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Rule 3745-3-02 | Purpose and applicability.

 

(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish as part of a state pretreatment program under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code, enforceable state requirements and standards regulating the introduction of pollutants into POTWs by industrial users.

(B) This chapter has the following objectives:

(1) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into POTWs that will do either of the following:

(a) Interfere with the operation of a POTW, including interference with the use or disposal of the POTW's sludge.

(b) Pass through the POTW or otherwise be incompatible with such works.

(2) To improve opportunities to recycle and reclaim municipal and industrial wastewaters and sludges.

(C) The provisions of this chapter apply to all of the following:

(1) Pollutants from non-domestic sources covered by pretreatment standards that are indirectly discharged into, or transported by truck or rail or otherwise introduced into a POTW administering an approved pretreatment program. Pollutants introduced into a POTW that is not administering an approved pretreatment program are regulated under Chapter 3745-36 of the Administrative Code.

(2) POTWs that receive wastewater from sources subject to pretreatment standards.

(3) Any new or existing source subject to pretreatment standards discharging to a POTW administering an approved pretreatment program. Any new or existing source subject to pretreatment standards discharging to a POTW that is not administering an approved pretreatment program is regulated under Chapter 3745-36 of the Administrative Code. Pretreatment standards do not apply to sources connected to a sewer that is neither connected to a POTW, nor discharging directly into a POTW.

(D) In accordance with section 6111.032 of the Revised Code, nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to prevent the director or a POTW from imposing additional or more stringent requirements or standards on any industrial user pursuant to applicable provisions of law. All local laws, regulations, and ordinances shall apply as long as these requirements are as stringent as, or more stringent than, any requirement set forth in this chapter.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 6111.03(P), 6111.042
Amplifies: 6111.03(P), 6111.042
Five Year Review Date: 2/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984 (Emer.), 1/31/1985, 5/21/2001, 2/1/2007