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Rule 3745-54-52 | Content of contingency plan.


(A) The contingency plan shall describe the actions facility personnel shall take to comply with rules 3745-54-51 and 3745-54-56 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 owner or operator has already prepared a "Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan" in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112 or some other emergency or contingency plan, the owner or operator need only amend that plan to incorporate hazardous waste management provisions that are sufficient to comply with Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57 and 3745-205 of the Administrative Code. The owner or operator may develop one contingency plan which meets all regulatory requirements. Ohio EPA recommends that the plan be based on the "National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance" ("One Plan"). When modifications are made to non-hazardous waste management provisions in an integrated contingency plan, the changes do not trigger the need for a hazardous waste management permit modification.

(C) The contingency plan shall describe arrangements with local police departments, fire departments, hospitals, contractors, and state and local emergency response teams to coordinate emergency services, pursuant to rule 3745-54-37 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The contingency plan shall list names, home addresses, and home or cellular telephone numbers of all persons qualified to act as emergency coordinator (see rule 3745-54-55 of the Administrative Code), and this list shall be kept up to date. Where more than one person is listed, one person shall be named as primary emergency coordinator and others shall be listed in the order in which they will assume responsibility as alternates. For new facilities, this information shall be submitted to the director at the time of issuance of an Ohio hazardous waste permit, rather than at the time of permit application.

(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 its capabilities.

(F) The contingency plan shall include an evacuation plan for facility 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:
Prior Effective Dates: 4/15/1981, 1/7/1983, 5/29/1985 (Emer.), 8/29/1985, 12/7/2004, 9/5/2010, 3/17/2012