3745-96-01 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; and

(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 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 system by April first annually.

Effective: 07/24/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/20/2009 and 07/24/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6109.03 , 6109.04
Prior Effective Dates: 05/01/01, 09/01/03, 07/01/04