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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 EPA Division of Air Pollution Control hosts Program Advisory Group Meeting

Posted in Energy, Environment
On January 20, 2021, the Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) hosted a “Program Advisory Group” (PAG) meeting via Microsoft Teams to inform interested stakeholders of recent and upcoming DAPC activities. The topics discussed during the PAG meeting included: anticipated regulatory changes to address non-attainment of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality… 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

Ohio EPA Issues Renewal Industrial Storm Water General Permit with New Requirements

Posted in Environment
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has issued its final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Industrial Storm Water General Renewal Permit. This permit is significantly different than Ohio EPA’s previous industrial storm water general permit, which included broad, non-facility specific, permit requirements. This final renewal permit now mirrors U.S. EPA’s Multi-Sector Industrial Storm Water… Continue Reading