Ohio EPA now has general beneficial use permits under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-599 for certain foundry sands and sewage sludge incinerator ash (SSIA). This SSIA general permit authorizes land application of SSIA for soil blending/agronomic benefit (with additional nutrients added through blending) and as fill material. We are developing guidance for using this permit and will post that on this webpage when complete. In the interim please contact the DMWM Beneficial Use Group for assistance as needed.
Throughout 2017, the Division of Materials and Waste Management’s Beneficial Use Group has been working with stakeholders to develop a Drinking Water Treatment Materials (DWTM) beneficial use general permit. Look for revised draft DWTM General Permits and a complete response to comments soon.
Because we have made significant changes, we will post the revised, draft DWTM General Permits on this website and alert interested parties they are available for review and comment. They should be ready to post soon. More information is available below.
We also continue working on rules related to Lake Erie dredged materials under recently passed Senate Bill 2 legislation (SB2). In part, SB2 authorizes Ohio EPA to draft new rules, including authorization-by-rule where possible, for material meeting certain constituent thresholds (under development), and beneficial use permits for land applying materials dredged from Lake Erie navigation channels.
The DMWM Beneficial Use Group is also working on permit applications recently received and on further beneficial use program development and efficiencies.
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