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Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.
Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants? These are called air emission sources and many businesses have them. Common examples include surface coating and painting, material handling activities and operating fuel-burning equipment such as boilers and heaters.
If you have not been through an Ohio EPA inspection, this article will give you a general idea of the inspection process and what to expect if an inspector does show up at your door.
Does your business or institution use lamps? If so, it’s important that you are aware of Ohio EPA’s requirements related to disposal of lamps. Businesses, schools, retail stores, restaurants, offices and other non-household operations that generate waste lamps are subject to Ohio EPA’s rules. If you are throwing your lamps in the dumpster, you may be illegally disposing of hazardous waste.
Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, so it is important for demolition and renovation contractors to be aware of and in compliance with Ohio EPA’s asbestos requirements.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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