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Changes to Ohio EPA’s Universal Waste Rules

Universal wastes (UW) 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.

Early Planning for Wastewater Issues Can Help New Craft Breweries Get Started on the Right Path

If you plan to start a craft brewery, it’s important to evaluate both water use and wastewater discharge options.

New Registration Requirements for C&DD Processing Facilities

A construction and demolition debris (C&DD) processing facility is an offsite location used to process C&DD. Processing includes: receiving; sorting; handling; separating; moving; transferring; or recycling C&DD materials. Licensed solid waste transfer facilities and licensed solid waste facilities are not considered C&DD processing facilities and are not subject to these requirements.

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.

American Iron and Steel - What is this requirement and how do I comply?

The congressionally mandated American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision applies to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients, and requires them to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public water system or wastewater treatment works. The AIS provision is a permanent requirement for all CWSRF projects. While the requirement is not yet permanent for DWSRF projects, it is in effect through at least Federal Fiscal Year 2017.

Ohio EPA Issues Industrial Storm Water General Permit

Ohio EPA’s NPDES Industrial Water Storm Water General Permit was issued on May 8, 2017 and becomes effective on June 1, 2017. This general permit will afford coverage to a majority of facilities throughout Ohio that need NPDES permit coverage to discharge storm water.

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

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. Proper storm water management minimizes these threats. Many businesses are subject to Ohio EPA’s storm water permitting program based on their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, including manufacturing, transportation, recycling businesses, wineries, compost/mulch sites, concrete producers, scrapyards and woodworking/lumber operations.

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Rules – Chapter 3745-150 – Interested Party Review – 5-Year Review

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance – Office of Financial Assistance is seeking input from you on these draft rules by May 5, 2017 – 30 days after director’s approval and distribution.

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