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DEFA Newsletters

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

DEFA's quarterly newsletter is distributed to approximately 11,000 contacts made up of local officials interested in DEFA’s financial assistance programs, prior compliance conference and webinar attendees, local health departments, pretreatment contacts, trade associations, economic development contacts, recycling and litter prevention contacts, Ohio Materials Marketplace members and others who have indicated an interest in DEFA’s programs.   

Articles in our newsletter may be reprinted. As a courtesy, please contact Helen Miller at (614) 644-2817 or helen.miller@epa.ohio.gov.

Winter 2022

Download the entire issue or click on the headings to read articles under each topic.

  • Funding Assistance
    • Recording of Infrastructure Funding Overview Webinar is now on YouTube
  • Compliance Assistance
    • Ohio EPA Launches GIS Mapping Tool for Property Revitalization/Voluntary Action Program 
    • Hazardous Waste Biennial Report Due March 1, 2022
    • U.S. EPA’s Environmental Resilience Tools Wizard
  • Pollution Prevention Assistance
    • Seven Ohio Communities Awarded Ohio EPA’s First Encouraging Environmental Excellence for Communities Award
    • Procter & Gamble is Recognized as a Safer Choice Partner of the Year by U.S. EPA
  • Features and Other News
    • Jon Bernstein Named Chief of DEFA
    • Ohio EPA Launches New Website
    • Ohio EPA’s Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) Industrial Recycling Survey
  • Deadlines
  • Training Opportunities
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Meet the Staff