6111.31 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Adoption and review of standards for evaluating mitigation proposals.

All substantive wetland, stream, or lake mitigation standards, criteria, scientific methods, processes, or other procedures or policies that are used in a uniform manner by the director of environmental protection in evaluating the adequacy of a mitigation proposal contained in an application for a section 401 water quality certification shall be adopted and reviewed in accordance with sections 119.03 and 119.032 of the Revised Code before those standards, criteria, or scientific methods have the force of law. Until that time, any such mitigation standards, criteria, scientific methods, processes, or other procedures or policies that are used by or approved for use by the director to evaluate, measure, or determine the success, approval, or denial of a mitigation proposal, but that have not been subject to review under sections 119.03 and 119.032 of the Revised Code shall not be used as the basis for any certification or permit denial or as a standard applied to mitigation unless the applicant has been notified in advance that additional mitigation standards, criteria, scientific methods, processes, or procedures will be considered as part of the review process.

Cite as R.C. § 6111.31

History. Effective Date: 09-29-2005

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 6111.31 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.