3750.17 Prohibitions.

(A) No person shall violate any section of this chapter or a rule adopted or order issued under it.

(B) No person shall falsify, tamper with, or render inaccurate any information or records required to be submitted under any section of this chapter, a rule adopted under it, or an order issued under it. Violation of this division is not also a violation of division (C) of this section and is not falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code.

(C) No person who is required to submit information under this chapter, a rule adopted under it, or an order issued under it shall submit any information that is inaccurate or misleading. It is an affirmative defense in any civil action or civil penalty action brought under section 3750.20 of the Revised Code for an alleged violation of this division that the submission of the inaccurate or misleading information resulted from a good faith error that occurred notwithstanding the maintenance of procedures that were adopted by the owner or operator to avoid such an error.

(D) No person shall influence, intimidate, harass, or retaliate by any means or method against the director of environmental protection or an officer or employee of the environmental protection agency, a member or employee of the emergency response commission or a local emergency planning committee, an officer or employee of a fire department, an emergency responder, or an officer or employee of this state or a political subdivision, so as to hinder or attempt to hinder him from carrying out his duties under this chapter and rules adopted under it. Violation of this division is not intimidation under section 2921.03 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3750.17

History. Effective Date: 12-14-1988