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Ohio Hospitals Case Study — Achievement Level

In 2001, Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) partnered to eliminate mercury from Ohio hospitals. Since then, OCAPP has continued to participate on the OHA Environmental Leadership Council, providing updates on regulations and assisting with OHA’s Pollution Prevention University. OCAPP also helps evaluate potential recipients of OHA’s Melvin Creeley Award which recognizes hospitals for promoting sound practices through environmental stewardship.

Promoting Recycling at Venues and Events

Managing waste materials at events is challenging because of the large amounts generated in a short period of time. Also, these events are often away from the home office or the operating base of the organizers. Still, with proper planning and resources, most events can set and reach zero waste goals. The Zero Waste International Alliance defines zero waste as a goal to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for future use.

Ohio EPA’s Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM)

In April 2017, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a significant step to shift Ohio from a “take, use and dispose” model to one emphasizing recycling, remanufacturing, reuse and maintenance. OMM’s free online materials and waste exchange encourages a dialog between members and provides a forum where they can connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-products.

National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs

The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require every state to have a program to assist small businesses with air permits. Many of these compliance assistance programs are linked by a national network of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP).

Keep up with Environmental Responsibilities During Employee Turnover

Whether planned or unexpected, employee turnover often results in a period of transition where responsibilities, priorities and other aspects important to your business operations can be lost. For a small business owner, this may result in potential lapses with your environmental compliance responsibilities. The good news is, Ohio EPA’s non-regulatory support staff in the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) can help you.

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