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5 Sample Questions

The purpose of this rule for any holding tank:     
Select all that apply

  • A. establish the permit to install application requirements
  • B. management plan application requirements
  • C. design standards, siting restrictions
  • D. operation and maintenance requirements

Exclusions from the Holding Tank rule. A permit to install or management plant is required for: Select all that apply

  • A. An underground holding tank
  • B. Any portable toilet that does not have a connection to a water supply
  • C. Storm water holding tank
  • D. A portable unit for the storage of sewage or industrial waste that will be dropped off and picked up for treatment, disposal or recycling and had a storage volume of 500 gallons or less.

The director may allow a __________________, provided it is located within a recreational vehicle park, a recreation camp, a combined part-camp, or a temporary park-camp for which Ohio EPA shall adopt rules under section 6111.46 of the Revised Code and is designed in accordance with this rule, OAC 3745-11.

  • A. storm water holding tank
  • B. sewage holding tank
  • C. pump station
  • D. hazardous waste holding tank

A new sewage holding tank shall not be installed to serve a building that is currently not served by a  disposal system except in the following instances:  
-sanitary sewers are currently unavailable and inaccessible but are under construction
-sewers will be available within ______________ months of the date the permit to install application was received.

  • A. six
  • B. twelve
  • C. eighteen
  • D. twenty-four

The director may allow a sewage holding tank when it is designed in accordance with this rule and any of the following scenarios apply:  
Select all that apply

  • A. Utilized as a vault privy and not connected to a water supply
  • B. a proprietary stand alone, self-contained system, not connected to a water supply.  For example, a restroom facility at a park
  • C. Will not be used for more than one occurrence of less than twenty-one consecutive days in any calendar year.
  • D. Will be used as a temporary construction trailer and used as a residence

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