3734.24 Transferring or selling cleaned up facility.

After the cleanup of a solid waste facility or a hazardous waste facility acquired and cleaned up under section 3734.23 of the Revised Code, the director of environmental protection may, if the facility is suitable for use by any other state department, agency, office, or institution and if the proposed use of the facility is compatible with the condition of the facility as cleaned up, transfer the facility to that state department, agency, office, or institution. The director shall continue to provide for the post-closure care, maintenance, and monitoring of any such cleaned-up facility as required by section 3734.23 of the Revised Code.

If the director determines that any facility so cleaned up is suitable, because of its condition as cleaned up, for restricted or unrestricted use, the director may, with the approval of the attorney general, sell the facility if the sale is advantageous to the state. Prior to selling the cleaned-up facility, the director shall, when necessary to protect public health or safety, enter into an environmental covenant in accordance with sections 5301.80 to 5301.92 of the Revised Code. When selling any such cleaned-up facility, the director shall retain the right to enter upon the facility, in person or by an authorized agent, to provide for the post-closure care, maintenance, and monitoring of the facility. The director shall provide for the post-closure care, maintenance, and monitoring of any such facility sold as required by section 3734.23 of the Revised Code.

With the approval of the attorney general, the director may grant easements or leases on any such cleaned-up facility if the director determines that the use of the facility under the easement or lease is compatible with its condition as cleaned up.

Any moneys derived from the sale of such cleaned-up facilities or from payments from easements or leases shall be credited to the hazardous waste facility management fund created in section 3734.18 of the Revised Code, the hazardous waste clean-up fund created in section 3734.28 of the Revised Code, or the environmental protection remediation fund created in section 3734.281 of the Revised Code, as applicable.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.24

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985; 12-30-2004