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


Free Pollution Prevention (P2) On-Site Assistance Saves Money and Reduces Waste

Businesses and other organizations interested in waste reduction and sustainable practices can get free, confidential on-site assessments to help identify these opportunities from the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP).

Ohio EPA’s Web Resources for Pollution Prevention (P2)

P2 means avoiding pollution at the source rather than trying to control it afterward.

What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Inspection

If you have not been through an Ohio EPA inspection, this article will give you a general idea of the inspection process and what to expect if an inspector does show up at your door.

Properly Managing Fluorescent Bulbs

Does your business or institution use lamps? If so, it’s important that you are aware of Ohio EPA’s requirements related to disposal of lamps. Businesses, schools, retail stores, restaurants, offices and other non-household operations that generate waste lamps are subject to Ohio EPA’s rules. If you are throwing your lamps in the dumpster, you may be illegally disposing of hazardous waste.

Asbestos Notification Requirements for Demolition and Renovation Contractors

Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, so it is important for demolition and renovation contractors to be aware of and in compliance with Ohio EPA’s asbestos requirements.

U. S. EPA is 45!

U. S. EPA is 45! - Want to know more about why and how U. S. EPA was created? On December 2, 1970 U.S. EPA was established as the agency for protecting health and the environment in the U.S.

Ohio EPA Search Engine Makes Finding Agency Activities Easier

Do you want to follow Ohio EPA actions in your area? Is there a public meeting or comment period about a local project? Did Ohio EPA issue a permit for a local business expansion? Finding this information on Ohio EPA’s website is now easier with a new public notice database and webpage launched this spring by the Agency. In addition to making the process simpler for the public to find documentation of Ohio EPA actions, the new site also streamlines the Agency’s internal public notice processing to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

25 Years of Pollution Prevention (P2) at Ohio EPA- A Retrospective

What is Pollution Prevention or P2? It is reducing or eliminating pollution at the source (source reduction) instead of at the end-of-the-pipe or stack. During the mid-1980s, government and business leaders were looking for ways to continue the environmental improvements achieved during previous decades. P2 offered a way to continue environmental improvements without adding more complexity and cost to environmental requirements.

Who Regulates What? Who Do I Call?

With so many state departments and agencies, it can be difficult to determine exactly who handles a particular issue. Ohio EPA often receives comments or questions about environmental issues that we can’t address because the laws give that authority to other departments. For example, people often call Ohio EPA about radon or lead paint in their home even though the Ohio Department of Health is the designated agency for regulating those issues.

Office of Outreach and Customer Support (OCS) is Your Connection to Environmental Assistance Specialists and Resources

The newly formed OCS connects customers in need of environmental assistance to the people and resources that can make that happen. OCS is the “front door” to the Agency’s services and staff travel across the state to provide Ohio communities and businesses the information they need to connect them with resources they can use.