CHANGES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INCIDENT REPORTING
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INCIDENT REPORTING AT SHALE OIL PROCESSING PREMISES HAS CHANGED.
Section 124 The Ohio Fire Code (OAC 1301:7-7-01) revisions include fire and safety standards relating to shale oil and gas processing facilities, including general processing and fractionation facilities as authorized in ORC 3737.832.
A hazardous material incident at a Shale Oil Processing Premise is defined as the following:
Any fire or explosion that occurs at a shale oil processing premise that results in:
Any event, occurrence, action or omission at a shale oil processing premise that results in a substantial violation of this code or the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code and that involves:
All hazardous material incident(s) at a shale oil processing premise shall be reported by the responsible person or, if such person is not immediately available, any other person with direct knowledge of the incident to the State of Ohio by calling 1-844-OHCALL1 (1-844-642-2551).
The reporting of a hazardous material incident at a shale oil processing premise shall occur immediately upon discovery or knowledge of the incident unless unsafe conditions exist that inhibit the responsible party from reporting, reporting can then be delayed until it is safe to do so.
A reporting person required to notify the State of a hazardous material incident as specified in this rule shall provide, at the time of notification, specific site features and conditions as defined in the rule.
The state fire marshal may require the responsible person to provide additional information at the time of initial reporting and filing of additional reports with all information as required by the state fire marshal after the incident as necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
Compliance with this rule does not eliminate the requirement that a responsible person or other person as referenced in this rule comply with any other applicable state or federal law.
For additional information on the emergency rule, including draft language, please visit the ODNR-DOGRM’s website, located at: http://oilandgas.ohiodnr.gov/laws-regulations/opportunities-for-involvement#DR2
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