Water Quality Trading Program (Ohio)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Ohio

Applies to States or Provinces Ohio
Name Water Quality Trading Program (Ohio)
Policy Category Financial Incentive, Other Policy
Policy Type Corporate Tax Incentive, Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Website http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/WQ_trading/index.aspx

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/3745-5


Water quality trading is a tool for achieving water quality improvements. Under the right circumstances, trading has the potential to yield both environmental and economic benefits, while promoting increased interaction among watershed stakeholders.

The water quality trading program is a voluntary program that allows a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holder (point source) to meet its regulatory obligations by using pollutant reductions generated by another wastewater point source or non-point source.

The program provides economic incentives for voluntary pollutant reductions from point sources and nonpoint sources.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Gary Stuhlfauth
Department Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Division Water Quality Trading

Phone (614) 644-2026

Email Gary.Stuhlfauth@epa.ohio.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Chapter 3745-5
Date Enacted 2007