3701-2-04.1 Bureau of environmental health.

(A) The following functions are prescribed for the bureau of environmental health;

(1) Develop and promote programs in the department of health, other state agencies, and local health departments for indoor environmental air management;

(2) Study the distribution and determinants of environmentally-related adverse health outcomes in the human population of Ohio;

(3) Coordinate the activities of the bureau of environmental health with related activities of other programs in the department of health and coordinate the toxicology activities of the department of health with related activities in local, state, federal, and non-governmental agencies;

(4) Maintain a program of research toxicology pertaining to conditions which adversely affect human health in Ohio;

(5) Promote the advancement of community programs in basic disease prevention and surveillance and supplement these community programs with direct services from the bureau as needed; and

(6) Establish standards for performing quality assurance evaluation of local health agencies and their communities regarding environmental health needs and organizational capacity to address those needs;

(7) Provide technical assistance, consultation, and training to health commissioners, directors of environmental health and staff of local health districts regarding local environmental health program activities, including nuisance abatement, school inspections, tatoo and body piercing regulations, resident and day camp inspections and personnel needs assessments;

(8) Coordinate the activities of the bureau of environmental health with activities of other programs in the department of health and other state agencies to provide comprehensive environmental health technical assistance, consultation, training, and quality assurance activities to local health agencies, regulated industries, and other interests;

(9) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training, quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts and coordinate with the department of agriculture to administer and enforce the provisions of the Ohio retail food safety law, Chapter 3717. of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under that chapter;

(10) Disseminate food product recall information to city and general health districts and coordinate food product recalls and traceback investigations with local, state, and federal agencies;

(11) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training and quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts to administer and enforce the provisions of the Ohio marina law, section 3733.21 to 3733.30 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections;

(12) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training and quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts to administer and enforce the provisions of the Ohio manufactured home park law, sections 3733.01 to 3733.08 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections;

(13) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training and quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts to administer and enforce the provisions of the Ohio recreational park/camp law, sections 3733.01 to 3733.08 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that relate to parks and camps;

(14) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training and quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts to administer and enforce the provisions of the Ohio public swimming pool and spa law, Chapter 3749. of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under that chapter and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that relate to public swimming pools, spas, and bathing areas;

(15) Provide engineering plan review, construction verification inspections and technical assistance for development, modification and new construction of projects regulated under Chapter 3749. of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under that chapter and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that relate to public swimming pools and spas;

(16) Provide engineering plan review, construction verification inspections and technical assistance for development, modification and new construction of projects regulated under sections 3733.01 to 3733.08 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections that relate to manufactured home parks;

(17) Provide engineering plan review, construction verification inspections and technical assistance for development, modification and new construction of projects regulated under sections 3733.01 to 3733.08 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that relate to parks and camps;

(18) Provide engineering plan review, construction verification inspections and technical assistance for development, modification and new construction of projects regulated under sections 3733.21 to 3733.30 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under those sections that relate to marinas;

(19) Provide technical assistance, consultation, training and quality assurance surveys of city and general health districts to administer and enforce sections 3701.344 to 3701.346 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that relate to private water systems;

(20) Conduct private water systems and ground water investigations with city and general health districts including coordination of water quality sample analysis;

(21) Administer the provisions of section 3701.344 of the Revised Code, and the rules adopted under that section and section 3701.34 of the Revised Code that pertain to private water system contractor registration;

(22) Administer the provisions of Chapter 3718. of the Revised Code and Chapter 3701-29 of the Administrative Code that pertain to household sewage treatment systems;

(23) Inspect, administer and coordinate enforcement activities for the agricultural migrant labor camp program as required by sections 3733.41 to 3733.49 of the Revised Code;

(24) Sample and analyze water from selected public beaches along lake erie using established environmental protection agency (EPA) water quality standards for recreational use and make recommendations regarding posting advisory signs whenever bacteria levels present a possible health risk to swimmers; and

(25) Review the results of water analyzed by the department of natural resources taken from all state park bathing beaches and notify the department of natural resources when to post advisory signs that the bacteria levels present a possible risk to swimmers as required by sections 1541.032 and 3701.18 of the Revised Code;

(26) Provide public health assessments and consultations to local health departments, the general public, and the Ohio and U.S. environmental protection agencies regarding chemically contaminated properties;

(27) Conduct fish consumption risk assessment and provide advice on the consumption of Ohio sports fish;

(28) Provide the public with information on the health effects of various chemicals in air, food, surface water, and drinking water.

(B) The following minimum qualifications of the chief of the bureau of environmental health are prescribed:

(1) A master's degree in a health-related field, and three years progressively responsible administrative or management experience in the area of environmental health or toxicology, or a license as a registered sanitarian as provided by Chapter 4736. of the Revised Code; or

(2) Other equivalent combination of education and experience.

Effective: 11/07/2005
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3701.34
Rule Amplifies: 3701.34
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1977, 11/15/78, 6/12/82, 2/27/84, 9/27/90, 8/17/92, 5/24/95, 2/8/97, 2/26/2001