Rule 3745-49-13 | Public meetings.
(A) Not later than thirty days after public notice or such longer period as the agency may specify in the public notice of a draft action or proposed action, any person may file a request for a public meeting. This paragraph does not apply to an amended draft action or an amended proposed action.
(B) If the director determines that there is significant public interest in a draft action or proposed action, or if required to do so by statute or rule, the director shall hold a public meeting in the county where the source, facility, or subject of the draft action or proposed action is located, or in a contiguous county. In the consideration of an application for issuance, modification, revision, or renewal of a permit or variance, the director may hold a public meeting prior to issuance of a draft action or proposed action.
(C) The director may appoint a hearing examiner or other presiding officer to conduct a public meeting. On the date and at the time and place specified in the notice, the public meeting shall be held, and any person may do any the following:
(1) Appear and be heard in person or by a representative, or both.
(2) Present statements orally or in writing, or both.
(3) At the discretion of the presiding officer, question persons who present statements at the meeting.