1522.08 Private property rights not abrogated by compact.

(A) It is the intent and understanding of the general assembly that the enactment of the great lakes-st. Lawrence river basin water resources compact and its implementation in this state do not and shall not in any manner abrogate any private property rights established under the Revised Code or the common law of this state. In addition, it is the intent and understanding of the general assembly that the enactment of the great lakes-st. Lawrence river basin water resources compact does not confer or extend any public trust rights and does not confer any proprietary ownership rights to the state or any public entity over the ground water or surface water in the great lakes-st. Lawrence river basin in this state.

(B) It is the intent and understanding of the general assembly that the great lakes-st. Lawrence river basin water resources compact does not create any cause of action that may be brought against any person beyond those causes of action that are specifically authorized under Section 7.3 of the compact.

Effective Date: 2008 HB416 12-08-2008