Department of Natural Resources - Animal Waste and Agricultural Pollution - Sheet and rill erosion.

Published: 2010-12-23

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Each owner, operator, or person responsible for agricultural or silvicultural operations shall prevent pollution caused by sheet and rill erosion. Agricultural and silvicultural operations found by the chief or the chief's designee to have failed to implement best management practices (BMPs) to prevent sheet and rill erosion and have caused pollution to waters of the state shall apply and maintain conservation practices such that the predicted soil loss from sheet and rill erosion under current and planned cropping and management conditions, as predicted in the "Field Office Technical Guide," when combined with the predicted soil loss from wind erosion (if applicable) as determined under rule 1501:15-5-10 of the Administrative Code, is equal to or less than permissible soil loss values (soil loss tolerance "T" factors) related to the specific soil series as specified in the "Field Office Technical Guide."