Significant Amendments to Ohio’s Air Pollution Control Law

May 3, 2006

On May 2, 2006, Governor Taft signed into law several significant amendments to Ohio's Air Pollution Control Law.  These amendments will affect the permitting of many new and modified air contaminant sources.  Overall, these amendments are beneficial to industry, and should provide more certainty and efficiency in the permitting process, however they may also result in less flexibility.  The amendments are effective 90 days after signature by the Governor and filing with the Secretary of State, though in many instances they require rulemaking by Ohio EPA before their benefits are truly realized.  In adopting the rules required by these amendments, as well as any other new air pollution control rules, the amendments require that Ohio EPA consider the overall cost of compliance with the rules.

Following are the main points of the new amendments:

If you have any questions on these amendments to the Air Pollution Control Law and how they may impact your operations, please contact Frost Brown Todd's Environmental Attorneys.

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