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Public Hearing Notice - Dangerous Plant Pests 2019
Start: Thursday, August 8, 2019
End: Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building, Room 133 B
8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to Ohio Administrative Code rule 901:5-42-01. 
OAC 901:5-42-01 establishes a list of animal species which have been designated as destructive or dangerously harmful plant pests. The list of animals is limited to: racoon dogs, monk parakeets, and blacktail prairie dogs. According to ORC 927.70, no person shall permit any plant pest to exist in or on the person's premises unless otherwise permitted by rule. The rule has been reviewed by the Department and is presented with amendments which should allow for easier comprehension.
The hearing will be held on: August 8, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.
Ohio Department of Agriculture 
Bromfield Administration Building 
Hearing Room 133 (Seminar “B”) 
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.
The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.  Any person affected by the no change rule package may appear and be heard in person, by his attorney, or both, may present his position, arguments, or contentions, orally or in writing, offer and examine witnesses, and present evidence tending to show that the no change rule package, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or unlawful.
More information on the rule package, including a business impact analysis and copies of the rules, can be found at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/proposedrules/proposedrules.aspx or by visiting the Register of Ohio at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us.
Any person who wishes to present his position, arguments, or contentions in writing, other than at the public hearing, may do so by either mailing his or her written comments to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, c/o Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio  43068; by email at ecomments@agri.ohio.gov, or by transmitting by facsimile at (614) 995-4585.  Written comments sent by mail shall be postmarked no later than the day of the hearing.  Written comments transmitted by facsimile shall be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.