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

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.

Register Now for Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations, Training Updates
  • On March 31 – April 1, 2020, Ohio EPA will host our 11th Compliance Assistance Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Through our conference, you will gain valuable information and contacts to help you with your environmental compliance responsibilities.

Not All Air Emission Sources Require Air Permits

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants?

How to Activate and Enter a Report in Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Do you have to submit data through Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system? Do you ever get stuck and wish you could get immediate assistance?