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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Who regulates what? Who do I call?

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • With so many state departments and agencies, it can be difficult to determine exactly who handles a particular issue. Ohio EPA often receives comments or questions about environmental issues that we can’t address because the laws give that authority to other departments.

Storm Water Technical Assistance Program

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The Storm Water Technical Assistance Program in Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) assists communities, developers, contractors, and consulting engineers with controlling the adverse impacts associated with new and existing development, including increased runoff, polluted storm water, stream erosion, and loss of floodplain services.

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.

New Federal Rule Related to the Use of Perchloroethylene in Co-Located Residential Buildings

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amended the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities.

Register Now for Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations, Training Updates
  • On March 31 – April 1, 2020, Ohio EPA will host our 11th Compliance Assistance Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Through our conference, you will gain valuable information and contacts to help you with your environmental compliance responsibilities.

Not All Air Emission Sources Require Air Permits

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants?

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.

Flushing of Hazardous Pharmaceuticals is Prohibited by U.S. EPA

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA’s final rule for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals prohibits healthcare facilities and reverse distributors, as defined by U.S. EPA, from flushing, pouring, or draining hazardous pharmaceutical wastes down a toilet, sink, tub, or other drains as a disposal option.

Assistance and Resources Available for Ohio’s Marinas

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Ohio EPA and several other agencies. They encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to help keep Ohio’s coastal and inland waterway resources clean.