OMA Files Comments on SIP Nuisance Rule

Last week, the OMA led a coalition of business groups by filing comments to the U.S. EPA’s correction of the inclusion of Ohio’s air pollution nuisance rule. The comments support the U.S. EPA’s proposal to remove the nuisance rule from Ohio’s state implementation plan (SIP). Ohio’s public nuisance provision is a general rule prohibiting public nuisances and has no connection with the purposes for which SIPs are developed and approved. Manufacturers often find themselves in the crosshairs of lawsuits based on the SIP provision, even while in compliance with the permit limits. 5/28/2020