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Ohio EPA Recognizes 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Winners

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 12 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 in Columbus.

Join the Marketplace

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • General
  • Since Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in April 2017, it has helped divert more than 3.5 million pounds of material from Ohio’s landfills, saving more than $200,000 through virgin material substitution costs and avoided associated landfill costs.

The PEW Charitable Trusts Highlights OCAPP’s Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the PEW Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization. The organization recognized Ohio EPA for its free and confidential services and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  December 6, 2018 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.

Ohio’s Vehicle Anti-Tampering Law

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Although Ohio’s vehicle anti-tampering law has been in effect for more than 25 years, vehicle owners, autobody shops, dealerships and auction houses are still being affected by tampered vehicles.

Ohio’s State Revolving Funds (SRFs) Continue to Promote Regional Solutions

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In Ohio, the State Revolving Funds programs have been providing incentives, either through zero percent interest rate loans, or through principal forgiveness funds, for projects that involve regionalization of drinking water or wastewater facilities.

What does readiness to proceed mean?

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • So far this year, Ohio EPA has processed more than 200 loan agreements. With continued, growing demand for SRF program funding, Ohio EPA is focusing more attention on those projects most likely to successfully make it to loan award during the year, or those projects that are ready to proceed.

American Iron and Steel Requirements Update

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • The American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision requires all Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients to use iron and steel products produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for constructing, altering, maintaining or repairing public water systems or treatment works. In Ohio, Water Pollution Control Loan Fund and Water Supply Revolving Loan Account loan recipients are subject to AIS requirements.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  October 26, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • 2019 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards and Ohio EPA Recycling & Litter Prevention Grants

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