Ohio Revised Code § 1522.16 - [Effective Until 1/1/2016] Petitions Regarding Baseline Reports.


(1) The owner or operator of a facility may petition the chief of the division of soil and water resources for either of the following:

(a) Inclusion in the baseline report if the owner or operator believes that the facility was erroneously excluded from the report;

(b) The amendment of the amount of a withdrawal and consumptive use or other information included in the baseline report regarding the facility if the owner or operator believes that the information is incorrect.

(2) The chief shall issue an order either approving or disapproving a petition submitted under this section. The chief shall issue the order based on a thorough examination of the circumstances concerning the petition.

(3) The chief shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish procedures for the submission of petitions under this division.

(B) With regard to the nonuse of a baseline facility's or a facility's withdrawal and consumptive use capacity, not later than sixty days after the time period specified in division (B)(1) or (2) or (I)(1) or (2) of section 1522.10 of the Revised Code, the owner or operator of the facility may request an extension from the chief to retain the facility's active status. The request shall be made in a manner prescribed by the chief. The chief shall determine the appropriate terms and conditions of the extension, if approved, based on information submitted by the owner or operator. The chief shall issue an order approving or disapproving the request and shall do so in a manner prescribed by the chief.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.108, HB 473, §1, eff. 9/4/2012.

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 1522.16 , as amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.

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