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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Public Meetings

Public Meeting Notices

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Ohio Ride Board Advisory Committee
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Ride Board Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., 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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Monday, April 27, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will meet on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 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 901:12-5, 901:12-6, 901:12-7, 901:12-8, 901:12-12 and 901:12-13 of the Administrative Code. A public comment opportunity will be provided during the meeting.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board
Friday, July 31, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Building (Auditorium A&B), 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of this meeting will be to present and discuss Dangerous Wild Animal Program updates.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Monday, June 01, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 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 event sponsorship program and to review progress to date on the FY16 research and extension programs.

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Ohio Auctioneer Commission
Friday, July 31, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Auctioneer Program
The Ohio Auctioneer Commission will meet on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Room 133 (Seminar Room B), 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The agenda includes Mike Brandly’s report on continuing education, a legal department update, administrative rules regarding education fund requests, an enforcement update, and any other business brought before the commission.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Public Hearing Notice: Pesticide Application
Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Plant Health
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to rules 901:5-11-02, 04, 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 and 99 of the Administrative Code. The rules in chapter 901:5-11 of the Administrative Code regulate pesticide application in the state of Ohio.

These rules protect the citizens of Ohio by training and regulating pesticide applicators on proper pesticide use and application. The rules below have been review by the Department of Agriculture (“Department”) and industry stakeholders pursuant to Revised Code 119.32, and have been found to need the changes as outlined on the Department’s website http://www.agri.ohio.gov/proposedrules/proposedrules.aspx.

The hearing will be held on September 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture,
Bromfield Administration Building, Hearing Room 133 (Seminar “B”), 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Public Hearing Notice: Various Proposed Rules
Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Legal Affairs
A public hearing will be held by the Ohio Department of Agriculture on September 2, 2015 at 10 a.m., in Room 133, in the Bromfield Administration Building, located at 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit public comment on the following proposed rules:
Rule 901-3-01, titled “Public notice for rule filing.” The proposed amended rule ensures compliance with section 119.03 of the Revised Code regarding the department’s public notice for rule filings.

Rule 901-8-01, titled “Definitions.” The proposed rule will be rescinded pursuant to section 901.13 of the Revised Code which states the Ethanol Incentive Board shall cease to exist January 1, 2014.

Rule 901-8-02, titled “Application procedure.” The proposed rule will be rescinded pursuant to section 901.13 of the Revised Code which states the Ethanol Incentive Board shall cease to exist January 1, 2014.

Rule 901-8-03, titled “Policy statement.” The proposed rule will be rescinded pursuant to section 901.13 which states the Ethanol Incentive Board shall cease to exist January 1, 2014.

Rule 901-10-01, titled “Definitions.” The proposed amended rule amends definitions regarding confidential personal information to ensure compliance with section 1347.15 of the Revised Code.

Rule 901-10-02, titled “Procedures for accessing confidential personal information.” The proposed amended rule requires the department to notify persons whose information was invalidly accessed ‘as soon as practical to the extent known.’

Rule 901-10-03, titled “Valid reasons for accessing confidential personal information.” The proposed amended rule lists valid reasons for which department employees may access confidential personal information.

Rule 901-10-04, titled “Confidentiality statutes.” The proposed amended rule lists statutes or regulations that make information ‘confidential personal information.’

Rule 901-10-05, titled “Restricting and logging access to CPI in computerized personal information systems.” The proposed amended rule outlines the department’s obligation to log access to confidential personal information.

Rule 901:3-63-24, titled “Meetings of the agriculture finance committee.” The proposed rule would be rescinded due to section 901.61 of the Revised Code being repealed.

Rule 901:4-1-01, titled “Ohio grape industries; meetings.” The proposed amended rule explains the method in which the public may request or view the public notice of the Ohio Grape Industries Committee’s meetings.

Rule 901:4-5-01, titled “Definitions.” The proposed amended rule defines key terms regarding commodity market programs.

Rule 901:4-5-02, titled “Eligibility of producers.” The proposed amended rule removes reference to eligibility of voters for programs established prior to April 10, 1986 in order to reflect changes made to section 924.02 of the Revised Code.

Rule 901:4-5-03, titled “Public hearings.” The proposed amended rule explains the method in which the director will provide notice of a proposed marketing program.

Rule 901:4-5-05, titled “Conduct of referendum and/or election of operating committee.” The proposed amended rule would amend the title to read “Referendum” and removes reference to the election of an operating committee.

Rule 901:4-5-06, titled “Appointment of
operating committees.” The proposed amended rule provides for the appointment of an operating committee by the director.

Rule 901:4-5-08, titled “Receipt and expenditure of funds.” The proposed amended rule requires commodity marketing programs to maintain records.

All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and present oral and/or written testimony. Written comments may also be submitted to the attention of Hannah Smith-Carr, Senior Staff Counsel, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, or via email at ecomments@agri.ohio.gov, or via 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.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Farmland Preservation Technical Meeting and Local Sponsor Certification Presentation
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Farmland Preservation
The Ohio Farmland Preservation Office will hold a Farmland Preservation Technical Meeting and Local Sponsor Certification Presentation on Wednesday, September 09, 2015, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Bromfield Building, Auditorium A & B, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to review with local sponsors the Clean Ohio 2015 Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) and 2016 LAEPP Local Sponsor Certification application.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Farmland Preservation
The Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Bromfield Building, Room 308, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to recommend local sponsor certifications and allocations for 2016, discuss the Clean Ohio 2016 Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and any other issues brought before the board.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Farmland Preservation Certified Local Sponsor Training
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Farmland Preservation
The Ohio Farmland Preservation Office will be hosting the Farmland Preservation Certified Local Sponsor Training on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Plant Health Conference Room, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Local sponsors are invited to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) with local sponsors and provide training on the 2016 LAEPP landowner application.
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