905.41 Design and construction of storage facilities for anhydrous ammonia.

(A) A storage facility for anhydrous ammonia that is used for agricultural purposes shall be designed and constructed in accordance with rules . On and after September 10, 2012, no person shall construct a storage facility for anhydrous ammonia that is used for agricultural purposes without applying for and receiving approval of the design of the facility and approval to construct the facility from the director of agriculture in accordance with rules.

(B) Upon the submission of an application to the director for the approval of the design and construction of a storage facility for anhydrous ammonia that is used for agricultural purposes in accordance with rules , the applicant shall submit written notification of the application to all of the following:

(1) The board of township trustees of the township or the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, as applicable, in which the storage facility is proposed to be located;

(2) The county sheriff, or the police chief of the police department of a municipal corporation, township, or township or joint township police district, as applicable, with jurisdiction over the location where the storage facility is proposed to be located;

(3) The fire chief of the fire department with jurisdiction over the location where the storage facility is proposed to be located.

(C) Prior to approving or disapproving a storage facility for anhydrous ammonia that is used for agricultural purposes, the director may take into consideration any past violations of an applicable state or federal law pertaining to environmental protection or the environmental laws of another country or any conviction of or guilty plea to a violation of section 901.511 of the Revised Code or a felony drug offense as defined in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code related to the use and storage of chemicals used for agriculture by the owner of the storage facility.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 150, §1, eff. 8/21/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.125, SB 315, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.