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DEFA Launches In Your Community - Local Leaders Webinar Series

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • In May, the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) launched the new webinar series In Your Community, Local Leaders Webinar Series. Local officials wear many hats and may not be familiar with all the environmental issues affecting their communities. This series shares information about Ohio EPA's roles, processes, and partners, in addressing environmental issues facing Ohio's communities.

More Than 7,600 Attend Sessions of Ohio EPA’s Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference 2020!

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • General
  • In March, shortly before our live compliance assistance conference in Columbus (sold out with 500 participants) was to begin, COVID-19 forced us to cancel. When we realized a new normal was here and we could not offer the conference live, our staff worked to come up with an alternative option to reach our customers virtually.///

Recycle Ohio Grant Program Accepting Applications Nov. 2, 2020 Through Feb. 5, 2021

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA's Recycling and Litter Prevention program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities, local governments, academic institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to establish and implement recycling, market development, litter prevention, and scrap tire recycling programs.

H2Ohio Update

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination.

Principal Forgiveness – Lead Services Line (LSL) Replacements, State Revolving Fund (SRF) Transfer

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • On Oct. 4, 2019, the federal Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act (WIFTA) was passed into law. Under WIFTA, Ohio EPA was able to transfer up to five percent of the cumulative capitalization grants from its Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), to its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) to be used as principal forgiveness for projects that address exposure to lead in drinking water.

DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2020

Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

Earth Day is 50!

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • On April 22, 2020 Earth Day turned 50. "What began as a movement 50 years ago by 22 million Americans has grown into a global day of action for our planet," said U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "I could not be more proud of 50 years of work U.S. EPA staff have done, and continue to do, to make our nation a leader in clean air, clean water, and clean land progress.”

In Your Community – A New Webinar Series for Environmental Issues at the Local Level

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • DEFA is launching a new series of webinars focused on environmental issues that have an impact at the local level.

SAVE THE DATES! Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference is Going Virtual – Sept. 21 through Oct. 8

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • There’s no need to travel – sit back, relax and enjoy a front row seat while we bring the experts to you during the 2020 Compliance Assistance Conference.