Division of Surface Water Rules and Laws

The Division of Surface Water (DSW) develops and enforces rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

Ohio EPA surface water quality protection and wastewater pollution control regulations are located in OAC Chapters 3745-1 to 3745-5, 3745-11, 3745-32 to 3745-33, 3745-36, 3745-38 to 3745-40, and 3745-42. Additional chapters are added as needed to address new laws and requirements related to surface waters.

Proposing new rules and amending existing rules is a regular activity conducted by Ohio EPA in response to laws passed by the Ohio General Assembly and federal rule requirements. DSW is required by federal law to review water quality standards regulations every three years and by state law to review rules at least once every five years to ensure their continued need and relevance.

During the Ohio rule-making process, rules pass through four phases: early stakeholder outreach, draft review, proposal to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, and final adoption. To view the rules currently in each of these phases, please see the tabs below.

Join a rules electronic mailing list to stay informed about current rule-makings and opportunities to provide comment during the process.

Additional information on the Ohio EPA rule-making process and information on Agency-wide rules can be found on the Agency Rules and Laws page.

Rulemaking News and Updates

  • July 12, 2018 - The Agency is now accepting Interested Party Review comments on four Storm Water Program rules and one General NPDES Permit rule in OAC Chapthers 3745-38 and 3745-39. Please see the Interested Party Review tab for more information.
  • July 11, 2018 - The Agency is now accepting Interested Party Review comments on eighteen Pretreatment and Indirect Discharge Permit Program rules in OAC Chapters 3745-3, and 3745-36. Please see the Interested Party Review tab for more information.
  • July 11, 2018 - The Agency has filed three Connection Ban Standards rules with JCARR as "No Change". Please see the Proposed Rules tab for more information.
  • July 9, 2018 - The Agency has adopted on Permit to Install Program rule in OAC Chapter 3745-42. The effective date of this rule is August 1, 2018. Please see the Proposed Rules tab for more information.
  • June 20, 2018 - The Agency is now accepting Interested Party Review comments on three Implementation of Water Quality Standards Progem (Modeling) rules in OAC Chapter 3745-2. Please see the Interested Party Review tab for more information.
  • June 14, 2018 - The Agency has filed twelve Biosolids rules (OAC Ch. 3745-40) with JCARR. Please see the Proposed Rules tab for more information.
  • May 1, 2018 - The Agency has adopted three Wetland WQS rules in OAC Chapter 3745-1, fourteen Water Quality Trading Program rules in OAC Chapter 3745-5, and nine NPDES Program rules in OAC Chapter 3745-33. The effective dates of these rules are, respectively: July 30, 2018, May 11, 2018, and June 1, 2018. Please see the Proposed Rules tab for more information.

The first step in the rule-making process is for Ohio EPA to identify that a rule needs to be amended, rescinded or created.  Ohio EPA may also review a rule pursuant to the five-year rule review requirements (ORC 119.032) and determine that the rule should be filed with Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) as "no change."

In response to Executive Order 2011-01K, Ohio EPA has added an additional step to ensure stakeholders are brought into the rule process as early as possible. This additional interested party notification and request for information will allow for early feedback before the rule language has been developed by the Agency. 

Please see below for a listing of rules the DSW is reviewing, a fact sheet requesting stakeholder input and the comment deadline. 

 

Rule Package Title

Fact Sheet /Webinar

Comment Period Deadline

Effective Rules

New Rules to Reduce Impacts of Nutrients in Surface Waters ESO Web Page May 22, 2013
 
 
Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards Program Rules OAC Chapter 3745-1   ESO Fact Sheet
Overview Sheet

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentation Slides

November 14, 2016  Chapter 3745-1   
New Rules - 401 Program: Water Quality Certified Professional (WQCP) Rules OAC Chapter 3745-6 ESO Fact Sheet June 1, 2017  
Credible Data Program, OAC Chapter 3745-4 ESO Fact Sheet May 11, 2018 Chapter 3745-4
New Rule - PTI Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems (OAC 3745-42-12) ESO Fact Sheet June 25, 2018  
New Rule - PTI Campgrounds (OAC 3745-42-14) ESO Fact Sheet June 25, 2018  
       

 

The interested party review (IPR) process is designed to allow interested parties, stakeholders or citizens to make comments regarding the rule prior to adoption.  The IPR process is the second step in the rulemaking process.  Whereas the Early Stakeholder Outreach process asked for general comments on anticipated rule changes, the IPR process asks interested parties, stakeholders or citizens to make comments on the draft rule language developed by Ohio EPA.

During the IPR process, Ohio EPA is required to submit a Business Regulation Impact Analysis (BIA) to the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSIO).  CSIO has two options for the BIA:
1.  Prepare and send recommendations to Ohio EPA for eliminating or reducing adverse impacts.
2.  Allow 16 days to pass without preparing and sending recommendations.

Based on comments received from interested parties or the CSIO, Ohio EPA may choose to revise the rules further before proposing them to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).

Please see below for a listing of draft rules the Agency has made available for interested party review.

Draft Storm Water and General NPDES Permit Rules, OAC Chapters 3745-38 and 3745-39

Background

The Storm Water Program rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-39 cover the administrative requirements for individual storm water permits. The General NPDES Permit rules in OAC Chapter 3745-38 cover the administrative requirements for people seeking coverage under any general NPDES permit. The content in these chapters includes actions such as application for coverage, modification, renewal, and more. A number of revisions are under consideration for the rules being reviewed at this time, however all but one revision are directly from the 2016 federal storm water regulations update. Please see the fact sheet below for more detailed information.

Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The first three rules in the chapter pertain to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).  The fourth rule in the chapter contains the regulations for all other storm water discharges subject to NPDES permit requirements, such as medium and large MS4s, industries and construction sites. A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is owned or operated by a state, city, town, county or other public body designed or used for collecting or conveying storm water to surface waters that is not a combined sewer or part of a Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

At this time, the Agency is pursuing an exemption from the Five Year Rule Review requirements in ORC 106.03 for three rules in this rulemaking, as they are equivalent to the federal storm water regualtions. Please see the fact sheet for more details.

For more information about the existing rules, visit the Chapter 3745-38 and Chapter 3745-39 web pages.

Available documents

Draft Rules

Rule Draft Action
3745-38-02: Requirements for general national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits. Amend
3745-39-01: Applicability of rules of procedure and definitions. Amend
3745-39-02: Objectives of the Ohio EPA storm water management program for small MS4s. Amend
3745-39-03: Ohio EPA NPDES requirements for small MS4s. New
3745-39-03: Ohio EPA NPDES requirements for small MS4s. Rescind
3745-39-04: Ohio EPA NPDES requirements for industries, including construction activities, and large and medium MS4s. Amend
   
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The comment deadline is August 13, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Jason Fyffe at (614) 728-1793.

Draft Pretreatment and Indirect Discharge Permit Rules, OAC Chapters 3745-3 and 3745-36

Background

The Pretreatment and Indirect Discharge Permit Program regulates industrial facilities discharging wastewater to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). These facilities, known as industrial users, discharge process wastewater often contaminated by a variety of toxic or otherwise harmful substances. Because POTWs are usually not specifically designed to treat these substances, pretreatment programs are needed to eliminate potentially serious problems that occur when these substances are discharged into public sewer systems.

The pretreatment program is mandated under the federal Clean Water Act and U.S. EPA has delegated the program to Ohio for implementation.

At this time, eight existing rules in OAC Chapter 3745-3 (Pretreatment), and four existing rules in OAC Chapter 3745-36 (Indirect Discharge Permits) are available for review and comment.  Several new rules have been created in an effort to separate the Indirect Discharge Permit (IDP) rules from the Pretreatment rules completely, though most of these rules do not contain new requirements for industrial users. The Agency hopes that separating these two chapters will make it easier for different types of industrial users to know where to look in rule for requirements that apply to them specifically.

For more information about the existing rules, visit the OAC Chapter 3745-3 and Chapter 3745-36 web pages. For more information on these programs, visit the Program web page.

Available documents

Draft Rules

Rule Draft Action
3745-3-01: Definitions. Amend
3745-3-02: Purpose and applicability. Amend
3745-3-03: POTW pretreatment programs. Amend
3745-3-04: Prohibited discharges. Amend
3745-3-05: Notification of potential problems, including slug loading.  Amend
3745-3-06: Reporting requirements for industrial users. Amend
3745-3-07: Trade secrets; request for confidentiality. Amend
3745-3-09: General requirements governing applications of pretreatment standards. Amend
   
3745-36-01: Purpose and applicability. Rescind
3745-36-01: Purpose and applicability. New
3745-36-02: Definitions. Rescind
3745-36-02: Definitions. New
3745-36-03: Individual indirect discharge permits. Rescind
3745-36-03: Individual indirect discharge permits. New
3745-36-04: Prohibited discharges. New
3745-36-05: Notification of potential problems. New
3745-36-06: Indirect discharge permit-by-rule. Amend
3745-36-07: Trade secrets; request for confidentiality. New
3745-36-08: Requirements applicable to all facilities covered under an individual indirect discharge permit. New
3745-36-09: Conditions specific to categorical industrial users. New
3745-36-10: Alternative conditions specific to categorical industrial users. New
   
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The comment deadline is August 10, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Phoebe Low at (614) 644-2134.

Draft TMDL and Minimal Change Modeling Rules in OAC Chapter 3745-2

Background

The Implementation of Water Quality Standards (modeling) rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-2 cover the technical process for converting Ohio water quality standards (WQS) to wasteload allocations that can be used as limits in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.  At this time, three rules in OAC Chapter 3745-2 are available for review and comment.  A number of minor revisions are under consideration in rules OAC 3745-2-04 and 3745-2-10, while more substantial changes are under consideration in rule OAC 3745-2-12.  

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-2-12 covers the procedures for developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for waters listed as impaired on Ohio’s 303(d) list (list of waters that do not meet Ohio’s water quality standards as required by Section 303 of the Clean Water Act). Revisions under consideration for this rule are necessary to be consistent with requirements for TMDLs in House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly, signed by Governor Kasich on June 30, 2017. In addition, House Bill 49 specifically requires the Agency to adopt rules that establish procedures for providing notice to stakeholders, and criteria for determining significant public interest in TMDL development. For more information about the existing rules, visit the OAC Chapter 3745-2 web page. 

Available documents

Draft Rules

Rule Draft Action
3745-2-04: Determinations preliminary to development of water quality-based effluent limitations. Amend
3745-2-10: Wasteload allocation for ammonia-nitrogen toxicity. Amend
3745-2-12: Total maximum daily loads. Rescind
3745-2-12: Total maximum daily loads. New
   
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The comment deadline is July 20, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Melinda Harris at (614) 728-1357.

Draft Connection Ban Standards Rules, OAC Chapter 3745-11

Background

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-11 contains the Connection Ban Standards rules. A connection ban is an order or permit condition issued by Ohio EPA prohibiting the extension of, or connection to, sanitary sewers to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW), or the installation of household sewage treatment systems for new construction in a given geographic area.  Such a ban would be issued where there is a proven, significant public health or environmental problem resulting from inadequately treated sanitary wastewaters.  A standard connection ban is one issued to the POTW prohibiting new connections to its sanitary sewer system.  A special connection ban is one issued to the local board of health prohibiting them from approving new household sewage treatment systems for new housing construction. 

The connection ban standards specify provisions for ban issuance, variance application from the ban, administrative processes and ban termination. 

At this time, the Agency is soliciting initial input on three existing rules in the chapter, as no changes are being considered at this time.  This is the five year review of this rule.  Please see the fact sheet below for additional information.

Available documents

Draft Rules

Rule Draft Action
3745-11-01: Definitions. No Change
3745-11-02: Standard and special connection bans. No Change
3745-11-03: Connection ban variances. No Change
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The comment deadline is May 17, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Mark Stump at (614) 644-2028.

When the draft rule has completed the Interested Party Review process, and Ohio EPA has made any additional changes based on comments received, the rule is filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, Secretary of State and Legislative Service Commission (LSC).  JCARR is a legislative committee who reviews agency rules to determine if they are within the regulatory authority of the Agency, they do not conflict with any other rules of the Agency or other agencies, and that the Agency has completed the various paperwork required for proposing rule language (RSFA, BIA, IBR and others).

JCARR jurisdiction lasts 65 days.  During the first 40 days of this time period, Ohio EPA will schedule and hold a public hearing on the rule and accept comments on the rule language.

Please see below for a listing of rules the Agency has proposed with JCARR.

Proposed Connection Ban Standards Rules, OAC Chapter 3745-11

No Change Filing

The Agency filed these rules with JCARR on July 11, 2018. See the rules here: Chapter 3745-11.
 

Background

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-11 contains the Connection Ban Standards rules. A connection ban is an order or permit condition issued by Ohio EPA prohibiting the extension of, or connection to, sanitary sewers to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW), or the installation of household sewage treatment systems for new construction in a given geographic area.  Such a ban would be issued where there is a proven, significant public health or environmental problem resulting from inadequately treated sanitary wastewaters.  A standard connection ban is one issued to the POTW prohibiting new connections to its sanitary sewer system.  A special connection ban is one issued to the local board of health prohibiting them from approving new household sewage treatment systems for new housing construction. 

The connection ban standards specify provisions for ban issuance, variance application from the ban, administrative processes and ban termination. 

For additional information

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Mark Stump at (614) 644-2028.

Proposed Biosolids Rules, OAC 3745-40

Background

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-40 houses the Biosolids Program rules, which contain the rules for the disposal, use, storage, transfer and treatment of sewage sludge and biosolids, and the beneficial use of biosolids, where:

  • “Biosolids” is defined as sewage sludge or mixtures containing sewage sludge that have been treated for beneficial use; and
  • “Beneficial use” is defined as the placement of class B or bulk exceptional quality biosolids onto a beneficial use site through the spraying or spreading of biosolids onto the surface of the beneficial use site, the injection of biosolids below the surface of the beneficial use site, the incorporation of biosolids into the soil, for the purpose of providing an agronomic benefit, or the distribution of exceptional quality biosolids that do not satisfy the definition of bulk exceptional quality biosolids.

This is the five year review of these rules. Please see the fact sheet linked below for specific details.

For more information about the Biosolids Program, visit the Biosolids Program web page. 

Available documents

Revise Filed Rule

The Agency revise filed one rule (3745-40-01) with JCARR on June 27, 2018 due to the corruption of the document file.
 

Proposed Rules

These rules were filed with JCARR on June 14, 2018.
Rule Action
3745-40-01: Definitions. Amend
3745-40-02: Purpose, applicability, general requirements, exclusions and prohibitions. Rescind
3745-40-02: Purpose, applicability, general requirements, exclusions and prohibitions. New
3745-40-03: NPDES permit requirements and biosolids management plan requirements. Rescind 
3745-40-03: NPDES permit requirements and biosolids management plan requirements. New
3745-40-04: Biosolids classifications. Amend
3745-40-05: Notice and necessary information requirements for biosolids. Amend
3745-40-06: Authorization for a beneficial use site, site transfer requirements and site amendment requirements for class B biosolids. Rescind
3745-40-06: Beneficial use site authorizations for class B biosolids. New
3745-40-07: Requirements for the field storage of biosolids: isolation distance requirements and requirements for field and regional facility storage. Rescind
3745-40-07: Requirements for the field storage of biosolids and regional facility storage. New
3745-40-08: Requirements for the beneficial use of biosolids: general requirements, prohibitions, isolation distance requirements, site specific requirements, and additional site restrictions for the beneficial use of class B biosolids. Rescind
3745-40-08: Requirements for the beneficial use of biosolids: general requirements, prohibitions, isolation distance requirements, site specific requirements, and additional site restrictions for the beneficial use of class B biosolids. New
3745-40-09: Approved sampling methods, monitoring frequency requirements, record retention and annual reporting requirements. Amend
3745-40-10: Facility storage requirements. Rescind
3745-40-10: Facility storage requirements. New
3745-40-11: Signage requirements for beneficial use sites receiving class B biosolids. Amend
3745-40-12: Compliance and enforcement; and spill notification requirements. Amend
   
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The comment deadline is July 24, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Betsy VanWormer at (614) 644-2150.

Proposed Permit to Install Design Flow Rule, OAC 3745-42-05

Final Rule

On July 9, 2018, the Agency adopted one Permit to Install Program rule in OAC Chapter 3745-42. The effective date of this rule is August 1, 2018.

Background

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-42 contains the Permit to Install (PTI) program rules. The PTI program permits the design and technical requirements of wastewater collection and treatment systems prior to their construction.  At this time, the Agency is soliciting initial input on proposed rule revisions for one existing rule in the chapter.  This is the five year review of this rule.  Please see the fact sheet below for additional information on rule revisions proposed. For more information about this program, visit the Permit to Install web page. 

Available documents

Proposed Rule

This rule was filed with JCARR on April 30, 2018.

Rule Action
3745-42-05 Design flow and waste strength requirements for treatment works sized for one hundred thousand gallons per day or less. Amend
   
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The comment deadline is June 4, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Mark Stump at (614) 644-2028.

Proposed Wetland Water Quality Standards Rules OAC Chapter 3745-1

Final Rules

On May 1, 2018, the Agency adopted three Wetland Water Quality Standards Program rules in OAC Chapter 3745-1. The effective date of these rules is July 30, 2018.

Background

Water quality standards are state regulations or rules that protect lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and other water bodies from pollution.  The rules are located in Chapter 3745-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).  Five rules within OAC Chapter 3745-1 contain water quality standards for wetlands, which are being reviewed in this rulemaking.  This is the five year review of these rules.  Revisions are being proposed for three rules (OAC 3745-1-51, 3745-1-51, and 3745-1-54.  No changes have been proposed in rules OAC 3745-1-52 and 3745-1-53.  Please see the fact sheet below for additional information.

For more background information, see the Water Quality Standards Program and Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Isolated Wetland Permitting Section web pages. 

Available documents

Proposed Rules

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  • Please note: OAC Rule 3745-1-54, Wetland Antidegradation, is now being rescinded and filed as new, instead of being filed as an amendment. This is only because of a technical issue with the amendment file. The text in the new file is the same as the text in the amended file, here: 3745-1-54 AMEND.
  • The Agency filed these rules with JCARR on February 23, 2018.
Rule Action
3745-1-50 Wetland definitions. Amend
3745-1-51 Wetland narrative criteria. Amend
3745-1-52 Numeric chemical criteria for wastewater discharges to wetlands. No Change
3745-1-53 Wetland use designation. No Change
3745-1-54 Wetland antidegradation. Rescind 
3745-1-54 Wetland antidegradation. New
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The comment deadline was April 3, 2018.

For additional information or to submit comments

  • By e-mail: dsw_rulecomments@epa.ohio.gov
  • By mail: Rule Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
  • By fax: (614) 644-2745
  • If you would like further information about this rulemaking, please contact Harry Kallipolitis at (614) 644-2146.

The following is a list of Ohio Administrative Code chapters related to programs in the Division of Surface Water. Links are provided to Ohio EPA Internet pages where copies of the chapters may be downloaded.

OAC Chapter 3745-1 Water Quality Standards - Water quality standards for surface waters of the State.

OAC Chapter 3745-2 Implementation of Water Quality Standards - Regulations for the development of water quality based effluent limits and total maximum daily loads.

OAC Chapter 3745-3 Pretreatment Rules - Regulations for industrial discharges to public treatment works.

OAC Chapter 3745-4 Credible Data Rules - Regulations for administering a volunteer water quality monitoring program to collect credible data for surface water monitoring and assessment.

OAC Chapter 3745-5 Water Quality Trading Rules - Regulations that establish a voluntary statewide water quality trading program.

OAC Chapter 3745-7 Water Supply Works and Wastewater Works Personnel - Regulations for public water works and wastewater treatment plant personnel. This Chapter is available from the Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters site.

OAC Chapter 3745-11 Connection Ban Standards - Regulations describing criteria where connection to local sewerage systems may be prohibited and procedures for obtaining variances from connection bans.

OAC Chapter 3745-32 Section 401 Water Quality Certifications -Section 401 water quality certification requirements for activities that may result in any discharge to waters of the state (construction, placing fill, grading, dredging, ditching, stream diversion, etc.).

OAC Chapter 3745-33 Ohio NPDES Permits - The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program. Permitting requirements for municipal and industrial discharges to waters of the state.

OAC Chapter 3745-36 Permit Program Regulating Discharge of Nondomestic Wastewater into a POTW - Permitting requirements for indirect dischargers.

OAC Chapter 3745-38 Ohio NPDES General Permits - Permit requirements covering categories of discharges by persons conducting similar activities.

OAC Chapter 3745-39 Storm Water Program - Requirements for the permitting of storm water discharges.

OAC Chapter 3745-40 Sewage Sludge - Requirements for the disposal, use, storage and treatment of sewage sludge in Ohio.

OAC Chapter 3745-42 Permits to Install and Plan Approvals for Water Pollution Control - Permitting requirements for activities that include installing/modifying a system for disposing of sewage, industrial or other wastes, land application of sludge.

Clean Water Act (Federal law)

A complete copy of Chapter 26 of Title 33 of the United States Code, also known as the Clean Water Act, is available through Cornell University. A summary and brief history of the legislation is provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio Revised Code (State laws)

The following is a list of Ohio Revised Code chapters related to programs in the Division of Surface Water. These chapters can be downloaded from LAWriter.

ORC Chapter 3745: Environmental Protection Agency
Creates and establishes powers of the Ohio EPA.

ORC Chapter 6111: Water Pollution Control
Specifies powers of the Ohio EPA with regard to water pollution control.

ORC Chapter 6117: Sewer Districts; County Sewers
Authorizes the establishment of sewer districts.

ORC Chapter 6119: Regional Water and Sewer Districts
Authorizes the establishment of regional water and sewer districts.

Surface Water Policies and Guidance

Questions? Email Emily DeLay or call (614) 728-2396.

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