3734.78 Submitting to written notice - restoration facility.

(A) The owner or operator of a scrap tire recovery facility that is in operation on October 29, 1993, within four months after that date, shall submit written notice to the director of environmental protection of the location of the facility, the nature of the scrap tire recovery operations performed at 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 recovery facility that is in operation on the effective date of the rules adopted under section 3734.73 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 recovery 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 recovery 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 3734.73 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, the director 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 3734.73 of the Revised Code, no person shall establish a new, or modify an existing, scrap tire recovery facility without first either registering with the director by submitting an application for a scrap tire recovery 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 recovery 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 3734.73 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) Each registration certificate or permit issued under this section shall set forth in tons the daily design input capacity of scrap tires of the facility for which the registration certificate or permit was issued as that tonnage is contained in the accompanying information regarding the facility and its method of operation or in the engineering detail plans, specifications, and information regarding the facility and its method of operation, as applicable, approved by the director under this section.

(E) Nothing in this section precludes the owner or operator of a scrap tire recovery facility from conducting a test burn in accordance with guidelines adopted by the director without the necessity to obtain a registration certificate or a permit under this section, provided that all such testing shall comply with applicable state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations governing air pollution control.

(F)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this division, divisions (A) through (E) of this section and section 3734.81 of the Revised Code do not apply until March 1, 2001, to the owner or operator of a scrap tire recovery facility that was in operation as of March 1, 1996, and processes not less than seventy-five per cent bias-ply tires. Not later than March 1, 2001, or thirty days after division (F)(1) of this section ceases to apply to such a scrap tire recovery facility, whichever occurs earlier, the owner or operator of the facility shall submit to the director an application for a registration or permit, as applicable, and a license in accordance with this section and section 3734.81 of the Revised Code and rules adopted under them. For the purpose of complying with division (C)(1) of section 3734.81 of the Revised Code, the number of tires collected or stored at such a scrap tire recovery facility shall be determined as of March 1, 2001, or as of the date on which division (F)(1) of this section ceases to apply to the facility. Division (F)(1) of this section shall apply only if the total weight of bias-ply tires processed at a scrap tire recovery facility equals or exceeds seventy-five per cent of the total weight of all scrap tires and other rubber goods processed at the facility in at least eight months in each calendar year.

(2) The director shall adopt, and may amend and rescind, rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that require the owner or operator of a scrap tire recovery facility described in division (F)(1) of this section to maintain information demonstrating the applicability of that division to the facility and to operate the facility in a manner that does not adversely affect public safety and the environment. The owner or operator of such a scrap tire recovery facility shall comply with those rules.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.78

History. Effective Date: 02-29-1996