3718.11 Request for hearing.

(A) A property owner may request a hearing with the board of health for any reason described in division (A)(18) of section 3718.02 of the Revised Code. A property owner may appeal the results of the hearing to either of the following:

(1) The court of common pleas of the county in which the property owner's land is located;

(2) A sewage treatment system appeals board that is established in accordance with this section.

(B) A property owner that wishes to appeal to a sewage treatment system appeals board shall file the appeal with the board of health within whose jurisdiction the property owner's land is located. Upon receipt of a filing, the board of health shall send the filing of the appeal to the chairperson of the sewage treatment system appeals board for the county in which the board of health has jurisdiction.

(C)

(1) Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, a sewage treatment system appeals board shall be appointed for each county as follows:

(a) One member shall be appointed by the health commissioner of the general health district having jurisdiction in the county.

(b) One member shall be appointed by the judge of the probate court of the county having the longest continuous service as a judge of the probate court.

(c) One member shall be appointed by the director of health.

(2) Terms of appointment to a sewage treatment system appeals board shall be for two years. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term.

(3) The person appointed by the judge of the probate court shall serve as chairperson of the board. A majority vote of the members of the board is necessary to take action on any matter. The chairperson of the board shall designate the time and location for a hearing before the board. Members of the board shall serve without compensation.

(4) A board of health shall send an appeal that has been filed with the board of health under division (B) of this section to the sewage treatment system appeals board immediately after the appeal has been filed. Not later than forty-five days after a hearing before a sewage treatment system appeals board, the board shall issue a written decision concerning an appeal before the board.

(5) The judge of the probate court who made an appointment to the board under this section shall establish due process procedures to be used by the applicable sewage treatment system appeals board appointed under this section for the purpose of hearing appeals regarding orders and decisions of a board of health. All appeals before the applicable sewage treatment system appeals board shall be conducted in accordance with those procedures. The procedures may include filing fees applicable to appeals conducted by the sewage treatment system appeals board.

(D) An appeal before a sewage treatment system appeals board is final, and no further appeal may be taken.

Cite as R.C. § 3718.11

History. Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.51, SB 110, §1, eff. 9/17/2010.