3745-34-19 Emergency permits.

(A) Coverage. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the director may temporarily permit a specific underground injection which has not otherwise been authorized by rule or permit if:

(1) An imminent and substantial endangerment to the health of persons will result unless a temporary emergency permit is granted; and

(2) Timely application for a permit could not practicably have been made; and

(3) The injection will not result in the movement of fluids into underground sources of drinking water.

(B) Requirements for issuance.

(1) Any temporary permit under paragraph (A) of this rule shall be for no longer term than required to prevent the hazard.

(2) Notice of any temporary permit under this paragraph shall be published in accordance with rule 3745-47-07 of the Administrative Code within ten days of the issuance of the permit.

(3) The temporary permit under this rule may be either oral or written. If oral, it must be followed within five calendar days by a written temporary emergency permit.

(4) The director shall condition the temporary permit in any manner he or she determines is necessary to ensure that the injection will not result in the movement of fluids into an underground source of drinking water.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/08/2009 and 12/08/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: RC Section 6111.043

Rule Amplifies: RC Section 6111.043

Prior Effective Dates: 07/25/84