(A) Not later than October 1, 1993, the director of environmental protection shall enter into a delegation agreement with each local air pollution control authority listed in divisions (J)(1)(a) to (j) of section 3704.01 of the Revised Code under which the local air pollution control authority agrees to perform on behalf of the environmental protection agency air pollution control regulatory services within the political subdivision represented by the local air pollution control authority. The director may enter into such a delegation agreement with a local air pollution control authority established on or after the effective date of this section, subject to the condition established in division (B) of this section. Each delegation agreement shall be self-renewing on an annual basis on the first day of October of each year. The terms of each such delegation agreement shall remain unchanged from year to year unless they are amended by mutual agreement of the director and the local air pollution control authority.
(B) The director may conduct a periodic performance evaluation of the air pollution control program operated by each local air pollution control authority. Based upon the findings of such a performance evaluation, the director may terminate or refuse to renew the delegation agreement with a local air pollution control authority if he determines that the local air pollution control authority is not adequately performing its obligations under the agreement.
(C) The director may enter into contracts for payments to local air pollution control authorities from moneys credited to the clean air fund created in section 3704.035 of the Revised Code, subject to the limitation specified in that section, and any other moneys appropriated by the general assembly for that purpose. The director shall distribute the moneys available for making payments to the local air pollution control authorities pursuant to such contracts equitably among the local air pollution control authorities based upon the amount of local funding and the workload of each local air pollution control authority, including, without limitation, population served, number of air permits issued for both new and existing sources, land area, and number of air contaminant sources. The director biennially shall review the workload of each local air pollution control authority and shall determine the percentage of the moneys available for the purpose of making payments under the contracts. In determining the percentage of those moneys that is to be so distributed, the director shall consider the recommendations of the local air pollution control authorities.
Effective Date: 07-01-1993