3751.02 Authority of director.

The director of environmental protection may do any of the following:

(A) Adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing requirements or authorizations that the director considers necessary or appropriate to implement and administer this chapter.

(B) As the representative of the governor pursuant to EPCRA, request the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency to apply the toxic chemical release reporting requirements of that act to the owner or operator of any facility in this state that manufactures, processes, or otherwise uses a toxic chemical if, in the director's judgment, such reporting is warranted by the toxicity of the toxic chemical manufactured, processed, or otherwise used at the facility; the proximity of the facility to other facilities that release the toxic chemical or to population centers; or the history of releases of the toxic chemical at the facility;

(C) As the representative of the governor pursuant to EPCRA, petition the administrator to, by regulation, add a chemical to or delete a chemical from the list of toxic chemicals subject to the toxic chemical release reporting requirements of that act if, in the director's judgment, the chemical meets the criteria required by that act.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 12-14-1988.