conditional approval may be given where the administrator determines that additional things need to be done before final approval can be issued. Such conditional approval shall set forth the reasons therefor, the requirements to be met before such approval will be given and provide a reasonable time in which to satisfy such requirements.
If a certificate is denied, the order shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested and shall inform the applicant of their right to request a hearing. Any request for a hearing must be filed with the administrator within thirty days of the receipt of the written notice. If a hearing is requested, it shall be conducted in accordance with sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.