Ohio EPA Biosolids Program

Ohio EPA's biosolids program regulates the disposal and/or beneficial use of sewage sludge and biosolids generated by non-industrial wastewater treatment plants in Ohio, as well as any sewage sludge or biosolids brought into Ohio by out-of-state, non-industrial wastewater treatment plants. The goals of the biosolids program are to protect public health and the environment, encourage the beneficial reuse of biosolids and minimize the creation of nuisance odors.

  • New Agronomic Rate Calculation worksheet is available. See the Compliance Tools tab. (Updated Oct. 30, 2013)

  • Class B Beneficial Use Site Forms

    • The following forms and associated instructions are to be used for the authorization, transfer or acreage amendment of Class B beneficial use sites. Also included is a form for an occupied building consent for reduced isolation distance for Class B beneficial use sites.

      • Class B Beneficial Use Site Authorization (Word - PDF)

        • Instructions for Class B Beneficial Use Site Authorization Form (PDF)

      • Application for Transfer (Word - PDF)

        • Instructions for Application for Transfer Form (PDF)

      • Acreage Amendment (Word - PDF)

        • Instructions for Acreage Amendment Form (PDF)

      • Occupied Building Consent for Reduced Isolation Distance (Word - PDF)

        • Instructions for Occupied Building Consent for Reduced Isolation Distance Form (PDF)

  • 2013 Annual Sewage Sludge Report Form (Form 4229)

    • A requirement to complete and submit to Ohio EPA an annual sewage sludge report appears in Part II of most National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits issued to Publicly Owned Treatment Works. Such a report on sewage sludge use or disposal includes a summary of the Monthly Operating Report data for the previous calendar year, and is due to Ohio EPA by January 31. One copy of the report should be sent to the Ohio EPA Central Office, and one copy to the appropriate Ohio EPA District Office. Please type all information in the form.

      2013 Annual Sewage Sludge Report
      Ohio EPA Form 4229

      Due to Ohio EPA by Jan. 31, 2014

      Instructions

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      Forms 1-7

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      Appendix A

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      Appendix B

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      Appendix C

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      Appendix D

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      Appendix E

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  • Sludge Dioxin, Dibenzofuran and Coplanar PCB Worksheet

    • A requirement to complete and submit sludge dioxin monitoring data to Ohio EPA is written in Chapter 3745-40 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). The Total Toxicity Equivalence (TTE) is calculated from the data analysis of the 29 congeners listed in OAC 3745-40-01. The following worksheet is used to calculate the TTE.

      The instructions and report form are available online as a PDF file (PDF), or in Microsoft Word 2000 (Word 2000) format. If you need the materials in another software package or version, please let us know.

  • Individual NPDES Permit Application Forms

Rules and Regulations

  • Ohio Sewage Sludge Rules

  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), local health districts and Ohio EPA regulate domestic septage disposal in the state of Ohio. The fact sheet Domestic Septage Disposal in Ohio is intended to provide stakeholders and regulators an overview of applicable regulatory authority in Ohio. The goal is to achieve regulatory compliance and clarify regulatory oversight for land application of domestic septage in Ohio.

  • Federal Sludge Regulations - 40 CFR 503

Related Sites

For additional information on the Ohio EPA biosolids program, contact:
Betsy VanWormer, Central Office, (614) 644-2150
Andy Gall, Northwest District Office, (419) 373-3003
Chris Moody, Northeast District Office, (330) 963-1118