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DSW Early Stakeholder Outreach

The first step in the rule-making process is for Ohio EPA to identify that a rule needs to be amended, rescinded or created.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.

Minimal Change Water Quality Standards rules (OAC 3745-1)

ESO Fact Sheet Comment Deadline: March 29, 2023

Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards Rules
OAC Chapter 3745-1

Fact Sheet Comment Deadline: January 31, 2023
Overview of WQS Program and Triennial Review process
Link to webinar recording 

Section 401 Water Quality Certifications Rules (OAC Chapter 3745-32)

ESO Fact Sheet  Comment Deadline: January 18, 2023

Wetland Water Quality Standards Rules (OAC Chapter 3745-1)

ESO Fact Sheet  Comment Deadline: January 18, 2023

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