3704.112 Local air pollution control authority - powers and duties.

For the purpose of fulfilling the duties and obligations imposed pursuant to a delegation agreement entered into under section 3704.111 of the Revised Code, a local air pollution control authority, in the name of the environmental protection agency, may do all of the following within the political subdivisions that it represents:

(A) Establish, maintain, and operate air quality monitoring stations and other devices designed to measure air pollution or ambient air quality;

(B) Enter upon public or private property, real or personal, at any reasonable time to make inspections, conduct tests, examine or copy records or reports, determine actual or potential emissions of air contaminants from a premises, and ascertain compliance with this chapter and any rules, orders, terms or conditions of permits or variances, or other determinations made or issued under it. If the entry or inspection authorized under this division is refused, hindered, or thwarted, an authorized representative of the local air pollution control authority may apply for, and any judge of a court of record may issue, an administrative inspection warrant under division (F) of section 2933.21 of the Revised Code, or other appropriate search warrant, to achieve the purposes of this chapter within the court's territorial jurisdiction.

(C) Investigate or make inquiries into any alleged violation of this chapter or a rule, order, term or condition of a permit or variance, or other determination made or issued under it, or act of air pollution, upon the complaint of any person, the local air pollution control authority's own initiative, or the request of the environmental protection agency;

(D) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under section 3704.03 of the Revised Code governing open burning, grant or deny permission to conduct open burning to persons making application for permission to do so;

(E) Encourage, participate in, or conduct studies, investigations, research, and education and training programs, and collect and disseminate information, relating to air pollution;

(F) Accept and administer grants from the federal government and any other source, public or private, for the purpose of carrying out any function under this chapter.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993