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Congress passed the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act in 1990. It was designed – in large part - to help U.S. businesses transform the way they think about manufacturing products and processes, and how to reduce costs by minimizing waste.
Since March 2020, connecting electronically and virtually has become the new normal. Since March, we are seeing more customers logging onto live webinars and watching recordings (more than 5,200 in 2020), using our chat feature to ask questions, and subscribing to electronic updates.
Meet the Staff – April Stevens and Dan Halterman
Practice Greenhealth recently announced the 2020 recipients of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards, the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. They recognized health care organizations across 10 areas of sustainability through their annual environmental excellence awards.
Ohio EPA has been promoting P2 and sustainability through recognition and info sharing since 1986, originally as a Governor’s award for material waste management and then for pollution prevention.
Each year the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program/Small Business Ombudsman (SBEAP/SBO) National Steering Committee (NSC) recognizes outstanding environmental leadership among small businesses and small business assistance providers. Because of COVID, 2020 awards were mailed to awardees and photos of awardees with new releases continue being added to their website.
In March, shortly before our live compliance assistance conference in Columbus (sold out with 500 participants) was to begin, COVID-19 forced us to cancel. When we realized a new normal was here and we could not offer the conference live, our staff worked to come up with an alternative option to reach our customers virtually.///
Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry
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.”
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687 ~ Contact Us
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807 ~ Contact Us
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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