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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio is authorized to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, including permits for wastewater discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). In addition to the CAFO permit requirements under NPDES that follow federal regulations, Ohio requires large livestock farms in the state to be permitted under the Livestock Environmental Permitting Program (LEPP). The state has also adopted regulations establishing ...