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Ohio EPA Awards More Than $4 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement general recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

New Readiness-to-Proceed Requirements in the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • As part of DEFA’s ongoing efforts to make the most of the limited principal forgiveness funding available every year through our SRF programs, additional focus will be placed on projects that are ready to proceed.

Highlights of the 2020 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP)

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • The Program Year (PY) 2020 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) became effective on July 1, 2019.

Flushing of Hazardous Pharmaceuticals is Prohibited by U.S. EPA

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA’s final rule for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals prohibits healthcare facilities and reverse distributors, as defined by U.S. EPA, from flushing, pouring, or draining hazardous pharmaceutical wastes down a toilet, sink, tub, or other drains as a disposal option.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  September 10, 2019 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.

DEFA Spring Resource Newsletter 2019

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Applications

Publications Updates

Training Updates

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner – YSI, Inc.

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA recognized YSI, Inc., in Yellow Springs in September 2018 with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, conservation and efficiency programs, and water quality education efforts. YSI manufactures sampling and monitoring instruments for environmental and in-process monitoring, including equipment widely used to track water quality conditions and trends.