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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.

Free Compliance Assistance Services

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Did you know that Ohio EPA has free and confidential services to help you understand and follow environmental laws and save you money? DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) provides free and confidential assistance to help Ohio businesses and organizations comply with Ohio’s environmental requirements, such as completing permit applications and recordkeeping forms. Our environmental specialists can answer your questions regarding air, waste, water and other environmental issues.

Ohio EPA's Conditional Exemption for Hazardous Waste Contaminated Wipes and Apparel

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA recently introduced a new conditional exemption for hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are laundered and returned for reuse.

The PEW Charitable Trusts Highlights OCAPP’s Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the PEW Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization. The organization recognized Ohio EPA for its free and confidential services and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Ohio’s Vehicle Anti-Tampering Law

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Although Ohio’s vehicle anti-tampering law has been in effect for more than 25 years, vehicle owners, autobody shops, dealerships and auction houses are still being affected by tampered vehicles.

U.S. EPA Launches the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as e-Manifest, modernizes the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources and money for industry and states.