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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.


Learn the Lingo

Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Once In, Always In Maximum Changes and Your Title V Air Permit

On Jan. 25, 2018, U.S. EPA issued a guidance memo regarding the applicability of U.S. EPA’s maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards.

Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Program Aligns with DEFA’s Sustainability Programs

To better align our sustainability, pollution prevention and recycling efforts, our Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Program (R&LP) is transferring to DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP).

More Waste Can Now be Managed as Universal Waste in Ohio

On Dec. 21, 2017, Ohio EPA added paint wastes, antifreeze and aerosol cans to the list of materials that can be managed under less-stringent universal waste (UW) requirements.

Watch For Upcoming Changes in Ohio’s Hazardous Waste Rules

Ohio EPA’s hazardous waste program has developed draft rule language that will exclude contaminated textiles such as gloves, aprons, smocks and uniforms from needing to be managed as hazardous waste if they are laundered and intended for reuse.

Drinking Water Asset Management Requirements

Under Senate Bill (SB) 2, public water systems in Ohio must demonstrate the technical, managerial and financial capability of their system by implementing an asset management program by Oct. 1, 2018.

Principal Forgiveness Loans 101

A principal forgiveness loan is one in which some (or all) of the principal is forgiven, that is, it does not have to be repaid. It is essentially a grant.

Training Opportunities

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Stakeholder Input

Public comment periods and stakeholder input opportunities.

Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan

The draft Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) for program year (PY) 2019 is available for review until June 19. Ohio's DWAF program is very robust, and has, in recent years, funded all eligible projects. Ohio EPA plans to maintain that level of fund availability. Two public meetings are scheduled to answer questions and receive comments. Written comments are also accepted. Ohio EPA will review and evaluate all applicable comments and, if appropriate, make adjustments to the PMP.