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Rule 3745-65-15 | General inspection requirements.


(A) The owner or operator shall inspect the facility for malfunctions and deterioration, operator errors, and discharges which may be causing or may lead to:

(1) Release of hazardous waste constituents to the environment; or

(2) A threat to human health. The owner or operator shall conduct these inspections often enough to identify problems in time to correct the problems before the problems harm human health or the environment.


(1) The owner or operator shall develop and follow a written schedule for inspecting all monitoring equipment, safety and emergency equipment, security devices, and operating and structural equipment (such as dikes and sump pumps) that are important to preventing, detecting, or responding to environmental or human health hazards.

(2) The owner or operator shall keep this schedule at the facility.

(3) The schedule shall identify the types of problems (e.g., malfunctions or deterioration) which are to be looked for during the inspection (e.g., inoperative sump pump, leaking fitting, eroding dike, etc.).

(4) The frequency of inspection may vary for the items on the schedule. However, the frequency of inspection should be based on the rate of deterioration of the equipment and the probability of an environmental or human health incident if the deterioration, malfunction, or operator error goes undetected between inspections. Areas subject to spills, such as loading and unloading areas, shall be inspected daily when in use. At a minimum, the inspection schedule shall include the items and frequencies in rules 3745-66-74, 3745-66-93, 3745-66-95, 3745-67-26, 3745-67-60, 3745-67-78, 3745-68-04, 3745-68-47, 3745-68-77, 3745-69-03, 3745-256-33, 3745-256-52, 3745-256-53, 3745-256-58, and 3745-256-84 to 3745-256-90 of the Administrative Code, where applicable.

(C) The owner or operator shall remedy any deterioration or malfunction of equipment or structures which the inspection reveals. Such remedies shall be on a schedule which ensures that the problem does not lead to an environmental or human health hazard. Where a hazard is imminent or has already occurred, remedial action shall be taken immediately.

(D) The owner or operator shall record inspections in an inspection log or summary. The owner or operator shall keep these records for at least three years after the date of inspection. At a minimum, these records shall include the date and time of the inspection, the name of the inspector, a notation of the observations made, and the date and nature of any repairs or other remedial actions.

Last updated June 12, 2023 at 9:18 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3734.12
Amplifies: 3734.12
Five Year Review Date: 10/5/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 4/15/1981, 1/7/1983, 12/8/1988, 4/1/1990, 10/20/1998, 3/13/2002, 12/7/2004, 9/5/2010, 10/31/2015, 10/5/2020