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Public Hearing - Wood Destroying Insect Form 2019
Start: Friday, December 6, 2019
End: Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Room 133(B)

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to Chapter 901:5-11-13 of the Ohio Administrative Code. 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating wood destroying insect diagnostic inspections (WDI) for real estate transactions in the state of Ohio. These rules protect the citizens of Ohio by training and regulating WDI inspectors in proper pest inspection techniques. Through proper inspections, prospective real estate purchasers can make sound decisions based on the information provided by the WDI inspector. The rules in this package regulate commercial applicators conducting wood destroying insect inspections.

The hearing will be held on:    December 6, 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.