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DEFA Spring Resource Newsletter 2021

Learn the Lingo

  • On  April 1, 2021 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.

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Training Updates

Help Ohio Recycle Shrink Wrap

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Each spring, all over Ohio, boats come out of their plastic-wrapped winter hibernation for another season on Lake Erie and other waterways. In the fall, those boats get a new coating of shrink-wrap to weather for the Ohio winter.

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) 2020 Annual Report

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • General
  • 2020 marked another successful year of enhanced services to Ohio’s businesses and communities through Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA). Through our team’s efforts, we surpassed prior years of assistance and service to our customers.

What is universal waste? How do I manage it properly?

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Universal wastes are specific hazardous waste streams that a generator can choose to manage in an alternative manner in place of the more complex hazardous waste requirements.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program - Recognizing Organizations Committed to Environmental Excellence

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program recognizes an organization’s exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Any business, industry, trade association, professional organization, or local government of Ohio can be recognized for their commitment to environmental excellence. All applications are now accepted on a continual basis throughout the year.

Preparing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The Industrial Stormwater General Permit covers new and existing point source discharges of stormwater associated with industrial activity to surface waters of the State. The permit requires developing and implementing a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). The purpose of implementing an SWPPP is to minimize or eliminate the potential for contamination of stormwater by industrial activities.

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