3734.08 Annual survey.

(A) The director of environmental protection shall survey annually each health district licensing solid waste facilities and infectious waste treatment facilities as provided by section 3734.05 or 3734.81 of the Revised Code to determine whether there is substantial compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under it and, upon determining that there is substantial compliance, shall place the health district upon an approved list. The director shall make a resurvey when in his opinion it is necessary and shall remove from the approved list any health district not substantially complying with this chapter and rules adopted under it.

(B) If, after a survey or resurvey is made as provided by this section, the director determines that a health district is not eligible to be placed on the approved list or to continue on the list, he shall certify that fact to the board of health of the health district, and the director 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. Whenever the director is so required to administer and enforce this chapter and rules adopted under it in any health district, he is hereby vested with all the authority and all the duties granted to or imposed upon a board of health by this chapter and rules adopted under it in the health district. All solid waste facility licensing fees required to be paid to a board of health by section 3734.06 or 3734.82 of the Revised Code, as applicable, and all such previous fees paid to the board that have not been expended or encumbered shall be paid to the director and by him deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund or the scrap tire management fund created in section 3734.82 of the Revised Code, as applicable.

All infectious waste treatment facility licensing fees required to be paid to the board of health under section 3734.06 of the Revised Code and all such previous fees paid to the board that have not been expended or encumbered shall be paid to the director and by him deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(C)

(1) The director may provide for the inspection of solid waste facilities that are scrap tire collection, storage, monocell, monofill, and recovery facilities in health districts that are on the approved list under this section.

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

Cite as R.C. § 3734.08

History. Effective Date: 10-29-1993