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Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program Rule Book

Ohio's Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program (APAP) is administered by Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC) and implemented locally by all 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). 901:13-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code establish 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 the state 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.