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Activities Exempt From Registering

 

Exemption for less than 300 sq ft of compost area

  1. Aggregate area does not exceed 300 sq ft
  2. Operation so that noise, dust, and odors do not costitute a nuisance or health hazard
  3. Operations do not cause or contribute to surface or ground water pollution

 

Exemption for animal and crop production operations

  1. Generated from animal or crop production operations
  2. The owner of the composting facility is the same as the owner of the animal or crop production operation where the yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, food scraps, and bulking agents are generated.
  3. The composting facility is located on property owned by the animal or crop production operation.
  4. The composting facility is operated in such a manner that noise, dust, and odors do not constitute a nuisance or health hazard and does not cause or contribute to surface or ground water pollution.
  5. All compost produced is utilized exclusively at the animal or crop production operation.

 

On-Farm mortality composting

Composting facilities that compost animal carcasses and distribute for use or give away compost are subject to the compost quality standards requirements. The compost quality standards do not apply when either of the following applies:
  1. The composting is conducted by the person who raises the animals and the compost product is used in agricultural operations owned or operated by that person, regardless of whether the person owns the animals.
  2. The composting is conducted by the person who owns the animals, but does not raise them and the compost product is used in agricultural operation either by a person who raises the animals or by a person who raises grain that is used to fee them and that is supplied by the owner of the animals.

 

Lawn mowing or landscaping services

  1. The owner or operator composts only yard waste and bulking agents generated by the owner of an operation engaged in providing lawn mowing or landscaping services or operations that generate yard waste while lawn mowing or landscaping the owner’s premises.
  2. The owner of the composting facility is the same as the owner of the operation.
  3. The composting facility is located on the owner’s property.
  4. The limits of materials placement on the facility site are less than twelve hundred square feet of total area.
  5. The composting facility is operated in such a manner that noise, dust, and odors do not constitute a nuisance or health hazard and does not cause or contribute to surface or ground water pollution.
  6. All compost produced is utilized exclusively on the owner’s property. The use of the compost in plant potting media by nurseries and greenhouses that grow plant stock is considered use on the owner’s property.

 

Sewage sludge composting

  1. Sewage sludge composting with solid wastes when that sewage sludge composting is sewage sludge treatment or disposal pursuant to Chapter 3745-40 of the Administrative Code and is authorized by a current permit issued under Chapter 6111 of the Revised Code.

 

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