Water Quality Trading Program (Ohio)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ohio|
|Name||Water Quality Trading Program (Ohio)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive, Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Corporate Tax Incentive, Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Wave Energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Primary Website|| http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/WQ_trading/index.aspx
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
Water quality trading is a tool for achieving water quality improvements. Under the right circumstances, trading has the potential to yield both environmental and economic benefits, while promoting increased interaction among watershed stakeholders.
The water quality trading program is a voluntary program that allows a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holder (point source) to meet its regulatory obligations by using pollutant reductions generated by another wastewater point source or non-point source.
The program provides economic incentives for voluntary pollutant reductions from point sources and nonpoint sources.
|Contact Name||Gary Stuhlfauth|
|Department||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Division|| Water Quality Trading
|Phone|| (614) 644-2026
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Chapter 3745-5|
|Date Enacted|| 2007