Commissioners approve revised sediment control regulations

BATAVIA, Ohio (Dec. 1, 2017) — Commissioners approved on Nov. 29 revised Water Management Sediment Control RegulationsThese regulations help to eliminate or abate soil erosion and degradation of rivers and streams from sediment caused by commercial, industrial and residential development.

The regulations were last revised in 2011. A committee comprising various county departments and agencies, as well as representatives from cities, townships, villages, and the building industry, was formed in 2016 to review regulations and propose revisions.

Regulations needed to be consistent with those of the Ohio EPA, which published new sediment-control regulations in 2013.

Two public hearings were held in November on the proposed changes.

The revised regulations can be found here. (