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

The Ohio Materials Marketplace: New Electronic Platform is Here!

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • General
  • The Ohio Materials Marketplace has migrated to a new dynamic platform. The new marketplace features an improved communication tool and is mobile-friendly to ease the creation of new material posts and speed material searches.

Ohio EPA Hosts Second Sustainability Conference

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • General
  • On April 17, 2019, Ohio EPA held its second Sustainability Conference in Columbus. Two hundred business and community representatives attended. The event provided opportunities to learn ways to become a part of the sustainability movement.

Assistance and Resources Available for Ohio’s Marinas

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Ohio EPA and several other agencies. They encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to help keep Ohio’s coastal and inland waterway resources clean.

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.

Recycling and Litter Prevention Community Grant Success Story: Akron Zoo

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Since 2011, the Akron Zoo has diverted more than 3.6 million pounds of organic waste from landfills. Previously, the zoo had been using an outside vendor who would collect their organic waste and take it to a composting facility. After experiencing changes with their initial organic hauler and increasing limitations on acceptable organic material, Akron Zoo decided to look for alternative solutions for their organic waste to help them reach their long-term goal of being a zero-waste organization.

WRRSP Nomination Period is Rapidly Approaching

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • The nomination period for the Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) is changing this year to Aug. 1 – 31, 2019. This change allows more time for the pre-nomination site visits now required to nominate a project. Another potential change for the WRRSP program in 2020 will involve increased focus on projects that are located in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.

Record Number of Nominations Received for WSRLA Program Year 2020

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • This year, Ohio EPA received a record number of nominations for the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) – more than 180 projects and more than $400 million for upcoming program year (PY) 2020. This reflects the growing popularity of the WSRLA and the continued, widespread need for drinking water infrastructure improvements. During calendar year 2018, the WSRLA loaned out an all-time-high of more than $233 million in funds for drinking water improvement projects.

Introducing the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Program for K-12 Schools

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program on April 22, 2019 at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  June 7, 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.

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