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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Public Meetings

Public Meeting Notices

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Public Hearing Notice: Soil and Water Agriculture Pollution Rules
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Plant Health
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the new, transferred rules housed in chapters 901:13-1, 13-2, and 13-3 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Amended Substitute House Bill No. 64 of the 131st General Assembly became effective on June 30, 2015. A highlight of the bill was the transfer of the Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Program from Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). This transfer occurred on January 1, 2016.

Uncodified section 709.20 of H.B. 64 outlines that ODA and ODNR are to enter into a memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of the program. Specifically, the agreement is to identify which administrative rules are to be transferred from ODNR to ODA. The section continues to require ODA to adopt these transferred rules through the requirements of Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.

As you are well aware, Chapter 119 of the Revised Code requires the Department to examine any adverse business impacts of the proposed rules and file a business impact analysis with your office. While the rules which are proposed to be transferred ODNR to ODA do have a business impact, section 709.20(C) of H.B. 64 states:

“The Director of Agriculture shall adopt rules . . . that are identical to the rules that are identified in the memorandum of understanding signed under this section except that references to the Division of Soil and Water Resources in the Department of Natural Resources shall be replaced with references to the Department of Agriculture, and references to the Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources in the Department of Natural Resources shall be replaced with references to the Director of Agriculture.”

The hearing will be held on: February 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Hearing Room 129 (Seminar “A”),
8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Public Hearing Notice: Soil and Water Agriculture Pollution Rules
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Soil and Water Conservation
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the new, transferred rules housed in chapters 901:13-1, 13-2, and 13-3 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Amended Substitute House Bill No. 64 of the 131st General Assembly became effective on June 30, 2015. A highlight of the bill was the transfer of the Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Program from Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). This transfer occurred on January 1, 2016.

Uncodified section 709.20 of H.B. 64 outlines that ODA and ODNR are to enter into a memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of the program. Specifically, the agreement is to identify which administrative rules are to be transferred from ODNR to ODA. The section continues to require ODA to adopt these transferred rules through the requirements of Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.

As you are well aware, Chapter 119 of the Revised Code requires the Department to examine any adverse business impacts of the proposed rules and file a business impact analysis with your office. While the rules which are proposed to be transferred ODNR to ODA do have a business impact, section 709.20(C) of H.B. 64 states:

“The Director of Agriculture shall adopt rules . . . that are identical to the rules that are identified in the memorandum of understanding signed under this section except that references to the Division of Soil and Water Resources in the Department of Natural Resources shall be replaced with references to the Department of Agriculture, and references to the Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources in the Department of Natural Resources shall be replaced with references to the Director of Agriculture.”

The hearing will be held on: February 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Hearing Room 129 (Seminar “A”),
8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Public Hearing Notice: Fish Importation Rules
Monday, January 25, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Food Safety
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to rules 901:1-17-13 and 14 of the Administrative Code. The rules in this package govern the importation of fish into the state of Ohio. The rules specifically outline the importation requirements for fish which include disease testing and protocols.

The hearing will be held on: February 23, 2016 at 9:00 A.M., at Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building, Hearing Room 129 (Seminar “A”), 8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Monday, February 08, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Soil and Water Conservation
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will meet on February 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room 141C, Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission is a seven-member commission, which helps to ensure that Ohio’s counties are served by effectively administered and adequately supported soil and water conservation districts.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact ODA’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation at 614-265-6610.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Monday, December 07, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Auditorium A&B, 8995 E Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is for the board to review the livestock care standards of chapters 901:12-1, 901:12-2, 901:12-3, 901:12-4 of the Administrative Code. A public comment opportunity will be provided during the meeting.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Public Relations Subcommittee
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries’ Public Relations Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room 129, Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the consumer perception study, as well as to begin the strategic marketing plan process for FY17.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 129, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the consumer perception study.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Production and Research Subcommittees
Monday, February 01, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries’ Production and Research Subcommittee’s will meet jointly on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Room 129, Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to begin discussing recommendations for extension, production and research in FY17.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety
Monday, February 01, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety will meet Monday, April 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield building, Room (TBD), 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any concerns or questions pertaining to rides and any new business brought before the council.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 129, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to review recommendations for the FY17 marketing, production and research plans.
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