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Rule 3745-52-261 | Content of contingency plan - preparedness, prevention, and emergency procedures for large quantity generators.


(A) The contingency plan shall describe the actions facility personnel shall take to comply with rules 3745-52-260 and 3745-52-265 of the Administrative Code in response to fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water at the facility.

(B) If the generator has already prepared a "Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan" in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 112, or some other emergency or contingency plan, the generator need only amend that plan to incorporate hazardous waste management provisions that are sufficient to comply with the standards of Chapter 3745-52 of the Administrative Code. The generator may develop one contingency plan that meets all regulatory standards. Ohio EPA recommends that the plan be based on the "National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance" ("One Plan").

(C) The contingency plan shall describe arrangements agreed to with the local police department, fire department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers, local hospitals or, if applicable, the local emergency planning committee, pursuant to rule 3745-52-256 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The contingency plan shall list names and emergency telephone numbers of all persons qualified to act as emergency coordinator (see rule 3745-52-264 of the Administrative Code) and this list shall be kept up to date. Where more than one person is listed, one shall be named as primary emergency coordinator and others shall be listed in the order in which the emergency coordinators shall assume responsibility as alternates. In situations where the generator facility has an emergency coordinator continuously on duty because the facility operates twenty-four hours per day, every day of the year, the plan may list the staffed position (e.g., operations manager, shift coordinator, shift operations supervisor) as well as an emergency telephone number that can be guaranteed to be answered at all times.

(E) The contingency plan shall include a list of all emergency equipment at the facility [such as fire extinguishing systems, spill control equipment, communications and alarm systems (internal and external), and decontamination equipment], where this equipment is required. This list shall be kept up to date. In addition, the contingency plan shall include the location and a physical description of each item on the list, and a brief outline of the capabilities.

(F) The contingency plan shall include an evacuation plan for generator personnel where there is a possibility that evacuation could be necessary. This evacuation plan shall describe signals to be used to begin evacuation, evacuation routes, and alternate evacuation routes (in cases where the primary routes could be blocked by releases of hazardous waste or fires).

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled "Incorporated by reference."]

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3734.12
Amplifies: 3734.12
Five Year Review Date: