The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has issued an industrial stormwater discharge permit specifically to cover marinas which would otherwise need to apply for coverage under the Ohio multisector general permit (MSGP). OEPA General Permit No. OHRM00002 became effective on January 22, 2013. Marinas that wish to be covered under this permit are required to submit an application (“Notice of Intent, or NOI”) to OEPA.
Read a summary of the Ohio Marina General Permit
One of the unique requirements under the general permit is the obligation for larger marinas to sample storm water discharge at least once each year and have samples analyzed for several parameters:
- Total Recoverable Aluminum
- Total Recoverable Iron
- Total Recoverable Lead
- Total Recoverable Zinc
- Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
Once during the monitoring year(s), the facility must be collect samples during the first 30 minutes of discharge and at all discharge locations.