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More Waste Can Now be Managed as Universal Waste in Ohio

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • 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

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • 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

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • 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.

Principal Forgiveness Loans 101

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • A principal forgiveness loan is one in which some (or all) of the principal is forgiven, that is, it does not have to be repaid. It is essentially a grant.

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Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan

  • On  May 18, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • The draft Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) for program year (PY) 2019 is available for review until June 19. Ohio's DWAF program is very robust, and has, in recent years, funded all eligible projects. Ohio EPA plans to maintain that level of fund availability. Two public meetings are scheduled to answer questions and receive comments. Written comments are also accepted. Ohio EPA will review and evaluate all applicable comments and, if appropriate, make adjustments to the PMP.

U.S. EPA Extends Deadline to Apply for WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan

  • On  May 17, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • U.S. EPA recently announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans will be extended to July 31, 2018. The prior deadline was July 6.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  May 11, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Safer Choice Program 2018 Partner of the Year Awards

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