2006 Ohio Revised Code - 903.15. Complaint submitted to director; investigation.
(A) A person who is aggrieved or adversely affected by an alleged nuisance related to a concentrated animal feeding facility may submit a complaint to the director of agriculture alleging that the nuisance exists. The complaint may be made orally or in writing. If the complaint is made in writing, it shall be signed by the person making it and dated.
(B) After receiving a written, signed, and dated complaint, the director shall, or after receiving an oral complaint the director may, cause an investigation to be conducted to determine if the owner or operator of the concentrated animal feeding facility is complying with a permit or review compliance certificate.
(C) (1) If, upon completion of the investigation, the director determines that the owner or operator is in compliance with a permit or review compliance certificate, the director shall dismiss the complaint and notify the complainant and the owner or operator of the dismissal.
(2) If the director determines that the owner or operator is not in compliance with a permit or review compliance certificate, the director shall proceed in accordance with
section 903.16 or
903.17 of the Revised Code, or both, as applicable.
HISTORY: 148 v S 141. Eff 3-15-2001.
Not analogous to former RC § 903.15 (GC § 1177-4; 103 v 304(325), § 104; 106 v 122(125), § 9; 109 v 45; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53), repealed 139 v H 583, § 2, eff 3-16-82.
The effective date is set by section 5 of SB 141.
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