3745-50-57 Emergency permits.

(A) In the event the director finds an imminent and substantial danger to public health, safety or the environment, the director may issue a temporary emergency permit:

(1) To a non-permitted facility to allow treatment, storage, or disposal of a hazardous waste; or

(2) To a permitted facility to allow treatment, storage, or disposal of a hazardous waste not covered by an effective permit.

(B) This emergency permit:

(1) May be oral or written. If oral, it must be followed in five days by a written emergency permit;

(2) Must not exceed ninety days in duration and is not renewable;

(3) Must clearly specify the hazardous wastes to be received, and the manner and location of their treatment, storage, or disposal;

(4) May be revoked by the director at any time without process if the director determines that revocation is appropriate to protect public health, safety, or the environment;

(5) May be modified by the director during its duration if the director determines that such modification is necessary to protect public health, safety, or the environment; and

(6) Must be accompanied by a public notice including:

(a) Name and telephone number of a contact person at Ohio EPA;

(b) Name and location of the permitted facility;

(c) A brief description of the wastes involved;

(d) A brief description of the action authorized and reasons for authorizing it;

(e) Duration of the emergency permit; and

(7) Must incorporate, to the extent possible and not inconsistent with the emergency situation, all applicable requirements of rules 3745-50-40 to 3745-50-235 and Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57, 3745-205, and 3745-266 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/16/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/06/2008 and 08/25/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.02
Rule Amplifies: 3734.02
Prior Effective Dates: 04/15/1981, 03/04/1985, 10/20/1998, 12/07/2000, 03/13/2002, 12/07/2004