(A) An applicant for a permit required by section 4561.31 of the Revised Code shall file with the department of transportation an application made on forms the department prescribes, which shall contain the following information:
(1) A description of the structure or object of natural growth for which the permit is sought, its location, and the planned date of commencement of installation;
(2) A statement explaining the need for the structure or object;
(3) A statement of the reasons why the proposed location is best suited for the structure or object;
(4) Any additional information the applicant considers relevant or the department requires.
An application for an amended permit shall be in the form and contain the information the department prescribes.
In lieu of an application prescribed by the department, an applicant may file a copy of the federal aviation administration's form 7460-1, notice of proposed construction or alteration.
(B) An applicant shall file an application not less than thirty days nor more than two years prior to the planned date of commencement of installation or substantial change. This period may be waived by the department for unforeseen emergencies.
(C) If the structure or object in the application could have a potential impact on a military installation, as such an impact is described in the airfield land use compatibility study of that military installation, the applicant shall send, within seven days after the filing of his application, a copy of the application to the commander of the installation and the appropriate branch of the United States department of defense.
(D) It is not necessary that ownership of, option for, or other possessory right to a specific site be held by the applicant before an application may be filed under this section.
(E) If the department has reason to believe that any person is commencing to install a structure or object of natural growth for which a permit appears to be required under section 4561.31 of the Revised Code, but concerning which no application for a permit under section 4561.34 of the Revised Code has been filed, the department shall issue an order to such person to appear before the department and show cause why a permit need not be obtained.
Effective Date: 10-15-1991 .