Any person investigating an area for the purpose of siting a commercial solid waste facility where no current solid waste permit exists, in order to determine a feasible, approximate location, shall prior to filing an application for a solid waste permit publish a Class II legal advertisement in a qualified newspaper serving the county where the proposed site is to be located. Such notice shall inform the public of the location, nature and other details of the proposed activity as prescribed in rules promulgated by the director. Within five days of such publication such person shall file with the director a pre-siting notice, which shall be made in writing on forms prescribed by the director and shall be signed and verified by the applicant. Such notice shall contain a certification of publication from a qualified newspaper, description of the area, the period of investigative review, a United States geological survey topographic map and a map showing the location of property boundaries of the area proposed for siting and other such information as required by rules promulgated pursuant to this section. The director shall hold a public hearing on the pre-siting notice in the area potentially affected. The director shall define pre-siting activities by promulgating legislative rules pursuant to chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. The pre-siting notice, as prescribed by the director, shall also be filed with the county or regional solid waste authority, established pursuant to article four, chapter twenty-two-c of this code, according to the county or region in which the proposed site is located within five days of the publication of the notice.