Moratorium on New Septic Regulations Extended

Ohio residents poised to spend significant dollars to comply with new septic system regulations can now save their least until this summer. Ohio lawmakers have extended the moratorium on new septic legislation (that was scheduled to end on January 1, 2010) until July 1, 2010. More time is needed to help achieve a balance between economics and public health.

Senator Tim Grendell has been instrumental since the new regulations were proposed in 2007, in working towards achieving that balance. Senator Grendell and Sen. Capri Cafaro introduced Senate Bill 100 last year, to replace the 2007 law with economical, yet still environmentally protective provisions. SB 100 would allow for more repair opportunities vs. system replacement obligations. Areas of the State under consent decrees with Ohio EPA still need to comply with such decrees, irrespective of the proposed Bill.

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