3752.09 Certifying temporary discontinuance of operations.

(A)

(1) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the owner or operator of a reporting facility who temporarily discontinues all regulated operations at the facility for a period of not less than thirty days nor more than three hundred sixty-five consecutive days, within forty-five days after discontinuing those operations, shall make a written certification to the director of environmental protection that indicates the date on which those operations were discontinued and that states that the discontinuation will not exceed a period of three hundred sixty-five consecutive days.

No person shall fail to comply with division (A)(1) of this section.

(2) If an owner or operator who has made a written certification under division (A)(1) of this section thereafter fails to resume regulated operations at the facility within three hundred sixty-five days after the date on which those operations were discontinued as indicated in the certification, the owner or operator shall designate a contact person in connection with the facility in accordance with section 3752.05 of the Revised Code within thirty days after the anniversary date on which those operations were discontinued and maintain such a contact person; comply with divisions (A)(1) to (6) of section 3752.06 of the Revised Code within ninety days after that anniversary date unless the owner or operator has obtained an extension of time under division (B) of that section; and secure each building or structure at the facility where regulated operations occurred and that contains or is contaminated with regulated substances and each outdoor location of operation in compliance with section 3752.07 of the Revised Code within thirty days after that anniversary date.

No person shall fail to comply with division (A)(2) of this section.

(3) If the director determines that an owner or operator has failed to comply with division (A)(2) of this section, the director may issue an order in accordance with Chapter 3745. of the Revised Code requiring the owner or operator, within a specified, reasonable length of time, to take the actions required by that division that the owner or operator failed to take within the times prescribed in that division.

No person shall violate a term or condition of an order issued under division (A)(3) of this section.

(B) The owner or operator of any of the following is exempt from making a written certification to the director under division (A) of this section:

(1) A coal mining and reclamation operation for which the owner or operator holds a valid permit issued under Chapter 1513. of the Revised Code;

(2) A surface mining operation for which the owner or operator holds a valid permit issued under Chapter 1514. of the Revised Code;

(3) A temporary facility located on a construction site that is idle due to weather or scheduling delays and ultimately will be removed upon the completion of construction activities.

Cite as R.C. § 3752.09

History. Effective Date: 07-01-1996