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OWF has compiled selected Ohio and Federal regulations governing wetlands and streams into a single, easy to use, pdf  document. DOWNLOAD your copy: 

January 2010 – SELECTED OHIO WETLANDS REGULATIONS.PDF

   

State of Ohio Regulations for Wetlands Permitting and Banking 

  • General State Isolated Wetlands Permit Level 1 Review (Category 1 or Category 2, one-half acre or less)
    • Time required for OEPA to determine application is complete = 15 days (6111.026)
    • Time required for a Level 1 review = 30 days (6111.022)
  • Individual State Isolated Wetlands Permit Level 2 Review (Category 1 greater than one-half acre or Category 2, greater than one-half acre but less than or equal to three acres)
    • Time required for OEPA to determine application is complete = 15 days (6111.026)
    • Time required for a Level 2 review = 90 days (6111.023)
    • Publish notice in newspaper, allowable time for comments and requests for public hearing = 20 days
    • If a public hearing is determined necessary, it must take place within 70 days after receipt of application.
  • Individual State Isolated Wetlands Permit Level 3 Review (Category 2 greater than three acres or a Category 3)
    • Time required for OEPA to determine application is complete = 15 days (6111.026)
    • Time required for a Level 3 review = 180 days (6111.024)
  • OAC Chapter 3745-1 Water Quality Standards
  • OAC Chapter 3745-32 Section 401 Water Quality Certifications

 Federal Regulations for Wetlands Permitting and Banking

  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
  • Individual 404 Permit
    • Time required for USACE to determine application is complete = 15 days (33CFR 325.2(a)(2))
    • Time
  • Nationwide Permits
    • NWP29 – Residential Developments (wetlands one-half acre or less, streams 300 feet or less)
    • NWP39 – Commercial Developments (wetlands one-half acre or less, streams 300 feet or less)
  • Final Compensatory Mitigation Rule