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Laws and rules for soil and water conservation in Ohio include the enabling statue for the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Division of Soil and Water Conservation and mandates for manure pollution abatement as well as the enabling statute for the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission and operating authority for Ohio's 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

 

OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION LAWS

Chapter 939: SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

939.01 Definitions.
939.02 Powers and duties of director of agriculture.
939.03 Operation and management plan; nuisances; complaint.
939.04 Composting of dead animals.
939.05 Cooperative agreements with supervisors of soil and water conservation district.
939.06 Director may enter into contracts or agreements.
939.07 Assessment of corrective actions and penalties.
939.08 Application of manure in the western basin.
939.09 Penalty for unlawful application of manure in the western basin.
939.10 Agricultural pollution abatement fund.


Chapter 940: SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION

940.01 Definitions.
940.02 Ohio soil and water conservation commission; powers and duties.
940.03 County to have district coextensive with its geographic area.
940.04 Soil and water conservation district supervisors.
940.05 Governing body of district.
940.06 Supervisors of soil and water conservation district; additional powers.
940.07 Defense of tort actions.
940.08 Supervisors to employ assistants and personnel and acquire materials, equipment, supplies and offices.
940.09 Donated sick leave program; procedure.
940.10 Sale of unneeded personal property of district.
940.11 Employee use of district credit cards; misuse.
940.12 Levy of tax within ten-mill limitation.
940.13 Prosecuting attorney is legal adviser.
940.14 Infringement of rights.
940.15 Payments to local soil and water conservation districts.
940.16 Advance of moneys from soil and water conservation fund; repayment.
940.17 Sharing costs of improvement by conservation district.
940.18 Joint board of supervisors.
940.19 Petition to supervisors for construction of conservation improvement.
940.20 Notice of hearing on proposed improvement.
940.21 View of site of proposed improvement.
940.22 Preliminary report on proposed improvement; alternate proposals; review by engineer.
940.23 Hearing on petition; objections by affected landowners.
940.24 Subsequent view regarding modifications or alternatives.
940.25 Approval; date for completion of plans; certification to commissioners.
940.26 Surveys; plans and maps; construction specifications; cost estimates.
940.27 Estimate of value of property taken; schedule of damages.
940.28 Estimate of construction costs and other expenses.
940.29 Approval or disapproval of construction of improvement.
940.30 Commissioners to prepare schedule of estimated assessments.
940.31 Joint board of county commissioners; powers.
940.32 County auditor and county treasurer of one county to be fiscal agents of all counties.
940.33 Procedure for assessments.
940.34 Resolution declaring necessity for tax levy.
940.35 Joint board to maintain works of improvement.

 

OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION RULES

CHAPTER 901:13-1 ABATEMENT

901:13-1-01 General provisions.
901:13-1-02 Overflow and discharge from animal manure collection, storage or treatment facilities.
901:13-1-03 Seepage from animal manure management facilities.
901:13-1-04 Manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and manure management facilities.
901:13-1-05 Other waste waters.
901:13-1-06 Flooding of animal feeding operations.
901:13-1-07 Sheet and rill erosion.
901:13-1-08 Gully erosion.
901:13-1-09 Wind erosion.
901:13-1-10 Exemption form.
901:13-1-11 Land application of animal manure.
901:13-1-12 Placing and sloughing.
901:13-1-13 Composting of animal mortality.
901:13-1-14 Agricultural pollution abatement cost sharing.
901:13-1-15 Administrative procedures.
901:13-1-16 Operating procedures.
901:13-1-17 Director's orders.
901:13-1-18 Grants.
901:13-1-19 Nutrient management planning requirements for watersheds in distress.
901:13-1-20 Designating watersheds in distress.
901:13-1-99 Civil penalties.

CHAPTER 901:13-2 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION

901:13-2-01 Notice of public rules hearing.
901:13-2-02 Notice of public meetings (sunshine rule).
901:13-2-03 Minutes.

CHAPTER 901:13-3 ELECTION OF DISTRICT SUPERVISORS

901:13-3-01 Nominations (successor elections).
901:13-3-02 Candidate, voter, and ballot eligibility (successor elections).
901:13-3-03 Notice of elections (successor elections).
901:13-3-04 Election conduct (successor elections).
901:13-3-05 Election challenge (successor elections).