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Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water Update. ORSANCO February 2013 George Elmaraghy, Chief, P.E. Biosolids. Revised program rules effective 7/1/2011 Starting July 2013, beneficial users have to evaluate phosphorus loadings as well as nitrogen loadings for beneficial use

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ohio epa division of surface water update

Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water Update

ORSANCO February 2013

George Elmaraghy, Chief, P.E.

biosolids
Biosolids
  • Revised program rules effective 7/1/2011
  • Starting July 2013, beneficial users have to evaluate phosphorus loadings as well as nitrogen loadings for beneficial use
  • Limits on phosphorus application based on phosphorus soil tests for beneficial use site
  • Ohio EPA creating tool to assist with rate calculations
biosolids cont
Biosolids Cont.
  • Starting July 2015, any treatment plant who beneficially uses biosolids must screen out manufactured inerts from influent sewage and septage or sewage sludge
  • May be accomplished through fine screening (5/8” max aperture, but the finer the better) or other means approved by Director
salt storage
Salt Storage
  • Storm water runoff from exposed salt piles, concentrated brine, can contaminate ground water drinking water supplies and adversely impact fish & other aquatic life in surface waters
    • This is an industrial wastewater
  • Salt piles of any size, managed outdoors for >7 days need PTI from DSW for brine collection system
  • No unpermitted discharges to surface or ground waters
  • For more information see: OWRC’s Recommendations for Salt Storage – Guidance for Protecting Ohio’s Water Resources available at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ddagw/DrinkingandGroundWaters.aspx
facility updates
Facility Updates
  • Revision to Hamilton County & Cincinnati Wet Weather Improvement Program in 2010 allows for consideration of money-saving alternative plan for overflows in Lower Mill Creek portion of service area.
  • US EPA now seeking comments on plan through February 10, 2013 http://www.epa.gov/region5/water/lowermillcreek/
facility updates cont
Facility Updates Cont.
  • Peter Cremer NA South Terminal 1IG00003*ID
    • Dec 2012 Agency copied on citizen Notice of Intent to Sue
    • Review of facility compliance
      • Failure to submit sampling data resolved in 2007
      • Since Sept 2010, total of 9 violations of oil & grease and pH limits
    • District prepared Compliance and Enforcement Plan
facility updates cont1
Facility Updates Cont.
  • D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating, Youngstown
    • Employees caught dumping oilfield waste into storm sewer tributary to Mahoning River watershed
    • Clean up continues, civil & criminal investigations ongoing
    • State actions include:
      • D&L will cease all injection well operations and temporary storage operations
      • Revocation of D&L’s 6 current injection well permits, denial of 3 pending new permits
      • Revocation of Hardrock Excavating’s brine haulers permit
contact
Contact
  • Email: george.elmaraghy@epa.ohio.gov
  • Phone: 614-644-2001
  • DSW Website: www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw