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DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2021

Learn The Lingo

  • On  June 25, 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.

Publication Updates

Training Updates


  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Ohio Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund applications and Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program nomination period.

Do you need assistance with utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Funding
  • Many Ohioans have struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Ohio has developed a program to provide $465 million in federal funding to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own homes pay their rent and utility bills. House Bill 167 builds on the Home Relief Grant program that the DeWine Administration created last fall with a $111 million allocation in federal coronavirus relief funding.

Meet the DEFA Staff

Are you trying to purchase greener products?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • General
  • If you answered yes, you might find U.S. EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services website helpful.

Construction Stormwater Resources

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • To limit the negative impacts of construction projects on Ohio's waters, Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) administers a permitting program designed to document construction activity in the state and require practices that keep pollutants out of the streams.

Open Burning, Odors, Dust, and Asbestos in Demolition in Your Community

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The most frequently reported complaints to Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) are for open burning, odor, and dust. Ohio EPA also receives numerous questions about the regulation and management of asbestos during demolition.