3745-18-05 Ambient and meteorological monitoring requirements.

(A) The director may require, under the authority of section 3704.03 of the Revised Code, any owner or operator responsible for any source of sulfur dioxide emissions which may be contributing to air pollution to install, operate, and maintain monitoring devices; to maintain records; and file periodic reports with the director.

(B) Within three months of the receipt of any order under this rule, or within another time period that such order may specify, the owner or operator shall submit to the director an "Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Plan." Such plan shall include an air quality and meteorological measurement network consistent with the objective of obtaining an accurate assessment of the sulfur dioxide air quality and meteorology within the zone impacted by sulfur dioxide emissions from the source. The plan shall follow criteria guidelines furnished by the director for number of instruments; site location; monitoring methods; equipment performance specifications; equipment operation and maintenance; analytical and data reduction quality assurance; and data reporting. The director may issue additional orders pursuant to this paragraph to require that a previously submitted plan be clarified, updated, corrected, supplemented, or otherwise amended.

(C) Owners or operators of sources with interacting or overlapping zones of sulfur dioxide emissions impact may join in cooperative arrangements to satisfy orders issued pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule.

(D) The director shall give consideration to any plan submitted by an owner or operator pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule prior to ordering the owner or operator to install, operate, and maintain monitoring devices, or keep records and report information.

(E) Nothing in this rule shall be interpreted to prevent the director from issuing orders pursuant to section 3704.03 of the Revised Code to require the installation, operation, and maintenance of monitoring devices; or to require record keeping and reporting of information without first issuing an order pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3745-18-05

Effective: 2/16/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/29/2016 and 11/29/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A), 3704.03(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 12/28/79, 5/11/87, 2/17/11