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Publication Updates

SmallBiz@EPA Bulletin June 2016

Stakeholder Input

Public comment periods and stakeholder input opportunities.

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Toxic Release Inventory Reports and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund nomination window.

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.

Not All Air Emission Sources Require Air Permits

Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants? These are called air emission sources and many businesses have them. Common examples include surface coating and painting, material handling activities and operating fuel-burning equipment such as boilers and heaters.

Selecting a Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facility

Did you know that hazardous waste generators are responsible for the hazardous waste they generate from cradle-to-grave? In other words, once you generate the waste, you have the responsibility of ensuring that it is properly managed even after it leaves your facility. There are actions your business can take to reduce the chances your waste is mismanaged.

Business Identification of Hazardous Waste is Essential

If you don’t know whether your business generates a hazardous waste, or if you are not managing hazardous wastes properly, you could be in violation of federal/state laws and rules. All wastes generated from a business must be evaluated to determine if the waste is a hazardous waste. If you have a hazardous waste, Ohio has specific rules on how to handle and dispose of it.