(A) No person shall modify an existing or construct a new concentrated animal feeding facility without first obtaining a permit to install issued by the director under section 903.02 of the Revised Code.
(B) Except for a concentrated animal feeding facility that is operating under an installation permit issued by the director of environmental protection or a review compliance certificate issued by the director, on and after the date on which the program has been finalized under section 903.01 of the Revised Code, no person shall operate a concentrated animal feeding facility without a permit issued by the director under section 903.03 of the Revised Code.
(C) No person to whom a NPDES permit has been issued shall discharge or cause to be discharged, in any waters of the state any manure, pollutants, or stormwater resulting from an animal feeding facility in excess of the permissive discharges specified under an existing permit.
(D) On and after the date on which the United States environmental protection agency approves the NPDES program submitted by the director of agriculture under section 903.08 of the Revised Code, no person shall discharge pollutants from a concentrated animal feeding operation into waters of the state unless authorized by a valid and unexpired NPDES permit issued by the director or unless an application for renewal of such NPDES permit has been submitted by the person and is pending.
(E) Any person who discharges or proposes to discharge pollutants shall apply for a NPDES permit. A concentrated animal feeding operation proposes to discharge if it is designed, constructed, operated, or maintained such that a discharge will occur.
(F) On and after the date on which the United States environmental protection agency approves the NPDES program submitted by the director, no person shall discharge stormwater resulting from an animal feeding facility unless authorized by a NPDES permit when such a permit is required by the act and subsequently issued by the director of agriculture pursuant to section 903.08 of the Revised Code.
(G) No person shall violate the terms and conditions of a permit to install, permit to operate, review compliance certificate, or NPDES permit.
(H) No person shall violate any effluent limits established by rule.
(I) No person shall violate any other provision of a NPDES permit issued by the director.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/23/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 903.08, 903.10
Rule Amplifies: 903.01, 903.02, 903.03, 903.04, 903.05, 903.07, 903.08, 903.081, 903.082, 903.09, 903.10
Prior Effective Dates: 7/2/2002, 1/23/2009