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

Tools to Search U.S. EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)

  • On  October 21, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • What is the TRI? The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities.

Construction Stormwater Resources

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • To limit the negative impacts of construction projects on Ohio's waters, Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) administers a permitting program designed to document construction activity in the state and require practices that keep pollutants out of the streams.

Open Burning, Odors, Dust, and Asbestos in Demolition in Your Community

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The most frequently reported complaints to Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) are for open burning, odor, and dust. Ohio EPA also receives numerous questions about the regulation and management of asbestos during demolition.

What is universal waste? How do I manage it properly?

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Universal wastes are specific hazardous waste streams that a generator can choose to manage in an alternative manner in place of the more complex hazardous waste requirements.

Preparing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The Industrial Stormwater General Permit covers new and existing point source discharges of stormwater associated with industrial activity to surface waters of the State. The permit requires developing and implementing a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). The purpose of implementing an SWPPP is to minimize or eliminate the potential for contamination of stormwater by industrial activities.

Community Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) Can Get Free On-Site Help to Maintain Compliance and Save Money

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio communities with wastewater treatment plants that have design capacities ranging from 1,000 gallons per day up to five million gallons a day (MGD) can access free on-site assistance to help address problems at their wastewater treatment plants. DEFA’s publicly owned treatment works (POTW) Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) experts work alongside local wastewater treatment staff to help identify factors impacting the plant’s ability to operate in compliance with its discharge permits.

Who regulates what? Who do I call?

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • 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.

Storm Water Technical Assistance Program

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The Storm Water Technical Assistance Program in Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) assists communities, developers, contractors, and consulting engineers with controlling the adverse impacts associated with new and existing development, including increased runoff, polluted storm water, stream erosion, and loss of floodplain services.

For Industrial Storm Water Permitting – No Exposure Certification Can Save Your Business Money

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Storm water is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health.

New Federal Rule Related to the Use of Perchloroethylene in Co-Located Residential Buildings

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amended the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities.