The long hard road to remove slag’s definition as a waste in Ohio’s Clean Water Act finished its legislative journey this week with an affirmative House vote. Now Senate Bill 2 awaits the governor’s signature.
Senate Bill 2 focuses on a variety of Ohio water issues ranging from public water systems to Lake Erie dredging. Included in the bill is an OMA-backed provision which would recognize slag as a marketable product and not a waste under Ohio’s water laws. Specifically, the bill exempts slag from excessive regulation, while at the same time requires that it be used in a manner conforming with appropriate water quality standards.
This is great news for Ohio’s steelmakers and slag processors. 6/22/2017