Ohio EPA Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards

After a three-year process, the Ohio EPA on May 1 adopted three revised rules to its Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards: wetland definitions, wetland narrative criteria and wetland antidegradation. After the first round of public comments, the agency made some changes at the request of AGC and other stakeholders that lessened some of the liability and compliance burden. AGC submitted additional comments on the last revision, but no further changes were made. The new rules are effective July 30.