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DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2019

Training Updates

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Applications

Publications Updates

Ohio EPA's Conditional Exemption for Hazardous Waste Contaminated Wipes and Apparel

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA recently introduced a new conditional exemption for hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are laundered and returned for reuse.

Public Water Systems Asset Management

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • In Ohio, around 4,800 public water systems (PWS) serve approximately 11 million people daily. PWS are regulated by Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) and are required to monitor their water regularly for contaminants. When a system doesn't meet a standard, consumers are notified.

Record Year for Drinking Water Assistance

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • 2018 was a record year for financial assistance from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA). The $233 million awarded during the calendar year is the largest annual amount in the program to date.

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Strengthens the Nation’s State Revolving Funds

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • On Oct. 23, 2018, the President signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, containing provisions strengthening both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

The Ohio Materials Marketplace: Get Free Goods to Build Your Business!

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • General
  • The Ohio Materials Marketplace is a free online platform helping businesses and organizations find reuse and recycling solutions for disposing or acquiring waste and by-product materials. Many of the materials available are free. Join the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) to see what's available.

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner American Municipal Power, Inc.

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA recognized American Municipal Power, Inc., (AMP) in Columbus in October with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, diverse array of renewable and advanced power assets and robust energy efficiency program.