Ohio EPA Announces TMDL Rule Early Stakeholder Outreach

Ohio EPA announced that comments regarding the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Rule OAC 3745-2-12 ESO are due September 12, 2017.

According to Ohio EPA: “Dischargers covered under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit are indirectly impacted through the setting of permit effluent limitations based upon the wasteload allocations established in the TMDL.┬áThe rule amendments will provide for formalized stakeholder notification and comment opportunities and participation in the TMDL development process which should lead to a better TMDL product and improved water quality.”

These rules are being considered due to changes made in House Bill 49, the state operating budget. 8/23/2017