This is the legal notice of the adoption of household sewage treatment system (HSTS) rules changes by the Geauga County Board of Health, which includes adoption of the Ohio HSTS rules and sanitary code, several sections of local Geauga County rules, and new HSTS fees. The new Ohio and Geauga County HSTS rules are effective January 2015. The entire Ohio HSTS and sanitary code rules can be reviewed online here.
Fracking's Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
The EPA released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of fracking activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment shows that while fracking has not yet led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities. EPA also released nine peer-reviewed scientific reports that contributed to the findings outlined in the draft assessment.