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


Encouraging Environmental Excellence Achievement Level Recognition

Ohio EPA recognizes three organizations with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Achievement Level .

U.S EPA’s Green Infrastructure Wizard

GIWiz offers access to Green Infrastructure tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions.

Ohio EPA Recognizes 2015 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award Winners

On September 18, against the backdrop of beautiful Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 10 Ohio organizations with the agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards. 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. “These organizations are leaders in environmental stewardship. Their activities are conserving energy and water, and keeping reusable materials out of landfills, thereby, improving Ohio’s water and air quality. At the same time, these activities are reducing long term operating costs, proving that good environmental policy is good economic policy,” Director Butler said.

Ohio EPA Improves Free Help for Small Businesses

Small businesses in Ohio have access to a new tool from Ohio EPA that can help identify whether environmental permits, licenses or registrations are needed. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard is now available to 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.

25th Anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act

Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week

Ohio EPA Retools Environmental Excellence Awards

The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence at all levels and is open to a wide variety of participants. The program recognizes those who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve as an environmental steward. Applications for the 2016 Silver and Gold Levels are being accepted through Aug. 28, 2015.

Small Business Can Get On-Site Help to Understand Regulatory Requirements

Free and confidential on-site compliance assessments are one of the services DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) offers to small business owners (100 employees or less).

Going for Gold

In May, 2015 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center in Cleveland with the gold-level award in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) program.

Exciting Changes in Store for Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Program

Since initiated in 2011, Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program has recognized more than 30 Ohio businesses and organizations making a commitment to environmental excellence. Small to large businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, governments and others who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve their operations have been acknowledged through the program

The New DEFA — Enhancing Ohio EPA's Service to Businesses and Communities

In May 2015, Ohio EPA merged its Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and its Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to create a “one-stop shop” for customers seeking our technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance.