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


Once In, Always In Maximum Changes and Your Title V Air Permit

On Jan. 25, 2018, U.S. EPA issued a guidance memo regarding the applicability of U.S. EPA’s maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards.

More Waste Can Now be Managed as Universal Waste in Ohio

On Dec. 21, 2017, Ohio EPA added paint wastes, antifreeze and aerosol cans to the list of materials that can be managed under less-stringent universal waste (UW) requirements.

Watch For Upcoming Changes in Ohio’s Hazardous Waste Rules

Ohio EPA’s hazardous waste program has developed draft rule language that will exclude contaminated textiles such as gloves, aprons, smocks and uniforms from needing to be managed as hazardous waste if they are laundered and intended for reuse.

Drinking Water Asset Management Requirements

Under Senate Bill (SB) 2, public water systems in Ohio must demonstrate the technical, managerial and financial capability of their system by implementing an asset management program by Oct. 1, 2018.

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.