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

Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants Support Ohio Businesses and Communities

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA is responsible for implementing statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development, scrap tire and litter prevention programs. Through DEFA, Ohio EPA administers a competitive grant program to support these efforts and in 2015, we awarded close to $4 million dollars to support 82 recycling and litter prevention activities throughout the state.

Updated Fact Sheets

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • Publication Updates
  • We recently updated several of our fact sheets. Check them out to get information that can help you reduce waste and save money!

Small Business Can Get On-Site Help to Understand Regulatory Requirements

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • Free and confidential on-site compliance assessments are one of the services DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) offers to small business owners (100 employees or less).

Going for Gold

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • In May, 2015 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center in Cleveland with the gold-level award in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) program.

Exciting Changes in Store for Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Program

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • Since initiated in 2011, Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program has recognized more than 30 Ohio businesses and organizations making a commitment to environmental excellence. Small to large businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, governments and others who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve their operations have been acknowledged through the program

State Revolving Loan Funds: an Affordable Solution for Ohio Communities Needing Infrastructure Improvements

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • Started in the late 1980s and late 1990s under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Acts, the WPCLF and WSRLA programs offer below-market interest rate loans for planning, design and construction. The loans carry a range of interest rates, depending on financial need. Both loan programs recently began offering special assistance for projects targeted at nutrient reduction and treatment.

The New DEFA — Enhancing Ohio EPA's Service to Businesses and Communities

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • In May 2015, Ohio EPA merged its Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and its Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to create a “one-stop shop” for customers seeking our technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance.

We're going paperless!

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • We’ve been contemplating this step for a long time, as we think about ways to make our own operations more sustainable.

Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards

  • On  July 13, 2015 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

WPCLF Nomination Training Webinar — July 23, 2015

  • On  July 13, 2015 in |
  • Funding, Training Updates
  • Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Webinar- Navigating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Nomination Process