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Free Compliance Assistance Services

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Did you know that Ohio EPA has free and confidential services to help you understand and follow environmental laws and save you money? DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) provides free and confidential assistance to help Ohio businesses and organizations comply with Ohio’s environmental requirements, such as completing permit applications and recordkeeping forms. Our environmental specialists can answer your questions regarding air, waste, water and other environmental issues.

Ohio EPA's Conditional Exemption for Hazardous Waste Contaminated Wipes and Apparel

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA recently introduced a new conditional exemption for hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are laundered and returned for reuse.

The PEW Charitable Trusts Highlights OCAPP’s Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the PEW Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization. The organization recognized Ohio EPA for its free and confidential services and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Ohio’s Vehicle Anti-Tampering Law

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Although Ohio’s vehicle anti-tampering law has been in effect for more than 25 years, vehicle owners, autobody shops, dealerships and auction houses are still being affected by tampered vehicles.

U.S. EPA Launches the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as e-Manifest, modernizes the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources and money for industry and states.

Changes to Ohio’s Construction Storm Water General Permit

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s construction storm water permitting program is designed to keep pollutants out of waters of the state. During a rain event, uncontrolled construction sites can contribute more sediment to streams than is deposited naturally over several years. Sediment and other pollutants from construction sites can also cause physical, chemical and biological harm to surface waters and aquatic habitat.

2018 Ohio Dredged Material Summit – Oct. 15, 2018

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2016, Ohio held the Ohio’s Digging Up Ideas workshop, to help identify alternatives for dredged material and barriers for possible use. That workshop gave the State and others a lot of great ideas that Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, businesses and local stakeholders have vigorously pursued. Now, it’s time for us to report back on our progress and ask for more advice.

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

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