(A) Coverage. Applicants for class I well permits shall identify the location of all known wells within the injection well's area of review which penetrate the injection zone. For such wells which are improperly sealed, completed, or abandoned, as determined by the director, the applicant shall also submit a plan consisting of such steps or modifications as are necessary to prevent movement of fluid into underground sources of drinking water ("corrective action"). Where the plan is adequate, the director shall incorporate it into the permit as a condition. Where the director's review of an application indicates that the permittee's plan is inadequate (based on the factors in rule 3745-34-33 of the Administrative Code), the director shall require the applicant to revise the plan, prescribe a plan for corrective action as a condition of the permit under paragraph (B) of this rule, or deny the application.
(1) Existing injection wells. Any permit issued for an existing injection well requiring corrective action shall include a compliance schedule requiring any corrective action accepted or prescribed under paragraph (A) of this rule to be completed as soon as possible.
(2) New injection wells. No owner or operator of a new injection well may begin injection until all required corrective action has been taken.
(3) Injection pressure limitation. The director may require as a permit condition that injection pressure be so limited that pressure in the injection zone does not exceed hydrostatic pressure at the site of any improperly completed or abandoned well within the area of review. This pressure limitation shall satisfy the corrective action requirement. Alternatively, such injection pressure limitation can be part of a compliance schedule and last until all other required corrective action has been taken.
Eff 12-15-82; 7-25-84
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 6111.043