The OMA this week submitted comments opposing portions of Ohio EPA’s Proposed Credible Data Program. The OMA specifically opposed the addition of “state universities” to the definition of “state environmental agency” found within the Ohio Administrative Code 3745-4-02(Q).
As drafted, the rule appears to allow for any state university employee to submit data, which could be deemed credible pursuant to the rule regardless of the employee’s area of discipline, training, and experience. The OMA has requested this provision be removed from the draft rule. We will continue to engage on this issue. 10/8/2020