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Ohio EPA Issues Industrial Storm Water General Permit

Ohio EPA’s NPDES Industrial Water Storm Water General Permit was issued on May 8, 2017 and becomes effective on June 1, 2017. This general permit will afford coverage to a majority of facilities throughout Ohio that need NPDES permit coverage to discharge storm water.

For Industrial Storm Water Permitting - No Exposure Certification Can Save Your Business Money

Storm water is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health. Proper storm water management minimizes these threats. Many businesses are subject to Ohio EPA’s storm water permitting program based on their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, including manufacturing, transportation, recycling businesses, wineries, compost/mulch sites, concrete producers, scrapyards and woodworking/lumber operations.

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Rules – Chapter 3745-150 – Interested Party Review – 5-Year Review

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance – Office of Financial Assistance is seeking input from you on these draft rules by May 5, 2017 – 30 days after director’s approval and distribution.

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Ohio EPA Improves Free Online Help for Small Businesses with Permit Wizard

Small businesses in Ohio can now access an updated online tool to help identify if they need environmental permits, licenses or registrations. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard can help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Reports Due October 15, 2015

It’s time to submit your annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) reports.

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