Ohio Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Animal waste pollution abatement rules: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 1501:15-5-01 to 1501:15-5-20

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Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 903.01 to 903.99

Livestock Environmental Permitting Program (LEPP): OAC 901:10-1-01 to 901:10-6-06

Permits to install: OAC 901:10-2-01

Permits to operate: OAC 901:10-2-07

Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program (APAP): OAC 901:13-1-01 to 901:13-1-19

Overflow design: OAC 901:13-1-02

Land application of animal waste: OAC 901:13-1-11

Wastewater discharges: OAC 901:13-1-05

Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) flooding: OAC 901:13-1-06

Runoff control: OAC 901:13-1-04

Agricultural pollution abatement cost sharing: OAC 901:13-1-14

Watersheds in distress: OAC 901:13-1-19 and OAC 901:13-1-20

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Surface Water

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting (DLEP)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Soil and Water Conservation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

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 ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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