The first step in the rule-making process is for Ohio EPA to identify that a rule needs to be amended, rescinded or created. Ohio EPA may also review a rule pursuant to the five-year rule review requirements (ORC 119.032) and determine that the rule should be filed with Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) as "no change."
Ohio EPA has added an additional step to ensure stakeholders are brought into the rule process as early as possible. This additional interested party notification and request for information will allow for early feedback before the rule language has been developed by the Agency.
Please see below for a listing of rules the DSW is reviewing, a fact sheet requesting stakeholder input and the comment deadline.
Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards Program Rules
OAC Chapter 3745-1
|Documents coming soon||Comment Deadline: TBD
WQS (OAC 3745-1-02, -03, and -31)
|ESO Fact Sheet||Comment Deadline: June 25, 2021|
WQS Variances Rule (OAC 3745-1-38)
|ESO Fact Sheet||Comment Deadline: August 31, 2020|
PTI Storage and Treatment Facilities (OAC 3745-42-14) — New Rule
|ESO Fact Sheet||Comment Deadline: May 6, 2019|
PTI Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems (OAC 3745-42-12) — New Rule
|ESO Fact Sheet||Comment Deadline: June 25, 2018|
Nutrients for Large Rivers (OAC 3745-1-36) — New Rule
|ESO Fact Sheet||Comment Deadline: October 26, 2018
|Large River Paper|
|Map of Ohio's Large Rivers|
New Rules to Reduce Impacts of Nutrients in Surface Waters
|ESO Webpage||Comment Deadline: May 22, 2013|