Ohio Admin. Code 3745-81-60 - Inspections and response requirements

Current through all regulations passed and filed through September 3, 2021

(A) Community water systems must undergo a sanitary survey at least every three years. Noncommunity water systems must undergo a sanitary survey at least every five years. The director shall review the results of each sanitary survey to determine whether the existing monitoring frequency is adequate and what additional measures, if any, the public water system needs to undertake to improve drinking water quality.
(B) In conducting a sanitary survey at a public water system using ground water and having a wellhead protection program approved by the director, information on sources of contamination within the delineated wellhead protection area that was collected in the course of developing and implementing the program should be considered instead of collecting new information, if the information was collected since the last time the public water system was subject to a sanitary survey.
(C) Public water systems are responsible for ensuring that the required sanitary surveys are performed. If requested, public water systems shall provide any existing information that will enable a sanitary survey to be conducted. Sanitary surveys shall be performed in accordance with procedures approved by the director and will include, but not be limited to an evaluation of public water system components including the source; treatment; distribution system; finished water storage; pump, pump facilities, and controls; monitoring, reporting, and data verification; system management and operation; and operator compliance.
(D) A public water system shall respond to the director in writing, within thirty days following receipt of a sanitary survey letter, indicating limited scope site visit report or any other inquiry from the director, unless a different response time frame is noted. The response shall indicate how and on what schedule the public water system will address any significant deficiencies and violations noted in the survey correspondence.
(E) A public water system using a surface water source, in whole or in part, shall correct significant deficiencies identified specified in the sanitary survey report, through source water monitoring or a system assessment and according to the schedule accepted by the director as described in rule 3745-81-61 of the Administrative Code. A public water system shall also correct violations specified in the sanitary survey or limited scope site visit report according to the schedule accepted by the director. Failure to correct significant deficiencies in accordance with the schedule accepted by the director is a treatment technique violation.

(F) A public water system using a ground water, in whole or in part, shall correct significant deficiencies identified in the sanitary survey report within one hundred twenty days, or earlier if required, of receiving written notification from the director of significant deficiencies.

(G) When a significant deficiency is identified at a public water system that uses both ground water and surface water, the system shall comply with provisions of paragraph (F) of this rule except in cases where the director determines that the significant deficiency is in a portion of the distribution system that is served solely by surface water.

Notes

Ohio Admin. Code 3745-81-60
Effective: 4/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/15/2016 and 04/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6109.03, 6109.04
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/90, 01/01/02, 08/03/04, 01/08/10, 10/31/10

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