Oklahoma SIP: OAC 252:4-3-1 to 252:4-3-2: Meetings and Public Forums, SIP effective February 27, 2009 (OKd06) to May 10, 2020
Oklahoma Administrative Code. Title 252. Department of Environmental Quality
Chapter 4. Rules of Practice and Procedures (OAC 252:4)
SUBCHAPTER 3. MEETINGS AND PUBLIC FORUMS
As adopted in Oklahoma Register June 1, 2001 (18 Ok Reg 1922) effective June 11, 2001.
Approved by EPA December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79400) effective February 27, 2009 (OKd06).
252:4-3-2. Public forums
(a) Board. The Board shall hold quarterly meetings and may hold other meetings as it deems necessary.
(b) Council. Each council shall hold at least one regularly scheduled meeting per calendar year, except the Air Quality Advisory Council which shall hold at least two regularly scheduled meetings.
(c) Location. The Board or a Council may meet at any location convenient and open to the public in this state to encourage public participation in the environmental rulemaking process.
(d) Agenda. The proposed agenda of a meeting may be developed with the advice of members and modified by the Chair. Time permitting, a copy of the proposed agenda shall be sent to each Board or Council member at least ten (10) calendar days before a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board or Council may, by majority vote during a meeting, continue an agenda item to or specify a new agenda item for another meeting or forum.
(e) Public comment. The agenda shall reserve time during the meeting for public comment on agenda action items. The DEQ shall provide sign-in sheets at each meeting for persons who wish to present written or oral comment on an agenda action item. The Chair reserves the right to rearrange the agenda items during the meeting to accommodate public comment. The Chair may set reasonable time limits on oral comment and may accept written submittals on behalf of the Council or the Board.
252:4-3-2. Public forums
(a) Generally. A public forum for receiving public comments and dissemination of information may be held in conjunction with a Council or Board meeting but shall be a separate meeting.
(b) Location. Each forum may be held at a different location in the state.
(c) Format. The forum shall be conducted by the Chair or the Chair's designee.
(d) Public comment. The DEQ shall provide sign-in sheets at each meeting for persons who wish to present written or oral comments. The Chair may set reasonable time limits on oral comment and may accept written submittals on behalf of the Council or the Board.