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

Since 2012, the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) has coordinated webinars on a range of topics, including:

Compliance Assistance

  • Air Permitting Basics
  • Universal Waste Management
  • Used Oil Regulations
  • Oil and Gas Well Inadvertent Returns
  • Hazardous Waste Identification Numbers
  • Hazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status
  • Air Permit-by-Rule Provisions
  • Methods of Managing Hazardous Waste
  • Inspection and Compliance for Industrial Storm Water Permit Holders
  • Stage II Vapor Control Decommissioning
  • Air Pollution Regulations for Asbestos Landfills
  • Ohio EPA’s Permit Wizard Online Guide
Financial Assistance
  • Helping Ohio Small Businesses Finance and Comply with Federal Clean Air Standards
  • Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Opportunities to Establish and Implement Recycling and
  • Litter Prevention Programs
  • Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms: Community Loan Discounts and Grant Money for Equipment
  • Navigating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Nomination Process
Pollution Prevention
  • Pollution Prevention: The Basics
  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence: How to Gain Recognition for Your Organization’s
  • Environmental Stewardship Efforts
  • Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recognition Program: Examples of
  • Environmental Excellence
  • Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention Services
  • Ohio EPA’s Strategy to Improve Services

Attendees have indicated in webinar evaluations that asking questions via chat and receiving answers during the webinar is one of the most valuable aspects of the training. To date, more than 1,100 customers have logged on and attended webinars. You can access recorded webinars in the Agency Training Catalog or on Ohio EPA’s YouTube site. Meanwhile, look for new webinar topics in coming months.

What are attendees saying about our webinars?

Methods of Managing Hazardous Waste - “Thoughtful, well organized session that followed the schedule, remained on time, and gave me ideas to ensure documentation of compliance. The practical examples were appreciated. I also appreciated other potentially applicable rules to consider such as the Subpart AA, BB, CC before treating waste.”

Inspection and Compliance for Industrial Storm Water Permit Holders - “Informative and well presented. The best part about this was the pictures of the good and bad practices. It is so much easier for us to see what is expected.”

Waste Characterization and Generator Status - “Very good review of waste characterization. Great presentation and easy to follow information. I will definitely be using the materials to help train our plant level personnel.”