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DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2019

Publications Updates

Training Updates

The Buckeye State is Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA, solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are tackling the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state.

National Green Chemistry and E3 Award Winner – Washing Systems, LLC (WSI)

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Washing Systems, LLC in Loveland has received the Green Chemistry Challenge: 2019 Greener Reaction Conditions Award from U.S. EPA. WSI is recognized for developing TRUpathTM, an alternative to traditional commercial laundering technologies that use harsh and harmful chemicals.

The Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) Platform Migration is Complete

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • General
  • If you are currently an OMM member and have not logged in since the new platform was launched, you will need to request a new password by clicking on the “forgot username or password.” Enter your account email address and select “Request new password.” You will be emailed a link to enter the new platform password reset page.

How to Activate and Enter a Report in Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Do you have to submit data through Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system? Do you ever get stuck and wish you could get immediate assistance?

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Now Requires Electronic Submittal

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Did you know that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) individual application paper forms are no longer accepted through the mail? As of July 1, 2019, these forms must be submitted electronically through Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center and Surface Water Tracking, Reporting, and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) service.

Ohio EPA Awards More Than $4 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement general recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

New Readiness-to-Proceed Requirements in the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • As part of DEFA’s ongoing efforts to make the most of the limited principal forgiveness funding available every year through our SRF programs, additional focus will be placed on projects that are ready to proceed.