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Regulatory Updates

An Update From McMahon DeGulis

General Updates

Ohio EPA Release 2024

NEW Rainwater and Land Development Update

A comprehensive revision of the Rainwater and Land Development manual (2006 version with updates through 2014) is underway. To revise and rebuild the entire manual in a timely manner, individual chapters and subchapters will be released as they are periodically updated. The manual may be accessed at: https://epa.ohio.gov/divisions-and-offices/surface-water/guides-manuals/rainwater-and-land-development.

Chapter 1.3 – Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) is now available. This new subchapter includes guidance on writing an effective SWP3 for construction activity.

Chapter 1.3.1 – SWP3 Template is now available. This new chapter includes a voluntary template that can be used as a starting point when writing a SWP3.

UPDATED SWP3 Checklist

In coordination with the release of Chapter 1.3, an updated SWP3 checklist is available on the stormwater program webpage (https://epa.ohio.gov/divisions-and-offices/surface-water/permitting/stormwater-program, under the Construction Activities tab). Additionally two new checklists are posted for SWP3s requiring appendix A (Big Darby Creek Watershed) and Appendix B (Olentangy River Watershed).

This checklist is one tool that can be used to evaluate compliance with the SWP3 content requirements in Ohio EPA’s NPDES Construction stormwater General Permit.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Ohio EPA stormwater technical assistance staff will host a webinar detailing the SWP3 template on April 11th from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7290069293546116187

Visit Ohio EPA’s booth, attend our presentations, and talk with our staff at the 2024 Ohio Stormwater Conference, May 8th through 10th in Sandusky, Ohio. Register at: https://ohstormwaterconference.com/