DeWine Signs Prudent Ephemeral Stream Measure

This week, Governor DeWine signed into law a bill that OMA has followed, House Bill 175. This sensible bill will clarify the regulation of Ohio’s ephemeral streams by aligning the Ohio EPA’s regulatory authority with federal requirements. Under this new law, the Ohio EPA will only have authority over ephemeral features to the extent they are also defined under the federal “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition. 4/21/2022