Not later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this section, the director of environmental protection shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code specifying construction activities that do not, by themselves, constitute installing works for the treatment or disposal of sewage or other waste for which approval of plans is required under section 6111.44 or 6111.45 of the Revised Code. The activities shall include the grading and clearing of land, on-site storage of portable parts and equipment, and the construction of foundations or buildings that are not directly related to the installation of treatment or disposal works. The rules also shall allow specified initial activities that are part of the installation of treatment or disposal works, such as the installation of electrical and other utilities for the works, prior to the approval of the plans for the works, provided that the owner or operator of the works has submitted the complete plans for the works to the director and has notified the director that this activity will be undertaken prior to the approval of the plans. Any activity that is undertaken under the rules adopted under this section shall be at the risk of the owner or operator. The rules adopted under this section, to the extent possible, shall be consistent with rules adopted under division (F)(5) of section 3704.03 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-29-2007