Water (Regulatory Overview) Ohio rsget.cgi^db=blrsohst&doc=0819002C.HTM False
Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Surface Water
OEPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters
Wetlands Policy Program Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Real Estate and Land Management
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Districts: Buffalo, Huntington, Pittsburgh, and Louisville
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio has been given the authority to administer all of the federal water discharge programs, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), for all sources. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for more information.
Ohio has also been granted primacy by EPA to administer the rules and requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in the state. See the state section DRINKING WATER for more information.
The state also promotes the use of sewage treatment plant sludge as fertilizer, either at the treatment plants or on farms. Sewage treatment ...