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


Material Exchanges – Watch for the New Ohio Materials Marketplace!

Does your business have waste material or product that can be re-used by another business?

Green Chemistry and Safer Choices

Green chemistry involves the design of chemical products and processes that help reduce or eliminate hazardous substances. Industry, government and academia all play roles developing, implementing and promoting green chemistry and safer products in the marketplace. In October, the University of Toledo hosted a webinar/workshop on this topic with presenters from Spartan Chemical Company, the University of Toledo, U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA.

I Received My Air Permit… Now What?

You have identified equipment and processes at your facility that are sources of air pollution, and submitted applications for these sources to Ohio EPA or your local air agency. Now that you have received your air permit, have you met all your regulatory requirements under Ohio EPA’s air program? Not exactly.

Tips On Getting a Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Loan

Getting a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program (WPCLF) or from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) can go faster by understanding the who, what, when and how of the loan application process.

The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) – Protects Turkey Creek Estuary

The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) was created to help counter the loss of ecological function and biological diversity of Ohio’s water resources. Through the program, Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) borrowers/sponsors can choose to divert a portion of their loan’s estimated interest payment and instead use the money to implement one or more qualifying WRRSP projects.

Ohio EPA Helps Columbus Expand Glass Recycling Program

The glass recycling program in Columbus’ Short North area is expanding, thanks to a grant from Ohio EPA. The City of Columbus, the North Market, Rumpke of Ohio, Ohio EPA, and several Short North restaurant/bar owners are expanding a pilot program.

GOJO Industries, Inc.- Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner - Case Study

GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. They are one of a handful of Ohio companies that received recognition at the Achievement (in 2012), and Silver and Gold (in 2015) levels of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

The New Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level Award

Ohio EPA Director Butler announced a new Platinum Level for the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards on August 31st at Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus. This top level recognizes organizations that go above and beyond, including demonstrating how their environmental stewardship efforts improve the social wellbeing of the local community, region and/or a larger geographic area, and how these efforts result in long term societal benefits.

Ohio EPA Recognizes 2016 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Winners

Ohio EPA Director Butler presented nine Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards on August 31 at Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus. Ohio’s E3 program recognizes businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies for going above and beyond compliance with requirements while demonstrating environmental excellence.