Ohio Stormwater-General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Stormwater-General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-38-01 to 3745-38-12

Regulatory Agencies
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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Surface Water

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 has been delegated authority to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges, including permit authority for stormwater discharges, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state has additional requirements of some activities related to stormwater, including coal strip mining activities and marinas. The state has general permits related to stormwater discharges for industrial facilities, construction activities, small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) coal strip mining, and marinas.

See the national section STORMWATER— GENERAL for information on the federal permitting program, and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—- CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for more information on the state requirements for these specific discharges.

Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Surface Water is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the stormwater discharge permit regulations in Ohio.


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