1513.076 Agency coordination and cooperation respecting permits.

The director of environmental protection and the director of natural resources shall jointly establish procedures that do all of the following:

(A) Provide for the coordination of the issuance of coal mining and reclamation permits under this chapter and permits and certifications under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code for coal mining and reclamation operations;

(B) Provide for the direct cooperation of the staff of the environmental protection agency and the staff of the division of mineral resources management in the review and approval or denial of coal mining and reclamation permits issued under this chapter and permits and certifications issued under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code;

(C) Provide for direct and effective communication between the staff of the environmental protection agency and the staff of the division of mineral resources management regarding the review and approval or denial of coal mining and reclamation permits issued under this chapter and permits and certifications issued under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code;

(D) Provide for the creation of a joint agency coal task force consisting of employees of the environmental protection agency and the division of mineral resources management for the purpose of ensuring that the procedures established under divisions (A) to (C) of this section are properly implemented.

Cite as R.C. § 1513.076

History. Effective Date: 2008 SB386 04-07-2009