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Permit Assistance

Environmental Permitting Overview

Permitting Process Summary

OAC 252:4 Rules of Practice and Procedure Appendix C


Steps
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Filing – Applicant files application, pays any required fee, and provides landowner notice. Applicant may meet with the DEQ staff prior to this.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Notice of filing – Applicant publishes notice in one newspaper local to site.
No
Yes
Yes
Process meeting – Notice – 30‐day opportunity is published with notice of filing. DEQ holds meeting if requested and sufficient interest is shown.
No
No
Yes
Administrative completeness review – DEQ reviews application and asks applicant to supply any missing information.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Technical review – DEQ reviews application for technical compliance and requests applicant to cure any deficiencies.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Draft permit or draft denial – DEQ prepares this after completing review.
No
Yes
Yes
Notice of draft permit, public comment period and public meeting request opportunity – Applicant publishes this in one newspaper local to site (DEQ publishes notice of draft denial.)
No
Yes
Yes
Public comment period – 45 days for hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal draft permits; 30 days for all others.
No
Yes
Yes
Public meeting – Conducted by DEQ if held
No
Yes
Yes
Review of comments – DEQ (written response)
No
Yes
Yes
Proposed permit – DEQ prepares this in response to comments on draft permit
No
No
Yes
Notice of proposed permit – Applicant publishes, in one newspaper local to site, notice of 20‐day opportunity to review permit and request administrative hearing.
No
No
Yes
Administrative permit hearing – Conducted by DEQ if held. Results in final order.
No
No
Yes
Issuance or denial – DEQ’s final decision
Yes
Yes
Yes