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Chapter 8 - Ohio Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program

This chapter provides information and guidance for SWCDs regarding the responsiblities of implementing Ohio's Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program (APAP). The law and rules are administered by Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC) and implemented locally with the assistance of all 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) through a cooperative working agreement. Section 901:13-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code establishes state standards for a level of management and conservation practices in farming and animal feeding operations on farms in order to abate excessive soil erosion or the pollution of waters of thestate by soil sediment and animal manure. These rules also define Ohio’s pollution abatement grant program for landowners or operators to voluntarily install conservation practices.