Ohio Stormwater Association
The Ohio Stormwater Association is a group of public and private citizens dedicated to advancing the management of stormwater and related natural resources through education, leadership, watershed-based coordination and technical assistance in Ohio.
Consider becoming a member and being a part of the solutions to stormwater management in Ohio.
2014 Ohio Stormwater Conference – John S Knight Convention Center
The 2014 Ohio Stormwater Conference will be held June 4-6, 2014 at the John S Knight Convention Center in Akron, Ohio.Planning will begin soon with a Call for Abstracts coming out in the Fall as well as our Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors. Please check back periodically for updates on the Conference.
Upcoming Events and Calendar
The Ohio Stormwater Association provides quarterly educational meetings on topics of interest to our members. Click on the calendar for a list of opportunities and let us know if you have a stormwater related event in Ohio.
The Ohio Storm Water Association decided at the September Board meeting to participate with the Minnesota Cities Storm Water Coalition on the issue of National Storm Water Rulemaking. This is a process of providing input to the USEPA on the Storm Water Rulemaking process. As part of this process, The Ohio Storm Water Association will be compiling an issue paper (aka “white paper”) specific to components that the Ohio Storm Water Association has identified as needing the most attention within the NPDES MS4 Regulation. A committee has been comprised of Board members in attendance at the meeting yet other Board members are encouraged to participate in this process. There will be a series of White Paper Committee meetings through the month of October to compile the white paper to meet the October 25th deadline.
Currently, OAC 3745-39-04 has been reviewed and amended pursuant to section 119.032 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). Ohio EPA is required to review its rules every five years to determine if the rules need to be revisited. State law and the federal Clean Water Act require Ohio EPA to periodically update rules to reflect the latest scientific information. The Agency has reviewed this rule and has identified necessary changes.
The Agency wants to hear from interested stakeholders (public, local officials, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders) who may be impacted by these rule revisions. Please click on the links for more information:
OEPA Interested Parties Review
ODNR publishes and maintains the soil and erosion control standards manual Rainwater and Land Development. Obtain a copy, comment on changes or additions, or review current working issues.
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OEPA is in the process of drafting the Industrial Stormwater General Permit
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