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Rule 901:10-2-17 | Emergency response plan.


(A) An emergency response plan shall include, but is not limited to the following:

(1) The names and telephone numbers of persons who are identified by the owner or operator as responsible for implementing the plan.

(2) Areas of the facility where potential spills can occur and their accompanying surface and subsurface drainage points.

(3) Procedures to be followed in the event of a spill, including actual or imminent discharge to waters of the state:

(a) Actions to contain or manage the spill;

(b) Identification of proper authorities to be contacted;

(c) Actions to mitigate any adverse effects of a spill; and

(d) Identification of equipment and clean-up materials to be used in the event of a spill.

(B) Procedures for reporting.

(1) The owner or operator shall report by telephone to the department as soon as possible, but in no case more than twenty-four hours following first knowledge of the occurrence of the following:

(a) The times at which the discharge or manure spill occurred and was discovered;

(b) The approximate amount and the characteristics of the discharge or manure spillage;

(c) The waters of the state affected by the discharge or spillage;

(d) The circumstances which created the discharge or spillage;

(e) The names and telephone numbers of persons who have knowledge of these circumstances;

(f) Those steps being taken to clean up the discharge or spillage; and

(g) The names and telephone numbers of persons responsible for the cleanup.

(2) For any emergency that requires immediate reporting after normal business hours, contact the Ohio department of agriculture's emergency telephone number.

(3) If applicable, the owner or operator shall notify appropriate local authorities.

(4) The owner or operator shall also file a written report of the occurrence in letter form within five days following first knowledge of the occurrence, unless the director allows an extension of time or waives the reporting requirement. This report shall outline the actions taken or proposed to be taken to correct the problem and to ensure that the problem does not reoccur.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 903.08, 903.10
Amplifies: 903.01,  903.02,  903.03,  903.04,  903.05,  903.07,  903.08,  903.081,  903.082,  903.09,  903.10
Five Year Review Date: 5/2/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 7/2/2002, 9/15/2005