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Storm water is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health.
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In April 2015, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) merged to provide a one-stop shop offering the following services for customers seeking technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance and address infrastructure needs.
WRRSP nominations for funding in Program Year 2021 or 2022 will be accepted Aug. 1-28, 2020.
Stay at home orders and social distancing have not stopped Ohio EPA from recognizing environmental achievement. On May 5, DEFA held its first virtual recognition event for the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Program for Magnificat High School, which received the highest level of recognition, the Leaf level award.
Although our methods are changing, Ohio EPA is committed to assisting businesses, communities, and environmental professionals with their environmental compliance needs.
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Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio plan is a comprehensive and data-driven approach to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater and water infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination.
DEFA Spring Resource Newsletter 2020
What Is the 2020 Census? The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census were delivered between March 12-20. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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