(1) Upon notification by the department that the variance application is complete, the applicant must publish the notice provided to him by the department once in a newspaper of general circulation in the geographical area within which the solid waste management system is located. This notice must be published not less than 45 days before the date of the hearing on the variance application before the board.
(2) The contents of the public notice must include at least the following:
(a) Name and address of the applicant;
(b) Citation and text of the administrative rule from which a variance is sought;
(c) Time, location and brief description of the purpose of the hearing;
(d) Address and phone number of the office at which interested persons may obtain further information, and inspect or obtain a copy of the application;
(e) The deadline as established by the hearing examiner for making a request to participate in the hearing; and
(f) Name and address of the hearing examiner to whom a request to participate is made.
(3) The applicant shall provide to the department a certification from the newspaper indicating the notice was published as required or a copy of the publication. The certification must be received by the department not less than 20 days prior to the board hearing. Failure of the applicant to provide certification at least 20 days prior to the hearing renders the application incomplete and causes cancellation of the scheduled hearing.