1501:9-7-04 Prevention of contamination and pollution.

(A) No person shall cause or allow injection of fluid containing any contaminant into an underground source of drinking water. No authorization by permit or rule shall allow the movement of fluid containing any contaminant into an underground source of drinking water. The applicant for a permit or operator of an existing solution mining project shall have the burden of showing that the requirements of this rule are met.

(B) When water quality monitoring of an underground source of drinking water indicates the movement of any contaminant into the underground source of drinking water, the chief shall prescribe such additional requirements for construction, corrective action, operation, monitoring, or reporting as are necessary to prevent such movement. In the case of wells authorized by permit, these additional requirements shall be imposed by modifying the permit in accordance with paragraph (R) of rule 1501:9-7-07 of the Administrative Code, or the permit may be terminated in accordance with paragraph (R)(2) of rule 1501:9-7-07 of the Administrative Code if cause exists, or appropriate enforcement action may be taken if the permit has been violated.

(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of Chapter 1501:9-7 of the Administrative Code, the chief may take emergency action upon receipt of information that a contaminant, which is present in or is likely to enter a public water system, may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to the health of persons.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1509.221

Rule Amplifies: 1509.221

Prior Effective Dates: 11/26/82, 4/18/84 (Emer.), 7/2/84