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On March 10, 2003, the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA Phase II Stormwater Rules went into effect. These rules require designated communities to develop and implement a stormwater management plan.
This program is composed of six minimum control measures:
The CCBHStormwater Program was created to assist communities in Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio in reaching their stormwater management plan goals. CCBH has been a leader in the State of Ohio in developing a regional watershed-based IDDE program.
CCBH developed the “Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program Manual – A Guidance Manual for the State of Ohio”. This manual was designed to assist communities in developing an IDDE Program for finding and eliminating known sources of pollution.
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE):
Public Involvement and Public Education Outreach:
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations:
CCBH provides training for municipal personnel on the requirements their communities must meet. Several of the related educational materials are provided below:
Fact Sheets on Stormwater:
The following model ordinances were developed by the Northeast Ohio Stormwater Task Force:
The following model ordinance was developed by the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and the Lake County Health Department: