(A) As used in this section, "rule" includes the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule by the fire marshal under sections 3737.82 to 3737.86 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether or not the rule is included in the state fire code.
(B) The fire marshal shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. In adopting rules, the fire marshal shall consider and make appropriate findings with respect to the degree and nature of the risk of injury that the rule is designed to prevent or reduce, the approximate number of products or types or classes of products subject to the rule, the public need for the products involved, the probable effect of the rule on the utility, cost, or availability of such product, and any means of achieving the objective of the rule that will minimize adverse effects on competition or disruption or dislocation of manufacturing and other commercial practices. The minimum standards embodied in the rules shall be published in such a manner as to assure that all interested parties have a reasonable opportunity to be informed of the standards so established.
(C) The fire marshal shall file a copy of the full text of any proposed rule with the chairperson of the state fire council. The fire marshal shall not adopt the proposed rule until the council has filed in the office of the fire marshal recommendations for revisions in the proposed rule or until a period of sixty days has elapsed since the proposed rule was filed with the chairperson of the council, whichever occurs first. The fire marshal shall consider any recommendations made by the council before adopting the proposed rule, but may accept, reject, or modify the recommendations.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §1, eff. 6/30/2011.
Effective Date: 11-01-1978