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3745-1-34 Water quality criteria for the protection of human health [fish consumption].

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) The chemical specific criteria listed in table 34-1 of this rule, or site-specific modifications thereof, apply as "Outside Mixing Zone Averages" and shall apply to all water bodies. For the purpose of setting water quality based effluent limits, these criteria shall be met after the effluent and the receiving water are reasonably well mixed as provided in rules 3745-1-06 and 3745-2-05 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Water bodies located within the Ohio river drainage basin. Any methodologies and procedures acceptable under 40 C.F.R. 131 may be used when developing or revising human health water quality criteria or implementing narrative criteria contained in rule 3745-1-04 of the Administrative Code. For any pollutant for which it is demonstrated that a methodology or procedure cited in this rule is not scientifically defensible, the director may apply an alternative methodology or procedure acceptable under 40 C.F.R. 131 when developing water quality criteria.

(C) Water bodies located within the lake Erie drainage basin. The methodologies contained in rules 3745-1-41 and 3745-1-42 of the Administrative Code shall be used when adopting or revising numeric human health criteria and when implementing the narrative water quality criteria contained in rule 3745-1-04 of the Administrative Code. For pollutants listed in table 34-2 of this rule, any methodologies and procedures acceptable under 40 C.F.R. 131 may be used when developing water quality criteria or implementing narrative criteria. For any pollutant other than those in table 33-2 of this rule, for which it is demonstrated that a methodology or procedure cited in this rule is not scientifically defensible, the director may apply an alternative methodology or procedure acceptable under 40 C.F.R. 131 when developing water quality criteria.

Table 34-1. Water quality criteria for the protection of human health [fish consumption].

        

OMZA3

Chemical

Form1

Units2

Ohio river

Lake Erie

Acenaphthene

T

µg/l

2,700

--

Acrolein

T

µg/l

780

--

Acrylonitrile5

T

µg/l

6.6

--

Aldrin5

T

µg/l

0.0014

--

Anthracene

T

µg/l

110,000

--

Antimony

TR

µg/l

4,300

--

Benzene5

T

µg/l

710

310

Benzidine5

T

µg/l

0.0054

--

Benzo(a)anthracene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Benzo(a)pyrene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Benzo(b)fluoranthene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Benzo(k)fluoranthene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Beryllium

TR

µg/l

280

--

Bromoform5

T

µg/l

3,600

--

Butylbenzyl phthalate

T

µg/l

5,200

--

Carbon tetrachloride5

T

µg/l

44

--

Chlordane5

T

µg/l

0.022

0.00025

Chlorobenzene

T

µg/l

21,000

3200

Chlorodibromomethane5

T

µg/l

340

--

Bis(2-Chloroethyl)ether5

T

µg/l

14

--

Chloroform5

T

µg/l

4,700

--

bis(2-Chloroisopropyl)ether

T

µg/l

170,000

--

bis(2-Chloromethyl)ether5

T

µg/l

0.0078

--

2-Chloronaphthalene

T

µg/l

4,300

--

2-Chlorophenol

T

µg/l

400

--

Chrysene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Copper

TR

µg/l

1,300

--

Cyanide

free

µg/l

220,000

48,000(T)

4,4'-DDD5

T

µg/l

0.0084

--

4,4'-DDE5

T

µg/l

0.0059

--

4,4'-DDT5

T

µg/l

0.0059

0.00015

Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Di-n-butyl phthalate

T

µg/l

12,000

--

1,2-Dichlorobenzene

T

µg/l

17,000

--

1,3-Dichlorobenzene

T

µg/l

2,600

--

1,4-Dichlorobenzene

T

µg/l

2,600

--

3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine5

T

µg/l

0.77

--

Dichlorobromomethane5

T

µg/l

460

--

1,2-Dichloroethane5

T

µg/l

990

--

1,1-Dichloroethylene5

T

µg/l

32

--

trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene

T

µg/l

140,000

--

2,4-Dichlorophenol

T

µg/l

790

--

1,2-Dichloropropane5

T

µg/l

390

--

1,3-Dichloropropene

T

µg/l

1,700

--

Dieldrin5

T

µg/l

0.0014

0.0000065

Diethyl phthalate

T

µg/l

120,000

--

2,4-Dimethylphenol

T

µg/l

2,300

8,700

Dimethyl phthalate

T

µg/l

2,900,000

--

4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol (4,6-Dinitro-2-methylphenol)

T

µg/l

770

--

Dinitrophenols4

T

µg/l

14,000

  

2,4-Dinitrophenol

T

µg/l

--

2,800

2,4-Dinitrotoluene5

T

µg/l

91

--

1,2-Diphenylhydrazine5

T

µg/l

5.4

--

alpha-Endosulfan6

T

µg/l

240

--

beta-Endosulfan6

T

µg/l

240

--

Endosulfan sulfate6

T

µg/l

240

--

Endrin6

T

µg/l

0.81

--

Endrin aldehyde6

T

µg/l

0.81

--

Ethylbenzene

T

µg/l

29,000

--

bis(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate5

T

µg/l

59

--

Fluoranthene

T

µg/l

370

--

Fluorene

T

µg/l

14,000

--

Heptachlor5

T

µg/l

0.0021

--

Heptachlor epoxide5

T

µg/l

0.0011

--

Hexachlorobenzene5

T

µg/l

0.0077

0.00045

Hexachlorobutadiene5

T

µg/l

500

--

alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexane5

T

µg/l

0.13

--

beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane5

T

µg/l

0.46

--

gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane (Lindane)5

T

µg/l

0.63

0.50

Hexachlorocyclohexane - technical grade5

T

µg/l

0.41

--

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

T

µg/l

17,000

--

Hexachloroethane5

T

µg/l

89

6.7

Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene5

T

µg/l

0.49

--

Isophorone5

T

µg/l

26,000

--

Mercury

TR

µg/l

0.012

0.0031

Methyl bromide

T

µg/l

4,000

--

Methylene chloride5

T

µg/l

16,000

2,600

Nickel

TR

µg/l

4,600

--

Nitrobenzene

T

µg/l

1,900

--

Nitrosoamines5

T

µg/l

12

--

N-Nitrosodibutylamine5

T

µg/l

5.9

--

N-Nitrosodiethylamine5

T

µg/l

12

--

N-Nitrosodimethylamine5

T

µg/l

81

--

N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine5

T

µg/l

14

--

N-Nitrosodiphenylamine5

T

µg/l

160

--

N-Nitrosodipyrrolidine5

T

µg/l

920

--

Pentachlorobenzene

T

µg/l

4.1

--

Pentachlorophenol5

T

mg/l

82

--

Phenol

T

µg/l

4,600,000

--

Polychlorinated biphenyls5

T

µg/l

0.0017

0.000026

Pyrene

T

µg/l

11,000

--

Selenium

TR

µg/l

11,000

--

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene

T

µg/l

2.9

--

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin5

T

pg/l

0.14

0.0086

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane5

T

µg/l

110

--

Tetrachloroethylene5

T

µg/l

89

--

Toluene

T

µg/l

200,000

51,000

Toxaphene5

T

µg/l

0.0075

0.000068

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

T

µg/l

940

--

1,1,2-Trichloroethane5

T

µg/l

420

--

Trichloroethylene5

T

µg/l

810

370

2,4,5-Trichlorophenol

T

µg/l

9,800

--

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol5

T

µg/l

65

--

Vinyl chloride5

T

µg/l

5,300

--

Zinc

T

µg/l

69,000

--

1S = soluble; T = total; TR = total recoverable.

2mg/l = milligrams per liter (parts per million); µg/l = micrograms per liter (parts per billion); pg/l = picograms per liter (parts per quadrillion).

3OMZA = outside mixing zone average.

4The criteria for this chemical apply to the sum of all dinitrophenols.

5Criteria for this chemical are based on a carcinogenic endpoint.

6The criteria for this chemical apply to the sum of alpha-endosulfan, beta-endosulfan and endosulfan sulfate.

7The criteria for this chemical apply to the sum of endrin and endrin aldehyde.

Table 34-2. Pollutants subject to any methodologies and procedures acceptable under 40 C.F.R. 131 for water bodies located in the lake Erie drainage basin.

Alkalinity

Ammonia

Bacteria

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)

Chlorine

Color

Dissolved oxygen

Dissolved solids

pH

Phosphorus

Salinity

Temperature

Total and suspended solids

Turbidity

Replaces: Part of: 3745-1-33, 3745-1-34

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3745-1-34

Effective: 2/6/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/06/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.041
Rule Amplifies: 6111.041
Prior Effective Dates: 2/14/1978, 4/4/1985, 8/19/1985, 4/30/1987, 5/1/1990, 4/26/1997, 10/31/1997, 7/31/1998, 7/31/1999, 2/22/2002, 12/30/2002, 10/1/14, 8/10/2016