3710.06 Action on application - waiver of requirements for emergency - renewal.

(A) Within fifteen business days after receiving an application, the director of environmental protection shall acknowledge receipt of the application and notify the applicant of any deficiency in the application. Within sixty calendar days after receiving a completed application, including all additional information requested by the director, the director shall issue a license or certificate or deny the application. The director shall issue only one license or certificate that is in effect at one time to a business entity and its principal officers and a public entity and its principal officers.


(1) The director shall deny an application if it determines that the applicant has not demonstrated the ability to comply fully with all applicable federal and state requirements and all requirements, procedures, and standards established by the director in this chapter, Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code, or rules adopted under those chapters, as those chapters and rules pertain to asbestos.

(2) The director shall deny any application for an asbestos hazard abatement contractor's license if the applicant or an officer or employee of the applicant has been convicted of a felony under any state or federal law designed to protect the environment.

(3) The director shall send all denials of an application by certified mail to the applicant. If the director receives a timely request for a hearing from the applicant on the proposed denial of an application, the director shall hold a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, as provided in division (A) of section 3710.13 of the Revised Code.

(C) In an emergency that results from a sudden, unexpected event that is not a planned asbestos hazard abatement project, the director may waive the requirements for a license or certificate. For the purposes of this division, "emergency" includes operations necessitated by nonroutine failures of equipment or by actions of fire and emergency medical personnel pursuant to duties within their official capacities. Any person who performs an asbestos hazard abatement activity under emergency conditions shall notify the director within three days after performance thereof.

(D) Each license or certificate issued under this chapter expires one year after the date of issue, but each licensee or certificate holder may apply to the environmental protection agency for the extension of the holder's license or certificate under the standard renewal procedures of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code.

To qualify for renewal of a license or certificate issued under this chapter, each licensee or certificate holder shall send the appropriate renewal fee set forth in division (D) of section 3710.05 of the Revised Code or as adopted by rule by the director pursuant to division (A)(4) of section 3710.02 of the Revised Code.

Certificate holders also shall successfully complete an annual renewal course approved by the agency pursuant to section 3710.10 of the Revised Code.

(E) The director may charge a fee in addition to those specified in division (D) of section 3710.05 of the Revised Code or in rules adopted by the director pursuant to division (A)(4) of section 3710.02 of the Revised Code if the licensee or certificate holder applies for renewal after the expiration thereof or requests a reissuance of any license or certificate, provided that no such fee shall exceed the original fees by more than fifty per cent.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2018.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 10-08-1992 .