There is hereby created in the state treasury the surface water protection fund, consisting of moneys distributed to it. The director of environmental protection shall use moneys in the fund solely for administration and implementation of surface water protection programs, including at least programs required under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and programs necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. Those programs shall include at least the development of water quality standards; the development of wasteload allocations; the establishment of water quality-based effluent limits; the monitoring and analysis of chemical, physical, and biological surface water quality; the issuance, modification, and renewal of NPDES permits and permits to install; the ensurance of compliance with permit conditions; the management and oversight of pretreatment programs; the provision of technical assistance to publicly owned treatment works; and the administration of the water pollution control loan fund created in section 6111.036 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 07-01-1993