Ohio Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Water - General: What you need to know

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Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-33-01 to 3745-33-10 and OAC 3745-38-01 and OAC 3745-38-02

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Pretreatment: OAC 3745-3-01 to 3745-3-09

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

Wastewater operators: OAC 3745-07-01 to 3745-07-18

Drinking water: ORCA 6109.01 to 6109.35

Certification programs: OAC 3745-89-01 to 3745-89-10

Underground injection: OAC 3745-34-01 to 3745-34-62

Wetlands: OAC 3745-32-01 to 3745-32-07 and OAC 3745-1-50 to 3745-1-54

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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