The director of environmental protection, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt and may amend or rescind rules having uniform application throughout the state governing scrap tire recovery facilities and the inspection of and issuance of registration certificates and permits, as applicable, and licenses for those facilities in order to ensure that the facilities are located, maintained, operated, and closed in a manner that does not create a nuisance, hazard to public health or safety, or fire hazard. The rules shall do all of the following:
(A) Require that the facilities comply with applicable requirements established under this chapter and Chapters 3704. and 6111. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under those chapters with respect to the management of any other solid wastes or any hazardous waste resulting from the operation of the facilities;
(B) Establish standards governing the location, design, construction, operation, and closure of scrap tire recovery facilities;
(C) Specify the criteria that the owner or operator of an existing or proposed scrap tire recovery facility shall consider in determining whether to apply for a registration certificate or a permit for the facility, which shall be based on the approximate number or quantity in weight or volume of scrap tires processed or to be processed at the facility and the potential for an adverse effect on the environment;
(D) Require submission to the director of a surety bond, a letter of credit, or other acceptable financial assurance, as specified by the director in the rules, in an amount established by the director as necessary for the closure of such a facility, removal and proper management of scrap tires and scrap tire processing residues from such a facility, fire suppression, or other measures to abate hazards to public health or safety or the environment occurring at such a facility;
(E) Require the development and maintenance of contingency plans to minimize unanticipated damage to public health or safety or the environment from a fire in scrap tires stored at scrap tire recovery facilities and other sudden accidental occurrences at those facilities;
(F) Require the maintenance of records and submission to the director of periodic reports regarding the number or quantity in weight or volume of scrap tires received at, shipped from, or processed at scrap tire recovery facilities and the number or quantity in weight or volume of scrap tires stored at the facilities.
Effective Date: 03-30-1995