Water Quality Management Plans (Clean Water Act Sections 208 and 303)
Water Quality Management Plan Update Underway
On March 15, 2012, pursuant to Clean Water Act sections 208, 303(e) and 40 C.F.R. Part 130, Ohio EPA proposed 208 Updates for six Areawide Planning Agencies. Go here for more information, including how to provide comments.
Water Quality Management (208) plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution from point and nonpoint sources in a defined geographic area. Ohio EPA reviews and updates, as necessary, the state's 208 Plan.
Areawide Councils of Governments act as the lead planning agencies in twenty-four Ohio counties (those with large urban populations). These Areawide Agencies prepare and approve the 208 Plan in their counties. The State of Ohio prepares and maintains the 208 Plan applicable in the remaining 64 counties. The Governor then certifies the entire 208 Plan via submission to U.S. EPA for their approval.
For additional information, contact:
Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water
Standards & Technical Support Section
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
(614) 644-2876 [voice]
(614) 644-2745 [fax]