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DEFA Spring Resource Newsletter 2020

Census 2020

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • 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.

Publication Updates

Ohio EPA Advises Against Flushing Wipes

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • As some Ohioans search for alternatives to toilet paper, Ohio EPA is advising people not to flush any product other than toilet paper to avoid clogging sewers and septic systems.

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

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • Local officials wear a lot of hats and may not be familiar with the many environmental issues that affect their communities. The Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance is launching a new series of webinars focused on those environmental issues that have an impact at the local level.

Deadlines

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner The Cleveland Clinic

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Case Studies
  • On December 17, 2019, Laurie Stevenson, Director of Ohio EPA presented the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  May 12, 2020 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.

Highlights of Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) 2019 Annual Report

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • 019 marked another successful year of enhanced services to Ohio’s businesses and communities through Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA).

Priority Placed on Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Lead is a common, natural, toxic, and often useful metal that was used for years in products around the home and in the construction industry.