Section 1600 The Hearing Board shall hold a public hearing as hereinafter provided before issuing, modifying or revoking any order of abatement or variance. All hearings shall be held at a site which is readily accessible to the public.
Section 1601 Notice: Notice of a public hearing to consider an application for a variance, other than an emergency hearing called pursuant to Chapter V or a ninety (90) day variance hearing, shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the District, not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing date. Written notice shall be mailed by first class mail to any party requesting notice of a hearing. In the case of a hearing to consider an application for a variance other than an emergency or interim variance, notice shall be served upon the air pollution control officer, the applicant or permittee, the Air Resources Board and the Environmental Protection Agency no less than fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing.
Section 1602 Petition Procedures: Requests for hearings shall be initiated by the filing of a petition or application for a variance with the Clerk of the Hearing Board, and the payment of a nonreturnable fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or as provided for in Sections 1620 and 1736 of these Rules and Regulations. Service of a copy of the petition shall be made on the Air Pollution Control Officer and on the holder of the permit or variance, if any, involved. Service may be made in person or by mail, and service may be proved by written acknowledgement of the person served or by the affidavit of the person making the service.