3745-84-05 Fees for operating or maintaining a public water system.

(A) Pursuant to section 3745.11 of the Revised Code, a person applying for a public water system license to operate or maintain a public water system under section 6109.21 of the Revised Code and this chapter shall pay the appropriate fee according to the schedule set forth in division (M) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code at the time of submission of the application to the director.

(B) Failure to submit the application by the due date or failure to pay the appropriate fee required by division (M) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code at the time of submission of application for a public water system license to operate, as set forth in paragraph (D) of rules 3745-84-03 and 3745-84-02 of the Administrative Code, shall require payment of an additional amount equal to ten per cent of the appropriate fee.

(C) Failure to pay the appropriate fee required by division (M) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code shall render an application for a public water system license to operate incomplete. The director shall not act on an incomplete application for a public water system license to operate.

(D) Payment of fees required by division (M) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code shall be made by tendering payment, in a form acceptable to the director, to the treasurer of the state of Ohio. The director shall transmit all fees collected under this rule to the treasurer of the state for deposit into the drinking water protection fund created in section 6109.30 of the Revised Code.

(E) For public water systems that are community water systems as defined in rule 3745-81-01 of the Administrative Code, the fees for a license to operate, required under this chapter, shall be as set forth in division (M)(1) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code. The public water system may determine its means for obtaining fees, including the assessment of additional user fees which may be assessed on a volumetric basis.

(F) For public water systems that are nontransient noncommunity water systems as defined in rule 3745-81-01 of the Administrative Code, the fees for a license to operate, required by this chapter, shall be as set forth in division (M)(2) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code.

(G) For public water systems that are transient noncommunity water systems as defined in rule 3745-81-01 of the Administrative Code, the fees for a license to operate, required by this chapter, shall be as set forth in division (M)(3) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code.

(H) A public water system designated as using a surface water source shall pay a fee of seven hundred ninety-two dollars or the amount calculated under division (M)(1) or (2) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code, whichever is greater.

(I) For a public water system to operate for any portion of a license year, the entire fee required by division (M) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code shall be paid, except as provided for new systems under division (M)(5) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 07/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/17/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3745.11 , 6109.04 , 6109.21
Rule Amplifies: 6109.21
Prior Effective Dates: 12/01/93, 01/01/99, 04/21/01, 08/03/04, 04/01/09