3714.09 Health district approved list.

(A) The director of environmental protection shall place each health district that is on the approved list under division (A) or (B) of section 3734.08 of the Revised Code on the approved list for the purposes of issuing permits to install and licenses under this chapter. Any survey or resurvey of any such health district conducted under section 3734.08 of the Revised Code shall also determine whether there is substantial compliance with this chapter. If the director removes any such health district from the approved list under division (B) of that section, the director shall also remove the health district from the approved list under this division and shall administer and enforce this chapter in the health district until the health district is placed on the approved list under division (B) of section 3734.08 of the Revised Code or division (B)(1) of this section.

(B)

(1) Upon the request of the board of health of a health district that is not on the approved list under division (A) or (B) of section 3734.08 of the Revised Code, the director may place the board on the approved list for the purpose of permitting and licensing construction and demolition debris facilities under this chapter if the director determines that the board is both capable of and willing to enforce all of the applicable requirements of this chapter and rules adopted under it.

(2) The director shall annually survey each health district on the approved list under division (B)(1) of this section to determine whether there is substantial compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under it. Upon determining that there is substantial compliance, the director shall place the health district on the approved list under that division. The director shall make a resurvey when in the director's opinion a resurvey is necessary and shall remove from the approved list under division (B)(1) of this section any health district not substantially complying with this chapter and rules adopted under it.

(3) If, after a survey or resurvey is made under division (B)(2) of this section, the director determines that a health district is not eligible to be placed on the approved list or to continue on that list, the director shall certify that fact to the board of health of the health district and shall administer and enforce this chapter and rules adopted under it in the health district until such time as the health district is placed on the approved list.

(4) Whenever the director is required to administer and enforce this chapter in any health district under division (A) or (B)(3) of this section, the director is hereby vested with all of the authority and all the duties granted to or imposed upon a board of health under this chapter and rules adopted under it within the health district. All disposal fees required to be paid to a board of health by section 3714.07 of the Revised Code and all such previous fees paid to the board, together with any money from construction and demolition debris facility license fees that were required to be paid to the board under section 3714.07 of the Revised Code as that section existed prior to April 15, 2005, that have not been expended or encumbered shall be paid to the director and deposited by the director to the credit of the construction and demolition debris facility oversight fund created in section 3714.07 of the Revised Code.

(C) Nothing in this chapter limits the authority of the director to initiate and pursue any administrative remedy or to request the attorney general, the prosecuting attorney of the appropriate county, or the city director of law of the appropriate city to initiate and pursue any appropriate judicial remedy available under this chapter to enforce any provision of this chapter and any rules or terms or conditions of any permit or license or order adopted or issued under this chapter with respect to any construction and demolition debris facility regardless of whether the facility is located in a health district that is on the approved list under this section.

Effective Date: 07-24-1990; 04-15-2005; 12-22-2005