163.58 Regulations and procedure for displacement situations.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in rules adopted under division (B) of this section, the head of each displacing agency is authorized to establish such regulations and procedures as he may determine to be necessary to assure:

(1) That the payments and assistance authorized by sections 163.51 to 163.62 of the Revised Code shall be administered in a manner which is fair and reasonable, and as uniform as practicable;

(2) That a displaced person who makes proper application for a payment authorized for such person by sections 163.51 to 163.62 of the Revised Code shall be paid promptly after a move or, in hardship cases, be paid in advance;

(3) That any person aggrieved by a determination as to eligibility for a payment authorized by such sections, or the amount of a payment, may have his application reviewed by the head of the displacing agency having authority over the applicable program or project.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of the Revised Code to the contrary, the lead agency shall adopt such rules as may be necessary to implement sections 163.51 to 163.62 of the Revised Code in a manner which is as fair, reasonable, and uniform as practicable. As used in this section, "lead agency" means the state agency that the governor shall designate to carry out the duties prescribed by this division.

Effective Date: 03-21-1989