3745-150-04 Environmental review.

(A) In conducting an environmental review the director shall consider potential direct, indirect, and cumulative short-term and long-term environmental impacts associated with the assistance proposal and the disposal system, or the overall activities, of which it is a part. The director shall conduct the review in sufficient detail to be an adequate basis to determine whether to issue a finding of no significant impact or a finding of significant impact.

(B) The director shall, without limitation, consider the following attributes in the environmental review:

(1) Air quality,

(2) Archaeological and historical resources,

(3) Aquatic habitat,

(4) Coastal zones,

(5) Endangered species,

(6) Farmland protection,

(7) Fish and wildlife,

(8) Floodplains,

(9) Ground water resources,

(10) Safety,

(11) Safe drinking water,

(12) Surface water resources,

(13) Terrestrial habitat,

(14) Wetlands, and,

(15) Wild and scenic rivers.

(C) For each environmental review, the director may, without limitation, also consider any other attributes that the director may determine to be relevant to potential significant adverse impacts to either the natural or human environments.

(D) If, based upon the director's environmental review, the director determines that a potential for an associated significant adverse impact exists, the director may request that the applicant develop measures that avoid or sufficiently mitigate the potentially significant adverse environmental impact. If the applicant provides measures that reduce the potential adverse impacts to a non-significant level, as determined by the director, the director may issue a finding of no significant impact after preparation of an environmental assessment document as provided for in rule 3745-150-06 of the Administrative Code.

(E) The director may prepare a supplemental study in accordance with rule 3745-150-07 of the Administrative Code when the director determines there is a potential for significant adverse environmental impacts.

Effective: 02/20/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.036
Rule Amplifies: 6111.036
Prior Effective Dates: 12/21/2006