Why is the 208 Plan important for economic development in the region?
Ohio EPA cannot legally issue a Permit-to-Install (PTI) for wastewater projects that are in conflict with a 208 Plan. Doing so would be a violation of the federal Clean Water Act and Ohio Revised Code. Examples of projects that require a PTI from Ohio EPA are wastewater treatment plant upgrades and expansions, and sanitary sewer extensions. New residential and commercial development often requires a PTI from Ohio EPA since sanitary sewer extensions are … Continued