The chief of the division of soil and water resources, subject to approval of the terms of the agreement by the soil and water conservation commission, shall enter into cooperative agreements with the board of supervisors of any soil and water conservation district desiring to enter into such agreements pursuant to section 1515.08 of the Revised Code. Such agreements shall be entered into to obtain compliance with rules and orders of the chief pertaining to agricultural pollution abatement and urban sediment pollution abatement.
The chief or any person designated by the chief may upon obtaining agreement with the owner, tenant, or manager of any land, public or private, enter thereon to make inspections to determine whether or not there is compliance with the rules adopted under division (E)(1) of section 1511.02 of the Revised Code. Upon reason to believe there is a violation, the chief or the chief's designee may apply for and a judge of the court of common pleas for the county where the land is located may issue an appropriate inspection warrant as necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 11-28-1991