Ohio Admin. Code 3745-89-08 - Analysis and Reporting

Analysis and reporting for samples used to determine compliance with Chapters 3745-81, 3745-82 and 3745-90, and rules 3745-9-09 and 3745-91-06 of the Administrative Code shall be completed by a laboratory certified by the director facilities meeting requirements to perform drinking water testing as identified in paragraphs (A) to to perform drinking water testing, or by a facility acceptable to the director, including out of state laboratories that meet paragraph (D) of rule 3745-89-02 of the Administrative Code, as follows:

(A) Beginning October 1, 2018, a complete analysis, including quality control, shall be performed no later than thirty business days after receipt of the sample. For radiological chemicals, a complete analysis, including quality control, shall be performed no later than sixty business days after receipt of the sample.
(B) Except as provided for in paragraph (C) of this rule, results shall be reported to the director and to public water systems by the tenth day following the date the analyses are completed. All reports required under this rule shall be submitted electronically via a method acceptable to the director.
(C) The following results shall be reported by no later than the end of the next business day after the analysis is completed:
(1) All positive and all repeat sample results required by rules 3745-81-14 and 3745-81-21 of the Administrative Code, and all microbial monitoring results required by rule 3745-81-42 of the Administrative Code.
(2) All results at or above any maximum contaminant level specified in rule 3745-81-11, 3745-81-12, or 3745-81-15 of the Administrative Code, and all resample results to confirm MCL exceedances.
(3) All detections of total microcystins in raw and finished water samples required by Chapter 3745-90 of the Administrative Code, all results of microcystins samples collected in response to an exceedance of the microcystins action level established in paragraph (A)(1) or (A)(2) of rule 3745-90-02 of the Administrative Code, and all results of cyanobacteria screening that indicate the potential for cyanotoxins. production of cylindrospermopsin, saxitoxins or anatoxin-a.
(4) Results of lead and copper tap water sample analysis and all identifying information about where the sample was collected to the water system and the director.
(5) All startup sample results for seasonal public water systems required by rule 3745-81-51 of the Administrative Code.
(D) All results required to be reported under paragraph (C) of this rule must shall be reported as follows:
(1) To the director electronically via a method acceptable to the director.
(2) To public water systems either by fax, electronically via a method acceptable to the director, or by overnight mail delivery.
(E) Reports required under in accordance with this rule shall be submitted on forms or in a form acceptable to the director and shall be complete and correct. Each report shall include at least the analytical data, the name and certification number of the laboratory performing or reporting the analysis, the analytical method type, the dates that the sample was collected and received as well as the date the analysis was completed, the sample identification number as separately assigned by the laboratory for each sample, the analyst number of the laboratory analyst who performed the analyses, the sample collector's identification information, and complete sample and public water system identification information including sample location description, sample monitoring point and sample type. Additional information may be required based on contaminant.
(F) The director may establish reporting limits for any approved analytical method for contaminants listed in Chapters 3745-81 and 3745-90 of the Administrative Code. Laboratories shall report analytical results in accordance with the reporting limits established in the appendix B to rule 3745-89-03 of the Administrative Code.
(G) Failure by a laboratory to file appropriate, complete, correct, and timely reports of analytical results required by this rule may be considered by the director as failure to meet an acceptable level of performance and as failure to successfully meet the requirements for renewal of a laboratory certification. Out of state laboratories and in state facilities that fail to meet the requirements of this rule may be removed from the list of acceptable analytical laboratories and reporting facilities by the director.
(H) Analytical results required by rules 3745-81-73 to 3745-81-75, and 3745-83-01 and Chapter 3745-82 of the Administrative Code, except for paragraph (G)(1) of rule 3745-81-75 of the Administrative Code, shall be reported to the director only when requested by the director.
(I) A laboratory or a facility that subcontracts, as defined in rule 3745-89-01 of the Administrative Code, is responsible for meeting the reporting requirements in this rule. A laboratory or facility may arrange with a subcontracted laboratory to perform this reporting; however, the laboratory retains the ultimate responsibility for these reporting requirements.


Ohio Admin. Code 3745-89-08
Effective: 10/26/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 7/28/2020 and 10/26/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.04, 6109.121
Rule Amplifies: 6109.04, 6109.121, 3745.50
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/1995, 04/01/1999, 06/28/2003, 06/18/2009, 09/14/2009, 10/31/2010, 05/04/2015, 06/01/2016, 05/01/2018

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