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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Public Meetings

Public Meeting Notices

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Public Hearing Notice: Weights and Measures Rules
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Weights and Measures
A public hearing will be held by the Ohio Department of Agriculture on May 31, 2016 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:

901:6-2-01 titled “National Type Evaluation Standard” is being amended in order to add commercial weighing and measuring devices required to have a certificate of conformance.
901:6-3-01 titled “Application” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-02 titled “Definitions” is being amended in order to define the term “person.”
901:6-3-03 titled “Declaration of Identity: Consumer Package” is being amended in order to include the identity statement exemption set forth in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act for food packages, other than meat or poultry, that are repackaged in retail establishments and displayed in certain circumstances.
901:6-3-04 titled “Declaration of Identity: Non-Consumer Packages” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-05 titled “Declaration of Responsibility: Consumer and Nonconsumer Packages” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-06 titled “Declaration of Quantity: Consumer Packages” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-07 titled “Declaration of Quantity” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-08 titled “Prominence and Placement: Consumer Packages” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-09 titled “Prominence and Placement: Nonconsumer Packages” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-3-10 titled “Requirements: Specific Consumer Commodities, Packages, Containers” is being amended to incorporate changes made to the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Handbook 130 (2016). The amendments include packages using bag-on-valve technology and indirect sale of random packages.
901:6-3-11 titled “Exemptions” is being amended to incorporate an exemption adopted in NIST Handbook 130 (2016), specifically the exemption of SI units for United Sates customary units.
901:6-3-12 titled “Variations to be Allowed” is being amended in order to make minor stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.
901:6-7-01 titled “Definitions” is a new rule that establishes the definitions used in Chapter 9:6-7 of the Administrative Code.
901:6-7-02 titled “Food Products” is being amended in order to add food products such as bread, flour, and pelletized ice cream. This rule is also being amended in order to include specific information that must be provided by the seller at the time of sale and time of delivery of food products.
901:6-7-03 titled “Non-Food Products” is being amended to add some non-food products, including but not limited to, stove wood pellets, liquid oxygen used for respiration, animal bedding, wiping cloths, and potpourri.
901:6-7-04 titled “General” is being amended to make stylistic changes. However, the rule remains substantively the same.

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.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility (CAFF) Advisory Committee
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Livestock Environmental Permitting
The Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility (CAFF) Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10 a.m., at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building (Auditorium), 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a training session for new committee members and then a five year rule review.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Farmland Preservation
The Ohio Farmland Preservation Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 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 discuss the Clean Ohio 2016 Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and any other issues brought before the board.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Agricultural Commodity Advisory Commission
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Plant Health
The Agricultural Commodity Advisory Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Plant Health Building (Building 23) Conference Room 101, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct regular business of the commission, which is required to meet three times each year.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Cervid Advisory Committee
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Cervid Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, June 17 at 10a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Conference Room, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current issues pertaining to cervid.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 10, 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 event sponsorship program and to review progress to date on the FY17 research and extension programs.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
REVISED: Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety
Monday, April 11, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety will meet Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at *11 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield building, Seminar Room 129 A, 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any concerns or questions pertaining to amusement rides and any new business brought before the advisory council.

*This meeting was originally scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Please note the time change to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety’s Ride Modifications Subcommittee
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Amusement Ride Safety
The Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety’s Ride Modifications Subcommittee will meet Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield building, Seminar Room 129 A, 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a revision to the ride rules and regulations in order to define a “major ride modification” of an amusement ride and to form recommendations to be brought forth to the Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Public Meeting Notice | Animal Health
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will meet on Tuesday, August 16, 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 901:12-5, 901:12-6, 901:12-7, 901:12-8, 901:12-12, 901:12-13 of the Administrative Code. A public comment opportunity will be provided during the meeting.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | Public Meeting Notice | Ohio Grape Industries
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 2, 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 FY17 research and marketing programs.
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