April 29, 2016, Division of Environmental Financial Assistance (DEFA) — 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Home Sewage Treatment System (HSTS) Funding. The local health districts/counties that have nominated HSTS projects need to have their signed WPCLF HSTS assistance agreements submitted to Ohio EPA no later than May 31, 2016 in order to receive the requested principal forgiveness funding for this program year. Please note that the authorizing resolution and model contract need to be submitted and approved prior to Ohio EPA sending the WPCLF HSTS assistance agreement for signature. As we have requested before, the deadline to submit the authorizing resolution and model contract is April 29, 2016. The April deadline allows DEFA staff to review and approve the model contracts, generate and mail the loan agreements and receive the signed loan agreements by May 31 deadline. Contact Adam Pierce at (614) 644-3673, Adam.Pierce@epa.ohio.gov or Vicki Saunders at (614) 644-3653, Vicki.Saunders@epa.ohio.gov with questions.