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. The 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