3745-34-10 Waiver of requirement by director.

(A) When injection does not occur into, through or above an underground source of drinking water, the director may authorize a well or project with less stringent requirements for area of review, construction, mechanical integrity, operation, monitoring, and reporting than required in this chapter or rule 3745-34-27 of the Administrative Code to the extent that the reduction in requirements will not result in an increased risk of movement of fluids into an underground source of drinking water.

(B) When injection occurs through or above an underground source of drinking water, but the radius of endangering influence when computed under paragraph (A) of rule 3745-34-32 of the Administrative Code is smaller or equal to the radius of the well, the director may authorize a well or project with less stringent requirements for operation, monitoring, and reporting than required in this chapter or rule 3745-34-27 of the Administrative Code to the extent that the reduction in requirements will not result in an increased risk of movement of fluids into an underground source of drinking water.

(C) When reducing requirements under paragraph (A) of this rule, the director shall prepare a fact sheet under rule 3745-47-06 of the Administrative Code explaining the reasons for the action. Such fact sheet shall include, but not be limited to, an explanation for the following criteria:

(1) Impact on the zone of endangering influence;

(2) Nature and volume of injection fluid;

(3) Nature of native fluids or by-products of injection;

(4) Potentially affected population;

(5) Geology;

(6) Hydrology;

(7) History of the injection operation;

(8) Completion and plugging records;

(9) Abandonment procedures in effect at the time the well was abandoned;

(10) Hydraulic connections with underground sources of drinking water;

(11) Surface waste handling operations;

(12) Mechanical integrity test results; and

(13) Demonstration that operating, monitoring, or reporting requirements can be reduced with no adverse health or environmental impact.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/07/2013 and 01/07/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.043
Rule Amplifies: 6111.043
Prior Effective Dates: 12/15/82