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Ohio CAFO program public notice


October 28, 2008
By Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

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Ohio CAFO program public notice

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve
a revision to Ohio’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) program.

October 27, 2008, Columbus, OH – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to Ohio’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program.

dairybarnThe state has asked the EPA to allow the Ohio Department of Agriculture to administer the part of the NPDES program that deals with concentrated animal feeding operations. Ohio EPA would continue to administer the program for all point sources other than Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity at animal feeding operations.

The public has until December 16 to comment on the proposal.

EPA Region 5 has scheduled an open house and a formal public hearing on Ohio’s application to transfer control of the NPDES program for CAFOs from Ohio EPA to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The event is scheduled for November 18, 2008 with the open house occurring from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the public hearing happening from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio.


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