3745-96-01 Consumer confidence report applicability and definitions.

(A) This chapter establishes the minimum requirements for the content of the annual report that a community water system shall deliver to its customers. The report shall contain information on the quality of the water delivered by the system and characterize the risks from exposure to contaminants detected in the drinking water in an accurate and understandable manner.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (G) of this rule and rule 3745-81-02 of the Administrative Code, this chapter applies to community water systems as defined in rule 3745-81-01 of the Administrative Code.

(C) For the purpose of this chapter, "customers" are defined as service connections to which water is delivered by a community water system.

(D) For the purpose of this chapter, detected is defined as at or above the levels in the following rules:

(1) Paragraph (H) of rule 3745-81-23 of the Administrative Code for inorganic contaminants listed in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-81-11 of the Administrative Code .

(2) Table 1 of appendix B to rule 3745-89-03 of the Administrative Code for inorganic chemicals nitrate, nitrite, chlorite, and bromate .

(3) Paragraph (A)(13) of rule 3745-81-24 of the Administrative Code for the volatile organic chemicals listed in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-81-12 of the Administrative Code .

(4) Paragraphs (B)(14) and (B)(10)(c) of rule 3745-81-24 of the Administrative Code for the synthetic organic chemicals listed in paragraph (E) of rule 3745-81-12 of the Administrative Code .

(5) Table 4 of appendix B to rule 3745-89-03 of the Administrative Code for radioactive contaminants .

(6) Tables 1, 2, and 3 of appendix B to rule 3745-89-03 of the Administrative Code for disinfectant residuals, total trihalomethanes (TTHM), and haloacetic acids five (HAA5).

(E) Each community water system shall deliver a report to its customers and meet the requirements of paragraph (B) of rule 3745-96-04 of the Administrative Code by July first annually. Each report shall contain data collected during, or prior to, the previous calendar year as prescribed in paragraph (D)(3) of rule 3745-96-02 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A new community water system shall deliver its first report by July first of the year after its first full calendar year in operation and annually thereafter.

(G) Any public water system as defined in rule 3745-81-01 of the Administrative Code that sells water to a community water system shall deliver the applicable information required in rules 3745-96-02 and 3745-96-03 of the Administrative Code to the buyer, or consecutive water system, by April first annually. Delivered information shall include all source water information, information on detected contaminants, information on cryptosporidium and radon, and compliance with state primary drinking water rules as described in rule 3745-96-02 of the Administrative Code.

(H) Consecutive water systems shall include in their report all information received from the wholesaler, including all source water information, detected contaminants from the plant tap, cryptosporidium and radon information, and wholesaler violation information.

Effective: 10/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/06/2015 and 10/26/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6109.04
Prior Effective Dates: 05/01/01, 09/01/03, 07/01/04, 07/24/09