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

Ohio EPA’s Package Plant Initiative

Last fall, Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA), the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) and Division of Surface Water (DSW) launched a Package Plant Initiative to assist small activated sludge process wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) with regulatory compliance. Participants in the program receive activated sludge process control training, basic process control testing supplies and equipment, operator contact hours and optional membership in an operator’s forum. There is no fee for program materials.

Case Study — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner — University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Hospitals can be the largest employers in a community and can positively impact the environment when they pursue stewardship activities. In 2015, University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) became the first hospital in Ohio to join as a Gold Level member of the E3 program. UHCMC participates in the challenges of the Practice Greenhealth Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Less Waste, Safer Chemicals, Leaner Energy, Smarter Purchasing, Healthier Foods and the Engaged Leadership Challenges.

Case Study — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner — Enginetics

Enginetics is a manufacturer in Huber Heights, Ohio that serves the aerospace industry. Their metal forming operations include: manual and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining; lasers; presses; and other related equipment. In 2013, Enginetics received an E3 Bronze award from Ohio EPA and joined the Agency’s E3 Gold Level program in 2016.

Make a Difference with U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Program

U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Program encourages consumers, workplaces and communities to look for cleaning products that will protect public health and the environment.

U. S. EPA’s Safer Choice program

U. S. EPA’s Safer Choice program helps consumers, businesses and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) — Achievement Level: Recognizing organizations completing environmentally beneficial activities

Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program recognizes an organization’s exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Any business, industry, trade association, professional organization or local government of Ohio can be recognized for their commitment to environmental excellence.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) - The Cleveland Indians and Progressive Field Case Study - Demonstrating leadership in waste reduction, energy conservation and recycling

Ohio EPA’s E3 Awards program recognizes businesses, non-profits and government agencies in the Buckeye State for going above and beyond to demonstrate environmental excellence.

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.