3734.028 Standards of quality for compost products.

(A) The director of environmental protection, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and in consultation with the director of agriculture, shall adopt, and may amend, suspend, or rescind, rules establishing standards of quality for compost products produced by composting facilities subject to this chapter to ensure that the use of those products in accordance with accepted agricultural or horticultural practices does not pose a threat to public health or safety or the environment. The rules may establish differing standards of quality for compost products, in accordance with their various uses, if the director considers such standards to be necessary or appropriate to protect public health and safety and the environment. The rules shall require the owner or operator of a composting facility subject to this chapter that produces a compost product that does not meet the standards of quality applying to it to either reprocess the product or dispose of it in a manner approved by the director.

(B) No owner or operator of a composting facility shall sell or offer for sale at retail or wholesale, use, distribute for use, or give away any compost product that does not comply with the applicable standard of quality established in rules adopted under this section for the use for which the product is being sold, offered for sale, distributed, or given away or for which the product is being used by the owner or operator.

Effective Date: 08-10-1994