Rule 1501:15-5-04 | Manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and manure management facilities.
Each owner, operator or person responsible for an animal feeding operation shall prevent pollution from discharge of manure contaminated runoff from animal feedlots and animal manure management facilities.
Animal feeding operations found by the chief or the chief's designee to have failed to implement best management practices (BMPs) to prevent manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and animal manure management facilities and have caused pollution of waters of the state shall design, construct, operate, and maintain practices to prevent runoff (from feedlots and manure management facilities), according to the "Field Office Technical Guide" or other methods approved by the chief or the chief's designee. Pollution caused from a discharge of manure contaminated runoff from animal feedlots and animal manure management facilities may be prevented by best management practices including but not limited to:
(A) Constructing, operating and maintaining settling, grass filtration or soil infiltration systems in accordance with the criteria in the "Field Office Technical Guide" and as applicable, the "Ohio Livestock Manure Management Guide"; or
(B) Diverting land surface water and roof water away from the feedlot and animal manure management facilities; or
(C) Constructing roof coverings over feedlots, manure storage areas and composting facilities; or
(D) Providing appropriate manure storage such that land application of manure can be applied during periods of the year such that manure contaminated runoff does not pollute waters of the state; or
(E) Maintaining vegetative cover and protecting stream channels and areas adjacent to such channels from animal feeding operations; or
(F) Using any appropriate combination of paragraphs (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) of this rule.