By implementing House Bill 110 (HB110) in 1984, the Ohio General Assembly created Ohio EPA's Semipublic Disposal System Inspection program (often referred to as the HB110 program). The program is a contractual partnership between Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Ohio EPA, whereby LHDs conduct, on behalf of the Agency, inspection and enforcement services for commercial sanitary waste treatment/disposal systems discharging between 0-25,000 gallons per day (semipublics).
Ohio EPA operates the program to better protect the public health and welfare, and to protect the environment. Due to the proximity, the multitude of facilities and the availability of resources, oversight of operations for sanitary waste disposal at semipublic facilities is best accomplished locally by qualified personnel.
To offset costs of local oversight, State law (Ohio Revised Code 3709.085) authorizes LHDs to charge fees for inspection services to be paid by semipublic facilities.