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DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2020

Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

Earth Day is 50!

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • On April 22, 2020 Earth Day turned 50. "What began as a movement 50 years ago by 22 million Americans has grown into a global day of action for our planet," said U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "I could not be more proud of 50 years of work U.S. EPA staff have done, and continue to do, to make our nation a leader in clean air, clean water, and clean land progress.”

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

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • DEFA is launching a new series of webinars focused on environmental issues that have an impact at the local level.

SAVE THE DATES! Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference is Going Virtual – Sept. 21 through Oct. 8

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Training Updates
  • There’s no need to travel – sit back, relax and enjoy a front row seat while we bring the experts to you during the 2020 Compliance Assistance Conference.

For Industrial Storm Water Permitting – No Exposure Certification Can Save Your Business Money

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Storm water is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health.

Publication Updates

Five Years of Increasing Electronic Outreach for DEFA

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • In April 2015, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) merged to provide a one-stop shop offering the following services for customers seeking technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance and address infrastructure needs.

Deadlines

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • Deadlines
  • WRRSP nominations for funding in Program Year 2021 or 2022 will be accepted Aug. 1-28, 2020.

Ohio EPA Virtually Recognizes Magnificat High School

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Stay at home orders and social distancing have not stopped Ohio EPA from recognizing environmental achievement. On May 5, DEFA held its first virtual recognition event for the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Program for Magnificat High School, which received the highest level of recognition, the Leaf level award.