Local officials wear a lot of hats and may not be familiar with the many environmental issues that affect their communities. The Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance is launching a new series of webinars focused on those environmental issues that have an impact at the local level. These webinars will occur throughout the year and cover a wide range of topics from how Ohio EPA regulates sources of air pollution, waste management, wastewater and storm water discharges to different ways your community can promote environmental stewardship and improve the environment in your local area.
DEFA will use these webinars to share details about Ohio EPA’s roles, processes, and partners, in addressing environmental issues facing Ohio’s communities. They will also share resources and tools for planning and responding to the environmental concerns that impact all Ohioans at the local level. Planned webinar topics include:
- Environmental regulation of businesses
- Managing contaminated sites
- Septic systems
- Odors and dust
- Nuisance waste sites
The first webinar in this series will occur on May 21 and focus on local approaches to sustainability and how your community can find the tools and resources to become more sustainable. Additional information is available on the In Your Community page.