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What is an administrative rule? Administrative rules amplify and implement provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and once adopted, have the full force and effect of law.

Draft Rules Open for Public Comments

Administrative rules in this section have been filed (proposed for adoption) with the Common Sense Initiative.

You are invited to submit public comment regarding on the following rules according to Section 107.54 of the Revised Code, which require state agencies, including the Ohio Department of Public Safety, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community and provide opportunity for interested parties to submit feedback regarding proposed rules. If you wish to provide comments, please copy the Common Sense Initiative Office, which governs the state’s regulatory process, at CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov and rules@dps.ohio.gov  on all public comments that you submit. The comment period closes on July 30, 2021.

Business Impact Analysis

Ignition Interlock Devices

International Registration Plan (IRP)

Scrap Metal Dealers

BMV

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ (BMV) role in regulating small businesses includes its oversight of motor vehicle dealer and salvage motor vehicle dealer licensing, the administration of commercial driver's license skills testing, driver training programs, the appointment of deputy registrars, the international registration plan (IRP) for commercial vehicles, and the establishment of plate specifications. Administrative rules for BMV's regulatory oversight are promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in Chapters 4501, 4503, 4505, 4506, 4507, 4509, 4510, 4517, and 4738 of the Revised Code.

Pursuant to the requirements Section 107.54 of the Ohio Revised Code, which require state agencies, including the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by Section 107.52), and provide opportunity for interested parties to submit feedback regarding the proposals. Comments received during initial stakeholder outreach will be addressed in the Business Impact Analysis.

You are invited to offer public comment as outlined in this notice regarding proposed amendment filing to Chapter 4501:1-3 of the Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.) entitled "Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salespersons”  in accordance with Section 107.54 of the Revised Code, which require state agencies, including the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community and provide opportunity for interested parties to submit feedback regarding proposed rules.

There are no rules open for public comment at this time.

Emergency Medical Services

The Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), in conjunction with the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) and the Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee, is responsible for establishing training and certification standards for fire and emergency medical services personnel; accreditation of EMS and fire training programs; oversight of Ohio’s trauma system and the EMS grant program; Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program coordination; licensing of Ohio’s medical transportation services; coordination of the Regional Physician Advisory Boards (RPABs); collection and analysis of data submitted to the EMS Incident Reporting System and the Ohio Trauma Registry; and investigations to ensure compliance with Revised and Administrative Codes. Administrative rules for this regulatory oversight are promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in Chapter 4765 and Chapter 4766 of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.).

There are no rules open for public comment at this time.

Criminal Justice Services

The Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) administers grant funds to Ohio's criminal justice constituents and coordinates Ohio's comprehensive criminal justice plan. OCJS safeguards federal and state criminal justice funds against waste to maximize the resources available in Ohio's fight against crime.

There are no rules open for public comment at this time.

Ohio Homeland Security

Ohio Homeland Security’s (OHS) mission is to analyze and share information, increase awareness, reduce vulnerabilities, and develop strategies in order to prevent, prepare for, and protect against acts of terrorism and other threats to public safety. OHS coordinates statewide resources and acts as the liaison between state agencies and local entities to enhance the security and protection of critical infrastructure and key assets in this state. OHS impacts the small business environment pertaining to declarations of material assistance to terrorist organizations and its current authority under Chapter 4737 of the Revised Code to oversee the registration of scrap metal and bulk merchandise container dealers, prescribe the content, format, and delivery of dealer’s daily transaction reports, and maintain a dealer registry available to law enforcement agencies.

The Private Investigator Security Guard Services section (PISGS) regulates, investigates and enforces provisions of Ohio laws regarding the licensing and registering of private investigators and security guard providers and their employees. Administrative rules that implement these provisions of law are promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in Chapter 4749 of the Revised Code.

There are no rules open for public comment at this time.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety, and provide professional public safety services with respect and compassion. OSHP provides statewide enforcement of Ohio's traffic laws to keep Ohio's roadways safe. Additional services provided by OSHP include statewide emergency response and support services to the public and to the criminal justice community, investigation of criminal activities on state-owned and leased property throughout Ohio, and security for the Governor and other dignitaries.

Additional statutory duties carried out by OSHP include, but are not limited to: commercial bus safety inspections (R.C. 4513.52); school bus construction, design, equipment standards, and licensing of pupil transportation providers (R.C. 4511.76); equipment standards for funeral escort vehicles, rural mail delivery vehicles, and state highway survey vehicles (R.C. 4513.181); inspection of self assembled and salvage motor vehicles (R.C. 5502.011); and ignition interlock licensing and certification (4510.43 and 4510.45). Administrative rules that implement these provisions of law are promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in each of the respective sections.

There are no rules open for public comment at this time.

Proposed Rules & Public Hearing Notices

Administrative rules in this section have been filed (proposed for adoption) with the Legislative Services Commission and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, and may be scheduled for a public hearing. Public hearings provide another opportunity for interested persons to provide testimony or evidence to show that the rules would be unreasonable or unlawful if enacted.

BMV

Public Hearing Notice: The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles,  will hold a public hearing for proposed amendments to Chapter 4501:1-3 the Ohio Administrative Code at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1970 West Broad Street,  Room 1108, Columbus, OH 43223

Rule and Rule Summary and Fiscal Analysis

Emergency Medical Services

Public Hearing Notice: Rule 4765-18-11 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) and the rules in OAC Chapter 4765-8 (Certificate to Teach or Practice; Continuing Education) were filed with proposed amendments with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), and a public hearing has been scheduled.

The public hearing regarding the proposed amendments to eight rules is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Room 1108, located at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223.  The public hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all parties in attendance have had an opportunity to be heard.

The following rules are proposed for amendment:

 4765-8-01  Qualifications for a certificate to practice.
 4765-8-03  Notification to board of change of personal information.
 4765-8-04  Renewal of certificate to practice.
 4765-8-07  Merging of EMS and fire certificates to establish a mutual expiration date.
 4765-8-15  Certification by reciprocity.
 4765-8-18  Reinstatement of a certificate to practice.
 4765-8-19  Reinstatement of revoked certificate to practice.
 4765-18-11  Reciprocity qualifications for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

The following rules are proposed as no change rules:

 4765-8-02  Application for certificate to practice.
 4765-8-05  Examinations.
 4765-8-06  EMS certificate to practice and EMS certificate to teach cycles and continuing education requirements.
 4765-8-16  Application fees for certification.
 4765-8-17 Voluntary surrender or change in level of certificate to practice.

The proposed rules and filing information, including the public hearing notice, can also be reviewed using the search field at The Register of Ohio.

For questions regarding the rules or the public hearing, please contact ODPS Rules Coordinator Joseph Kirk.

Criminal Justice Services

There are no public hearings scheduled at this time.

Ohio Homeland Security

There are no public hearings scheduled at this time.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

There are no public hearings scheduled at this time.

Rule Inventory – Section 121.95 Ohio Revised Code (memo)

The following is the base rule inventory for the Ohio Department of Public Safety and its Divisions to comply with Section 121.95 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Rule Inventory

4501 Department of Public Safety - Administration and Director

4501:1 Bureau of Motor Vehicles

4501:2 State Highway Patrol

4501:3 Emergency Management Agency

4501:4 Ohio Investigative Unit

4501:5 Ohio Homeland Security

4501:6 Office of Criminal Justice Services

4501:7 Private Investigators and Security Services

4765 State Board of Emergency Medical Services

4766 Ohio Medical Transportation Board

4937 Utility Radiological Safety Board