3746.21 Right of entry.

In addition to the authority established in sections 3746.18 , 3746.19 , and 3746.20 of the Revised Code, the director of environmental protection or his authorized representative, upon proper identification and upon stating the necessity and purpose of an inspection, may enter at reasonable times upon any public or private property at which a voluntary action has been or is being conducted under this chapter and rules adopted under it; upon any public or private property, real or personal, that is owned or operated by a person who is participating or has participated in the voluntary action program under this chapter and rules adopted under it where data, information, records, or documents relating to the person's participation in the voluntary action program are kept; or upon any public or private property, real or personal, upon which is located a certified laboratory or the offices of a certified professional, to inspect the credentials of the certified professional or the credentials and facilities of the certified laboratory; to examine or copy data, information, records, or documents relating to the evaluation, investigation, or remediation of properties under this chapter and rules adopted under it or to compliance with a consolidated standards permit issued under section 3746.15 of the Revised Code; or to obtain samples of soil, water, or other environmental media at properties where voluntary actions have been or are being conducted under this chapter and rules adopted under it. The director or his authorized representative may apply for and any judge of a court of record may issue an administrative inspection warrant under division (F) of section 2933.21 of the Revised Code, or other appropriate search warrant, necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter within the court's territorial jurisdiction.

Effective Date: 09-28-1994