2006 Ohio Revised Code - 903.05. Applicants who have not operated an Ohio facility for two of five past years; persons seeking to acquire facility that has been issued a permit.

§ 903.05. Applicants who have not operated an Ohio facility for two of five past years; persons seeking to acquire facility that has been issued a permit.
 

(A)  Each application for a permit to install or permit to operate a concentrated animal feeding facility that is submitted by an applicant who has not operated a concentrated animal feeding facility in this state for at least two of the five years immediately preceding the submission of the application shall be accompanied by all of the following: 

(1) A listing of all animal feeding facilities that the owner or operator of the proposed new or modified concentrated animal feeding facility has operated or is operating in this state; 

(2) A listing of the animal feeding facilities that the owner or operator has operated or is operating elsewhere in the United States and that are regulated under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act together with a listing of the animal feeding facilities that the owner or operator has operated or is operating outside the United States; 

(3) A listing of all administrative enforcement orders issued to the owner or operator, all civil actions in which the owner or operator was determined by the trier of fact to be liable in damages or was the subject of injunctive relief or another type of civil relief, and all criminal actions in which the owner or operator pleaded guilty or was convicted, during the five years immediately preceding the submission of the application, in connection with any violation of the federal Water Pollution Control Act, the "Safe Drinking Water Act," as defined in section 6109.01 of the Revised Code, or any other applicable state laws pertaining to environmental protection that was alleged to have occurred or to be occurring at any animal feeding facility that the owner or operator has operated or is operating in the United States or with any violation of the environmental laws of another country that was alleged to have occurred or to be occurring at any animal feeding facility that the owner or operator has operated or is operating outside the United States. 

The lists of animal feeding facilities operated by the owner or operator within or outside this state or outside the United States shall include, respectively, all such facilities operated by the owner or operator during the five-year period immediately preceding the submission of the application. 

(B)  If the applicant for a permit to install or permit to operate has been involved in any prior activity involving the operation of an animal feeding facility, the director of agriculture may deny the application if the director finds from the application, the information submitted under divisions (A)(1) to (3) of this section, pertinent information submitted to the director, and other pertinent information obtained by the director at the director's discretion that the applicant and persons associated with the applicant, in the operation of animal feeding facilities, have a history of substantial noncompliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the "Safe Drinking Water Act," as defined in section 6109.01 of the Revised Code, any other applicable state laws pertaining to environmental protection, or the environmental laws of another country that indicates that the applicant lacks sufficient reliability, expertise, and competence to operate the proposed new or modified concentrated animal feeding facility in substantial compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under it. 

(C)  A person who seeks to acquire a concentrated animal feeding facility that has been issued an installation permit that has been transferred from the director of environmental protection to the director of agriculture, a permit to install, or a permit to operate shall submit to the director the information specified in divisions (A)(1) to (3) of this section prior to the transfer of the permit. The permit shall not be transferred as otherwise provided in division (I) of section 903.09 of the Revised Code if the director finds from the information submitted under divisions (A)(1) to (3) of this section, pertinent information submitted to the director, and other pertinent information obtained by the director at the director's discretion that the person, in the operation of animal feeding facilities, has a history of substantial noncompliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the "Safe Drinking Water Act," as defined in section 6109.01 of the Revised Code, any other applicable state laws pertaining to environmental protection, or the environmental laws of another country that indicates that the person lacks sufficient reliability, expertise, and competence to operate the concentrated animal feeding facility in substantial compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under it. 
 

HISTORY: 148 v S 141. Eff 3-15-2001; 151 v H 66, § 101.01, eff. 9-29-05.
 

The effective date is set by § 612.03 of 151 v H 66. 

Not analogous to former RC § 903.05 (GC § 1171-4; 106 v 122(123), § 6; 123 v 862(920); Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53), repealed 139 v H 583, § 2, eff 3-16-82.

The effective date is set by section 5 of SB 141. 

 

Effect of Amendments

151 v H 66, effective September 29, 2005, deleted "concentrated" preceding "animal feeding" nine times throughout; and, in the introductory language of (A), inserted "a concentrated animal feeding facility". 

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