3734.058 Limiting regulations by local authorities.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no political subdivision of this state shall require any additional zoning or other approval, consent, permit, certificate, or condition for the operation of a byproduct disposal facility authorized by a byproduct disposal facility permit to install or modify issued under division (B) of former section 3734.054, division (B) or (C)(3) of section 3734.055, or division (B) of former section 3734.057 of the Revised Code, nor shall any political subdivision adopt or enforce any law, ordinance, resolution, or rule that in any way alters, impairs, or limits the authority granted in the permit.

(B)

(1) Division (A) of this section does not apply to the issuance of an annual license for a byproduct disposal facility under division (A)(1) of section 3734.05 of the Revised Code; the issuance of orders under section 3709.20 or 3709.21 of the Revised Code to enforce the solid waste provisions of this chapter or rules adopted or terms and conditions of permits, licenses, or orders issued under those provisions; the inspection of any such facility for compliance with those provisions, any such terms and conditions, or any orders issued under section 3709.20 or 3709.21 of the Revised Code to enforce those provisions or any such terms and conditions; or the enforcement of those provisions, any such terms and conditions, or any orders issued under section 3709.20 or 3709.21 of the Revised Code to enforce those provisions or any such terms and conditions, by a board of health on the approved list under section 3734.08 of the Revised Code.

(2) Division (A) of this section does not alter, impair, or limit the authority of a board of health or political subdivision of this state that has been delegated any of the powers and duties of the director of environmental protection under Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code pursuant to division (P) of section 3704.03 of the Revised Code to exercise the authority and perform the duties conferred upon the board or political subdivision by that delegation.

(C) As used in this section:

(1) "Byproduct disposal facility" means a solid waste disposal facility that exclusively disposes of coal combustion wastes. "Byproduct disposal facility" does not include a coal mining and reclamation operation where coal combustion wastes are used in conducting the operation, or are disposed of, in compliance with Chapter 1513. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it.

(2) "Coal combustion wastes" includes all of the following:

(a) Air pollution control wastes that are solid wastes, that result from the combustion of coal at a coal-fired electric generating facility owned, operated, or leased by an electric light company or a municipal power agency, and that are generated by air pollution control equipment installed or used at the electric generating facility for the purpose of complying with applicable emission standards or emission limitations established under the "Air Quality Act of 1967," 81 Stat. 485, 42 U.S.C.A. 1857, as amended, and regulations adopted under it or Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it;

(b) Air pollution control wastes that are solid wastes and that are generated in the operation of air pollution control equipment installed at a byproduct disposal facility for the purpose of complying with Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it;

(c) Water pollution control wastes that are solid wastes and that are generated in the operation of a disposal system or treatment works installed at a byproduct disposal facility for the purpose of complying with Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it;

(d) Any other similar types of solid wastes that are produced in the operation of a coal-fired electric generating facility or in the operation of air pollution control equipment, disposal systems, or treatment works installed or used at such a facility and that are identified in rules adopted under division (A) of section 3734.02 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Disposal system" and "treatment works" have the same meanings as in section 6111.01 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Electric light company" has the same meaning as in section 4905.03 of the Revised Code.

(5) "Municipal power agency" means any Ohio nonprofit corporation, the members of which are municipal corporations that own and operate electric utility systems, that sells electricity to its members for resale.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.058

History. Effective Date: 12-31-1999