(A) Disposal of solid waste under Chapter 3734, of the Revised Code shall only be by the following methods or combination thereof:
(4) Alternative disposal methods either as engineered fill or land application, provided that the applicant has received prior authorization from the director that use as engineered fill or land application of the solid wastes will not create a nuisance or harm human health or the environment and is capable of complying with other applicable laws.
(a) Request for an alternative disposal method authorization shall provide the following information:
(i) Name and address of the applicant (person responsible for the disposal), the generator, and the land owner. The applicant shall certify that the application is true and complete.
(ii) Description of efforts at the original source of generation to prevent or reduce the generation of the waste, and efforts to recycle or reuse the waste in a manner other than disposal.
(iii) Characterization of the waste. The waste generator shall provide an analysis of the solid waste and a justification as to why the parameters were chosen. The generator shall certify that the analysis is true, accurate and representative of the solid waste.
(iv) Method of disposal (engineered fill or land application), and how the waste will be used or applied.
(v) Quantity of solid waste, rate of disposal and disposal timeframes.
(vi) Plan drawing of the proposed limits for solid waste disposal. The director may require narratives or plan drawings deemed necessary to characterize the waste disposal location and surrounding environs to evaluate nuisance creation, harm to human health or the environment, and capability of complying with other applicable laws.
(vii) Signed written consent from the generator(s) and land owner(s) to the use of the solid waste in the project and at the location.
(viii) Contingency plan for disposal of any solid waste brought to the property that is not acceptable or is otherwise not disposed of on the property.
(ix) Description of other projects, if known, where the waste has been used.
[Comment:] Forms are available from Ohio EPA for alternative disposal method authorization requests.
(b) Ohio EPA may require other such information deemed necessary to determine that the activity will be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations administered by the director.
(c) Signatures required by paragraphs (A)(4)(a)(i), (A)(4)(a)(iii) and (A)(4)(a)(vii) shall be by the following:
(i) In the case of a corporation, by a principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president, or his duly authorized representative.
(ii) In the case of a partnership, by a general partner.
(iii) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the owner.
(iv) In the case of a municipal, state, federal or other governmental entity, by the principal executive officer, the ranking elected official, or other duly authorized employee.
(B) Solid waste disposal by means of open burning, as defined in Chapter 3745-19 of the Administrative Code, regulations of Ohio EPA, is permitted only as provided therein.
(C) No person shall conduct, permit, or allow open dumping. In the event that open dumping is occurring or has occurred at a property, the person(s) responsible for the open dumping, the owner of the property, or the person(s) who allow or allowed open dumping to occur, shall promptly remove and dispose or otherwise manage the solid waste in accordance with Chapter 3734, of the Revised Code, and shall submit verification that the solid waste has been properly managed.
[Comment: Prompt removal and disposal of solid waste does not relieve any obligations under state or federal environmental statutes. This may include environmental clean-up of the site and/or remediation of ground water contamination resulting from the open dumping.]
(D) Relation to other laws. No provision of Chapters 3745-27, 3745-29, 3745-30, and 3745-37 of the Administrative Code shall exempt any person from compliance with any section of the Ohio Revised Code, or any regulation of any federal agency, or of any department of the state government, including the Ohio department of health and the Ohio department of natural resources.