(A) Owners or operators of thermal treatment devices subject to rules 3745-68-70 to 3745-68-83 of the Administrative Code may burn Ohio EPA hazardous wastes F020, F021, F022, F023, F026, or F027 if they receive a certification from the director that they can meet the performance standards of rules 3745-57-40 to 3745-57-51 of the Administrative Code when they burn these wastes.
(B) The following standards and procedures will be used on determining whether to certify a thermal treatment unit:
(1) The owner or operator shall submit an application to the director containing the applicable information in rules 3745-50-44 and 3745-50-62 of the Administrative Code demonstrating that the thermal treatment unit can meet the performance standards in rules 3745-57-40 to 3745-57-51 of the Administrative Code when they burn these wastes.
(2) The director shall issue a tentative decision as to whether the thermal treatment unit can meet the performance standards in rules 3745-57-40 to 3745-57-51 of the Administrative Code. Notification of this tentative decision shall be provided by newspaper advertisement and radio broadcast in the jurisdiction where the thermal treatment device is located. The director shall accept comment on the tentative decision for sixty days. The director also may hold a public hearing upon request or at his discretion.
(3) After the close of the public comment period, the director shall issue a decision whether or not to certify the thermal treatment unit.