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Ohio EPA’s proposed changes to biocriteria rules could affect point source dischargers.

Posted in Environment
Facilities with a permitted outfall that discharges into a waterbody with water quality attainment challenges could be impacted by a recently proposed rule from Ohio EPA (OEPA). OEPA is proposing to revise the existing biocriteria rules by making it easier to modify point source effluent limits upstream of waterbodies that are not attaining biocriteria. Currently,… Continue Reading

Ohio Residents Allege Unlawful Transfer of Discharge Permit Authority for CAFOs

Posted in Environment
On August 4, 2014, two Ohio residents filed a complaint in federal court alleging that Ohio EPA violated the Clean Water Act in 2001 when the agency transferred its discharge permitting authority for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to the Ohio Department of Agriculture without notifying U.S. EPA until 2006.  The lawsuit seeks a court order directing that only… Continue Reading