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

Meet the DEFA Staff

Are you trying to purchase greener products?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • General
  • If you answered yes, you might find U.S. EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services website helpful.

Construction Stormwater Resources

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • To limit the negative impacts of construction projects on Ohio's waters, Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) administers a permitting program designed to document construction activity in the state and require practices that keep pollutants out of the streams.

Open Burning, Odors, Dust, and Asbestos in Demolition in Your Community

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The most frequently reported complaints to Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) are for open burning, odor, and dust. Ohio EPA also receives numerous questions about the regulation and management of asbestos during demolition.

How can I find a recycler in Ohio?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Today, Ohio residents and businesses have lots of options to return unwanted or extra materials back into use through re-use and recycling. This conserves natural resources and energy and supports recycling jobs throughout the state.

Save the Date! Sustainability Conference 2021

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA’s Virtual Sustainability Conference

Ohio EPA’s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) - Wetland and Stream Preservation and Restoration

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Funding
  • The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) uses interest monies from Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan sponsor projects to fund preservation and restoration of aquatic habitat. Since 2000, more than $222 million has been awarded for 170 projects to protect and preserve some of Ohio’s highest water quality resources.

DEFA Spring Resource Newsletter 2021

Learn the Lingo

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Learn the Lingo
  • 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.

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