Any political subdivision, corporation, association or person desiring or planning to construct or establish an airport, heliport, seaplane landing site, landing field or landing area for commercial purposes shall submit an application 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 landing site, landing field or landing area.
All applications shall include a simplified master plan including a complete written description of the project and a proposed site drawing with a minimum scale of "1" = 200' " with certified coordinates showing the location in respect to the surrounding topography. The standards prescribed by the federal aviation administration for design will be applied in considering all applications.
An application for a commercial operating certificate may be presented Monday through Friday, eight a.m. to four 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 or denial of the application.
If a certificate or renewal of 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.