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DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2018

Publications Updates

DEFA 2019 WPCLF Nominations Update Webinar

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Training Updates
  • On July 18, 2018, DEFA hosted a webinar to discuss the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), including highlights of the past 12 months, plans for the 2019 program, the nomination process and project scoring. A recording of the webinar is on the Agency YouTube channel.

Federal Appropriations Remain Important to Support Infrastructure Improvements Through State Revolving Fund Programs

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • Since the creation of the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) in 1989 and the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) in 1998 Ohio has received a grant from the federal government to be used as seed money for these state revolving funds (SRF).

U.S. EPA Launches the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as e-Manifest, modernizes the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources and money for industry and states.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Award Winner

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA recently recognized Ohio University (OU) in Athens with our highest environmental stewardship award for the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  August 27, 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.

Changes to Ohio’s Construction Storm Water General Permit

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s construction storm water permitting program is designed to keep pollutants out of waters of the state. During a rain event, uncontrolled construction sites can contribute more sediment to streams than is deposited naturally over several years. Sediment and other pollutants from construction sites can also cause physical, chemical and biological harm to surface waters and aquatic habitat.

2018 Ohio Dredged Material Summit – Oct. 15, 2018

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2016, Ohio held the Ohio’s Digging Up Ideas workshop, to help identify alternatives for dredged material and barriers for possible use. That workshop gave the State and others a lot of great ideas that Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, businesses and local stakeholders have vigorously pursued. Now, it’s time for us to report back on our progress and ask for more advice.