Water Quality Standards (Ohio)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ohio|
|Name||Water Quality Standards (Ohio)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Wave Energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Primary Website|| http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/3745-1
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
This chapter of the law that establishes the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency outlines the minimum water quality requirements for all surface waters of the state.
Water quality standards contain two distinct elements: designated uses; and numerical or narrative criteria designed to protect and measure attainment of the uses.
Each water body in the state is assigned one or more aquatic life habitat use designations. Each water body may be assigned one or more water supply use designations and/or one recreational use designation.
Statewide chemical-specific criteria for the support of use designations are presented in this rule.
Each water resource area has its own specific section, detailing minimum standards and requirements for those areas. Wetlands are also covered under this rule.
|Contact Name||Ric Queen|
|Department||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Division|| Water Quality Certification, Isolated Wetlands, Mitigation, Wetland Ecology
|Phone|| (614) 644-2872
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|Authority 1:||http://codes.ohio.gov/pdf/oh/admin/2012/3745-1-07_ph_ff_a_ru_20091215_0802.pdf Chapter 3745-1|
|Date Enacted|| 1978