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Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program - Recognizing Organizations Committed to Environmental Excellence

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program recognizes an organization’s exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Any business, industry, trade association, professional organization, or local government of Ohio can be recognized for their commitment to environmental excellence. All applications are now accepted on a continual basis throughout the year.

Preparing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The Industrial Stormwater General Permit covers new and existing point source discharges of stormwater associated with industrial activity to surface waters of the State. The permit requires developing and implementing a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). The purpose of implementing an SWPPP is to minimize or eliminate the potential for contamination of stormwater by industrial activities.

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Community Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) Can Get Free On-Site Help to Maintain Compliance and Save Money

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio communities with wastewater treatment plants that have design capacities ranging from 1,000 gallons per day up to five million gallons a day (MGD) can access free on-site assistance to help address problems at their wastewater treatment plants. DEFA’s publicly owned treatment works (POTW) Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) experts work alongside local wastewater treatment staff to help identify factors impacting the plant’s ability to operate in compliance with its discharge permits.

Drinking Water and Wastewater Regionalization - Opportunities and Challenges

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio is facing aging environmental infrastructure, rising construction costs, increased focus on asset management, strained local budgets for operations and maintenance, and increasing water and wastewater user charges for residential customers.

DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2021

Learn The Lingo

  • On  December 30, 2020 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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