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


Free Pollution Prevention (P2) On-Site Assistance Saves Money and Reduces Waste

Businesses and other organizations interested in waste reduction and sustainable practices can get free, confidential on-site assessments to help identify these opportunities from the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP).

Ohio EPA’s Web Resources for Pollution Prevention (P2)

P2 means avoiding pollution at the source rather than trying to control it afterward.

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.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence Achievement Level Recognition

Ohio EPA recognizes three organizations with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Achievement Level .

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Updated Fact Sheets

We recently updated several of our fact sheets. Check them out to get information that can help you reduce waste and save money!

Small Business Can Get On-Site Help to Understand Regulatory Requirements

Free and confidential on-site compliance assessments are one of the services DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) offers to small business owners (100 employees or less).

We're going paperless!

We’ve been contemplating this step for a long time, as we think about ways to make our own operations more sustainable.