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Notice is hereby given that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance has filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review as 'no-change' fifteen rules within Chapter 3745-150 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). These rules, OAC 3745-150-01 thru OAC 3745-150-15, govern the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF).
To obtain a copy of the rules, please call or email Becky McKinney at Ohio EPA at (614) 644-3636 or email@example.com. The 'no-change' rules are also available on the Ohio EPA webpage at: http://epa.ohio.gov/defa/ofa.aspx#1696510141-rules.
Read details about the new merger in this letter from Director Butler.
Enhancing Service to Businesses and Communities
Learn more about the merger of Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and our Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA).
By the end of 2016, the WPCLF program had financed more than $7.7 billion for completion of more than 1,900 projects, making it the state’s largest source of funding for wastewater infrastructure. read more...
By the end of 2016, the program had financed more than $1.25 billion for completion of more than 550 related projects. read more...
It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.
In 2016, the WPCLF program awarded more than $13 million to 57 counties. Each county was eligible to receive
up to $300,000 to distribute to homeowners. Ohio EPA will make an additional $13.1 million available to 51 county health districts in 2017. read more...
The village owns and maintains a combined sewer collection system that flows to the City of Portsmouth’s wastewater treatment plant. Under normal conditions, collected wastewater is treated and discharges to the Ohio River. During periods of wet weather, such as rain events or snow melt, the flow exceeds sewer capacity. Due to the system’s condition and age, frequent CSOs were occurring, with untreated sewage overflowing into streets, rivers and streams, causing environmental damage as well as posing a risk to public health. read more...
Illegal dumping at recycling drop-off sites continues to be a substantial problem for communities, particularly for the more remote sites in rural areas. Not only does the illegal dumping offset available space designated for recyclable materials, but it can also render the existing materials as unrecyclable or unusable.
With an increase in recycling the last several years, the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District has also experienced an increase of contamination, such as: tires, furniture, gas tanks, mattresses, yard waste and other non-acceptable items. read more...
In partnership with Medina County Solid Waste Management District, Ohio EPA awarded a $108,027 market development grant to purchase a baler. The baler will be used to prepare the once-landfilled material for the waste-to-energy market. read more...
A recycling grant from Ohio EPA was used to purchase equipment that allows the company to recycle polypropylene (PP) Super Sacks from various local and regional end users and other recycling facilities. The new equipment will wash, crush, shred and pelletize old Super Sacks into recycled PP pellets that will be used as feedstock for the automotive and packaging industries. read more...
A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to purchase equipment that allows the company to recycle nearly 100 percent of the scrap plastic film generated during production and convert it back into polymer feedstock for future film production. The new equipment can process three to five million pounds of plastic per year and allows Next Generation Films to continue to recycle nearly all of its scrap film. read more...
A litter management grant from Ohio EPA was used to support two separate litter and river cleanup events and educational outreach in 10 different schools impacting 600 students. An estimated six tons of litter was collected by nearly 200 volunteers during the cleanup events. read more...
A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to purchase equipment that allows the company to recycle waste plastic from the blow molding line for reuse in its manufacturing process. The new regrind equipment will shred, grind and reprocess waste plastics into pellets to create blow molding feedstock. read more...
A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to address the recovered plastic capacity issues and assist Quality Blow Molding with its production processes expansion. This included two blow molding machines, plastic granulators, blending systems, a material silo and more air compressor capacity. read more...
To promote more recycling at the State Fair and to help educate attendees about the benefits of recycling, Ohio EPA provided recycling grant funding to purchase 10 “Bigbelly” recycling containers. The containers were put in place for the 2016 State Fair, but will remain permanently on the grounds for future events. The Ohio Expo Commission purchased an additional 10 containers as a match for the project. read more...
Each year, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) in the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) helps thousands of businesses with their environmental compliance needs. OCAPP is a free, confidential resource for Ohio businesses that need help with EPA regulations, conducting more than 200 site visits annually to help with permit applications and other EPA-related records. These success stories are examples of how Ohio EPA’s compliance assistance services help businesses meet EPA requirements, reduce potential liability and save money through more environmentally friendly practices. read more...
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807
Ohio EPA - DEFA
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Ohio EPA - DEFA
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
Report release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals and petroleum products. Be prepared with as much of the following information as possible:
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687 ~ Contact Us
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807 ~ Contact Us
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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