Ohio's New Industrial Storm Water General Permit

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) new industrial storm water general permit (OHR000005) will be replacing the previous industrial storm water general permit (OHR000004) which expired on May 31, 2011.  In order to help industry more easily identify Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) requirements and effective best management practices (BMPs) for specific operations, the OEPA has adopted framework from the federal Multi-Sector General Permit.  The new OEPA general permit will provide more clarity regarding compliance responsibilities including implementation and monitoring.  The intent of this article is to assist facilities and provide information showcasing the changes in the new general permit (OHR000005) and what requirements facilities seeking coverage will need to follow.

Who is Required to apply for the Permit?
Only industrial activities and/or…

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