Lawriter - OAC - 3745-555-700 Closure of a transfer facility.

3745-555-700 Closure of a transfer facility.

The owner or operator of a solid waste transfer facility shall do the following:

(A) Begin closure of a transfer facility when any of the following occurs:

(1) The owner or operator declares the transfer facility will cease accepting waste. Except for transfer facilities that accept exclusively source-separated yard waste for transfer, closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraphs (B) to (E) of this rule. Transfer facilities accepting exclusively yard waste shall complete closure in accordance with paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule.

(2) The owner or operator declares the transfer facility will cease operating as a solid waste transfer facility. Closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraph (F) of this rule.

(3) A solid waste facility license issued for the transfer facility expires, and no further license was applied for in the manner prescribed in Chapter 3745-501 of the Administrative Code. Closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraphs (B) to (E) of this rule.

(4) A solid waste facility license issued for the transfer facility expires, and another license was applied for and denied as a final action. Closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraphs (C) to (E) of this rule.

(5) A solid waste facility license issued for the transfer facility is revoked as a final action. Closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraphs (C) to (E) of this rule.

(6) Detail plans, specifications, and information submitted as required by division (A)(5) of section 3734.05 of the Revised Code are disapproved, and all remedies for such disapproval have either been exhausted or waived by failure to pursue such remedies in a timely manner. Closure shall be completed in accordance with paragraphs (C) to (E) of this rule.

(B) Provide notice by certified mail, or any other form of mail accompanied by a receipt, of the anticipated date on which the transfer facility will cease to accept solid waste to the board of health having jurisdiction, to the single or joint county solid waste management district in which the transfer facility is located, and to the director. Such notice shall be provided not later than ninety days prior to the anticipated date on which solid waste will cease to be accepted.

(C) Not later than thirty days after a transfer facility has ceased to accept solid waste for transfer:

(1) Thoroughly clean all waste handling facilities, equipment, and areas on the premises. For purposes of this rule, final cleaning of a transfer facility at a minimum shall include the following actions:

(a) All solid wastes shall be removed from the transfer facility and managed properly.

(b) All areas of the transfer facility and any appurtenances, including but not limited to containers, equipment, machines, floors, and transfer facility surfaces that were in contact with solid wastes at any time during the operation of the transfer facility and that are not to be removed during the final cleaning, shall be washed or otherwise subjected to procedures that substantially reduce or eliminate any remaining constituents or contaminants derived from contact with solid wastes.

(c) All leachate remaining on the site shall be removed and disposed of properly. The leachate collection system shall be thoroughly flushed of all materials derived from or that have contacted solid wastes.

(2) Post signs in such a manner as to be easily visible at all access gates leading into the transfer facility stating that the transfer facility is closed for all solid waste transfer activities. These signs shall be maintained in legible condition for not less than six months after closing the transfer facility.

(D) Not later than sixty days after a transfer facility has ceased to accept solid waste for transfer, complete the following actions:

(1) Remove, seal, or change the leachate collection system as necessary to prevent filling or overflow of leachate conveyance and storage structures or to prevent discharges from the system to waters of the state, unless such discharges are otherwise regulated in accordance with Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code.

(2) Bait the transfer facility for rodents and treat for other vectors as necessary.

(E) Not later than thirty days after completing the requirements as outlined in paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule, certify to the licensing authority that the transfer facility was thoroughly cleaned and closed pursuant to paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule. The certification shall include a certification statement and signature in accordance with rule 3745-500-50 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Provide, by certified mail or any other type of mail accompanied by a receipt, written notice of intent to cease operating as a solid waste transfer facility to the licensing authority and to the director not later than sixty days prior to the anticipated date on which the transfer facility will cease to operate as a transfer facility. Closure will be completed when the licensing authority and the director have received the following:

(1) Documentation that the facility no longer meets the definition of solid waste transfer facility.

(2) Documentation that all areas previously used for solid waste transfer activities which will not be used for waste management activities were closed in accordance with paragraph (C) and (D) of this rule.

(3) A certification statement and signature in accordance with rule 3745-500-50 of the Administrative Code.


Effective: 4/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.02
Rule Amplifies: 3734.02