4650.0160 REVIEW OF APPLICATION.
By May 15 of each year, the commissioner shall issue a decision regarding an unsolicited application from a voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization that the procedures for reporting and review proposed by the applicant are approved or disapproved. Within 45 days of the close of the application period specified in a request for applicants, the commissioner shall issue a decision regarding applications received in response to the request that the applicant and the applicant's proposed procedures for reporting and review are approved or disapproved. Approval by the commissioner is effective immediately.
The commissioner may disapprove any application on demonstration that the reporting and review procedures of a voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization are not substantially equivalent to those established by the commissioner or if the commissioner reasonably believes that the reporting and review procedures of a voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization are not likely to meet the deliverable dates established in the written operating requirements or specified in the request for proposals.
An organization whose application has been disapproved by the commissioner may submit a new or amended application to the commissioner within 15 calendar days after disapproval of the initial application.
The commissioner may request an oral presentation from a voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization that has submitted an application under parts 4650.0154 to 4650.0158. The oral presentation must include the items in the application as described in part 4650.0158 and must address any questions the commissioner has about the application.