3734.76 Submitting to written notice - storage facility.

(A) The owner or operator of a scrap tire storage facility that is in operation on the effective date of this section, within four months after that date, shall submit written notice to the director of environmental protection of the location of the facility, the land area occupied by the facility, and the approximate number or quantity in weight or volume of scrap tires present at the facility.

No person shall fail to comply with this division.

(B) The owner or operator of a scrap tire storage facility that is in operation on the effective date of the rules adopted under section 3734.71 of the Revised Code, in accordance with a schedule established in rules adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, either shall register with the director by submitting an application for a scrap tire storage facility registration certificate with accompanying information regarding the facility and its method of operation or shall submit to the director an application for a scrap tire storage facility permit with accompanying engineering detail plans, specifications, and information regarding the facility and its method of operation, as determined by the applicant in accordance with rules adopted under section 3734.71 of the Revised Code, for approval under those rules. The director shall do one of the following:

(1) Issue a registration certificate or deny the registration within ninety days after receiving the application and the accompanying information;

(2) Act on an application for a permit within one hundred eighty days after receiving the application and the accompanying engineering detail plans, specifications, and information.

The applicant for such a registration certificate or permit concurrently shall submit an application for a license under section 3734.81 of the Revised Code to the board of health of the health district in which the facility is located. If the director denies such a registration or permit application, he shall include in the order denying it the requirement that the owner or operator cease accepting scrap tires at the facility on the effective date of the order.

No person shall fail to comply with this division or an order issued under it.

(C) On and after the effective date of the rules adopted under section 3734.71 of the Revised Code, no person shall establish a new, or modify an existing, scrap tire storage facility without first either registering with the director by submitting an application for a scrap tire storage facility registration certificate with accompanying information regarding the facility and its method of operation or submitting to the director an application for a scrap tire storage facility permit with accompanying engineering detail plans, specifications, and information regarding the facility and its method of operation, as determined by the applicant in accordance with rules adopted under section 3734.71 of the Revised Code, for approval under those rules and receiving a registration certificate or a permit issued by the director under this division. The director shall do one of the following:

(1) Issue a registration certificate or deny the registration within ninety days after receiving the application and the accompanying information;

(2) Act on an application for a permit within one hundred eighty days after receiving the application and the accompanying engineering detail plans, specifications, and information.

The applicant for such a registration certificate or permit concurrently shall submit an application for a license under section 3734.81 of the Revised Code to the board of health of the health district in which the facility is located or proposed.

(D) Except as otherwise provided in this division, divisions (A), (B), and (C) of this section and section 3734.81 of the Revised Code do not apply to the owner or operator of any of the following:

(1) A premises where tires are sold at retail and on which any number of scrap tires are secured in a building or a covered, enclosed container, trailer, or installation;

(2) The premises of a tire retreading business, tire manufacturing finishing center, or tire adjustment center on which is located a single, covered scrap tire storage area at which not more than four thousand scrap tires are stored;

(3) The premises of a business that removes tires from motor vehicles in the ordinary course of business and on which is located a single scrap tire storage area that occupies not more than twenty-five hundred square feet;

(4) A solid waste disposal facility licensed under section 3734.05 of the Revised Code that stores tires on the surface of the ground if the total land area on which scrap tires are actually stored does not exceed ten thousand square feet;

(5) A scrap tire monocell or monofill facility licensed under section 3734.81 of the Revised Code;

(6) A scrap tire recovery facility licensed under section 3734.81 of the Revised Code;

(7) A solid waste incineration or energy recovery facility subject to regulation under this chapter;

(8) A premises where scrap tires are beneficially used for which the notice required by rules adopted under section 3734.84 of the Revised Code has been given.

(E) This section does not apply to either of the following:

(1) The owner or operator of a scrap tire collection, monocell, monofill, or recovery facility;

(2) A transporter registered under section 3734.83 of the Revised Code that collects and holds scrap tires in a covered trailer or vehicle for not longer than thirty days prior to transporting them to their final destination.

Effective Date: 10-29-1993