Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright
As previously noted, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials 2013 annual meeting focused on groundwater protection. Lindsey C. Taliaferro, Scott Sutliff, and Stephen C. Churchill undertook a presentation titled: Ohio C&DD Facilities Hydrogeologic Evaluation. The authors are employees of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The presentation focused on Ohio agency's study of C&DD Facilities from a hydrogeologic perspective. The presentation included a review of the state's 1996 study and 2005 revisions to the Ohio C&DD law. The 2005 revisions had revised groundwater monitoring requirements for these facilities. They also added siting criteria.
The presentation discussed a 2008 leachate study and a 2011 revision of a 2008 hydrogeologic evaluation of C&DD facilities.
The presentation also discussed the state's evaluation of all licensed and closed Ohio C&DD facilities from the standpoint of:
- Determination of hydrogeologic condition
- Impact on groundwater quality in Ohio
The remainder of the presentation provides the results of the studies and a conclusion:
- Setting an engineering important and predicting impacts of C&DD facilities of groundwater quality
- C&DD facilities probably impacting groundwater quality in Ohio
It also discussed the actions of the Ohio agencies have taken since 2011.
A copy of the presentation can be downloaded below.