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Senate Bill 1 Takes Effect for Residents of Western Lake Erie Basin

Best Management Practices Important During the Winter Season

In April, Gov. Kasich signed Senate Bill 1, a law that restricts the application of fertilizer and manure in poor weather conditions. The best management practices described in the law are designed to help reduce nutrient runoff into Lake Erie. As the weather gets colder and more adverse, residents of the Western Lake Erie Basin are reminded to be aware of the law’s restrictions and what it means for fertilizer management.

Here is a brief recap of Senate Bill 1:

The bill bans the application of fertilizer and manure:

Exemptions to fertilizer application restrictions:

Enforcement of provisions:

Additional Bill Details:


The full bill can be accessed here: Senate Bill 1

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