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


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.

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.