Chapter 901:13-2 Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Public notice of hearing for the purpose of promulgating rules to be conducted by the Ohio soil and water conservation commission shall be advertised in five newspapers of general circulation in the state at least thirty days, but not more than sixty days, prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the commission's intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule, shall include a synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded, or a general statement of the subject matter to which such rule relates, and the date, time, and place of a hearing on said proposed action. The notice shall also state the place from which copies of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded may be obtained.
Notice of all public meetings of the Ohio soil and water conservation commission shall be given in accordance with the following procedure:
(A) Any person may determine (be informed of) the time and place of regularly scheduled meetings or the time, place, and purpose of any special meeting by calling on the telephone the Ohio department of agriculture.
(B) Any person may obtain advance notice of all meetings at which any specific type of public business is to be discussed by identifying the type of public business for which he desires to be notified and by supplying the Ohio department of agriculture. with stamped self-addressed envelopes. The director of the Ohio department of agriculture will mail to such person a notice of the time, place, and type of business to be discussed at the meeting at least four calendar days before the meeting is scheduled unless the meeting is an emergency meeting.
(C) The Ohio department of agriculture will maintain a list of representatives of the news media who have requested in writing notice of special or emergency meetings. The Ohio department of agriculture shall mail such representatives notice at least four days before special meetings or shall telephone notice at least twenty-four hours before special meetings. In the event of an emergency meeting the representatives of the news media who have requested notification of emergency meetings shall be notified immediately of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting. News media requesting notice pursuant to this paragraph shall supply the Ohio department of agriculture with the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the representative to be contacted.
(D) The Ohio soil and water conservation commission shall provide the director of the Ohio department of agriculture with the time, place, and purpose of meetings requiring public notice under the provision of this rule within sufficient time to enable the director of the Ohio department of agriculture to comply with the provisions of this rule.
Minutes of all meetings of the Ohio soil and water conservation commission will be promptly recorded and shall be open to public inspection during working hours at the Ohio department of agriculture.