Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance

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

We can help you:

  • understand and comply with environmental regulations
  • assess your operations to reduce waste and save energy
  • develop and finance recycling and litter prevention programs
  • finance water quality improvement projects

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Read details about the new merger in this letter from Director Butler.

Enhancing Service to Businesses and Communities
Learn more about the merger of Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and our Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA).

  • Connecting Ohio's communities and businesses to technical and financial resources.
  • Administering our State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan programs to help communities construct and maintain wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. Over our 25 year history, Ohio EPA’s SRF programs have facilitated loans totaling more than $7.2 billion for construction and improvements to public wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. The new division will administer both the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) programs.
  • Providing technical assistance to help small community wastewater treatment plants improve operations and efficiency.
  • Helping thousands of small businesses annually comply with environmental regulations through on-site assistance, help completing forms, training events, plain-English publications and other services.
  • Helping entities identify and implement pollution prevention (P2) measures that save them money, increase performance and benefit the environment.
  • Providing funding for recycling, litter cleanup and scrap tire management activities, and identify market development opportunities to support Ohio’s efforts to recycle materials such as glass, plastics, rubber and construction and demolition debris.
  • Recognizing the outstanding efforts of businesses, communities and other entities making a commitment to environmental stewardship through our Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program.
     

Training

  • Go to Ohio EPA's Training Catalog to search and view recorded versions of previous training events, copies of slides and handouts.
  • Click here for archived Municipal Storm Water training resources.
  • If you missed DEFA's Webinar - Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Update for July 2016 Nominations, click here to view recordings or slides.
  • If you missed DEFA's Webinar - Encouraging Environmental Excellence E3 - How to Gain Recognition for Your Organization’s Efforts, click here to view recordings or slides.

Upcoming EVENTS

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Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687

Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807

Loans: Contact Us
Recycling and Litter Prevention: Contact Us
Compliance: Contact Us

Physical address:
Ohio EPA - DEFA
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Mailing address:
Ohio EPA - DEFA
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 

     
Stevenson, Laurie
Chief (614) 644-2798
Sowry, Dan
Assistant Chief, Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention
(614) 728-8575
Rouch, Jerry
Assistant Chief,
Office of Financial Assistance
(614) 644-3660
Alauddin, Alauddin
Assistant Chief,
Office of Outreach and Customer Support
(614) 644-2798