Ohio EPA Issues General Permit for Impacts to Ephemeral Streams

Ohio EPA has announced the availability of a general permit that will be available to applicants for projects that impact ephemeral streams, which flow only for a short time, usually after a large storm or snowmelt.

The general permit comes in response to U.S. EPA’s recently finalized Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The new federal rule removes certain waters from federal jurisdiction under the federal Clean Water Act. States retain the authority to determine oversight of these non-jurisdictional waters. 6/30/2020