Sample Questions

  _______________________________ means a disposal  system that serves more than one source of sewage, industrial waste or other waste.  

  • A. Combined sewer
  • B. Septic tank
  • C. Centralized collection and treatment
  • D. Holding tank

Best available technology for connection into sanitary sewer, for an existing structure, where any part of a structure from which the waste generated is within ________________ feet to the nearest boundary of the right-of-way within which the existing sanitary sewer is located.

  • A. fifty
  • B. one hundred
  • C. two hundred
  • D. three hundred

Larger common plan of development or sale means a contiguous area where multiple separate and distinct construction activities may be taking place at different times on different schedules under one plan.  [comment:  This definition was taken from the Ohio NPDES general permit for storm water discharges associated with construction activity]

  • A. True
  • B. False

Notwithstanding the issuance or non-issuance of a permit to install or plan approved for a non publicly owned or non regional disposal system treating sewage, whenever a publicly owned or regional sanitary sewer system becomes accessible and available, the permittee shall properly abandon the disposal system and connect into the publicly owned or regional sanitary sewer system and properly close the disposal system.  Connection shall be made within ________________of accessibility and availability, unless an alternate time frame is authorized by the director.  

  • A. 5 years
  • B. 3 years
  • C. 1 year
  • D. 6 months

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