3745-54-52 Content of contingency plan.

(A) The contingency plan must describe the actions facility personnel must take to comply with rules 3745-54-51 and 3745-54-56 of the Administrative Code in response to fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water at the facility.

(B) If the owner or operator has already prepared a "Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan" in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112or some other emergency or contingency plan, he need only amend that plan to incorporate hazardous waste management provisions that are sufficient to comply with the requirements of Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57 and 3745-205 of the Administrative Code. The owner or operator may develop one contingency plan which meets all regulatory requirements. Ohio EPA recommends that the plan be based on the "National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance" ("One Plan"). When modifications are made to non-hazardous waste management provisions in an integrated contingency plan, the changes do not trigger the need for a hazardous waste management permit modification.

(C) The contingency plan must describe arrangements agreed to by local police departments, fire departments, hospitals, contractors, and local emergency response teams to coordinate emergency services, pursuant to rule 3745-54-37 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The contingency plan must list names, addresses, and phone numbers (office and home) of all persons qualified to act as emergency coordinator (see rule 3745-54-55 of the Administrative Code), and this list must be kept up to date. Where more than one person is listed, one person must be named as primary emergency coordinator and others must be listed in the order in which they will assume responsibility as alternates. For new facilities, this information must be submitted to the director at the time of issuance of an Ohio hazardous waste permit, rather than at the time of permit application.

(E) The contingency plan must include a list of all emergency equipment at the facility [such as fire extinguishing systems, spill control equipment, communications and alarm systems (internal and external), and decontamination equipment], where this equipment is required. This list must be kept up to date. In addition, the contingency plan must include the location and a physical description of each item on the list, and a brief outline of its capabilities.

(F) The contingency plan must include an evacuation plan for facility personnel where there is a possibility that evacuation could be necessary. This plan must describe signal(s) to be used to begin evacuation, evacuation routes, and alternate evacuation routes (in cases where the primary routes could be blocked by releases of hazardous waste or fires).

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled "Incorporated by reference."]

Effective: 03/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: Exempt
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.12
Rule Amplifies: 3734.12
Prior Effective Dates: 04/15/1981, 01/07/1983, 05/29/1985 (Emer.), 08/29/1985, 12/07/2004, 09/05/2010