For the purpose of preventing, controlling, and abating new or existing pollution of the waters of the state, the director of environmental protection, upon application by any person and determination by the director that such action will be conducive to the public health, safety, convenience, and welfare, may grant approval for general plans to such person for the construction and installation of a disposal system for the disposal of sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes to serve any geographical area in one or more counties, whether or not said geographical area is part of one or more then existing sewer districts established under Chapter 6117. of the Revised Code, provided that said geographical area is not then being served by a disposal system for the disposal of sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes.
Upon receipt of any application, the director shall notify the board of county commissioners in any county in which any part of said geographical area is situated that such application has been filed. The board of county commissioners shall certify to the director, within thirty days after receipt of such notice, whether said geographical area is or is not then being served by a disposal system for the disposal of sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes.
There shall be submitted with such application such data required by the director to establish the need therefor to serve the public health, safety, convenience, and welfare, and such surveys, topographic maps, and profiles as are necessary for the determination of the proper boundaries of such geographical area. Surveys accompanying applications requesting the approval of general plans provided for in this section shall have been made under the supervision of and certified by a registered engineer or surveyor.
Effective Date: 10-23-1972 .