Compliance & Prevention Quarterly

Keep up with current pollution prevention (P2) and compliance assistance activities in Ohio and elsewhere. Find out what other industries are doing in the environmental arena, get regulatory updates and info on new P2 technologies. If you have any comments or suggestions, we'd like to hear from you. Please send any comments or suggestions to Dave Foulkes or call (614) 644-3469.

 As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

 

Winter

In this issue: 

Compliance Assistance
Deadline: Synthetic Minor Title V Fee Emission Report and Emissions Inventory
Online Guide: Boiler Emission Determination
Financing: Helping Small Manufacturers
Meet Clean Air Rules

Pollution Prevention
U.S. EPA Recognizes Ohio Food Recovery Challenge Participants
Ohio Company Receives ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award
Toolbox: Safer Chemical Substitution and Alternatives Assessments

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Winter

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Stage II Vapor Recovery System Decommissioning Rules Adopted
Upcoming Reporting Deadlines
Higher Stakes for Drinking Water Monitoring Violations

Pollution Prevention
Ohio Company Wins Green Chemistry Award
Ohio Company Reduces Costs and Environmental Footprint through ME3 Program
Save the Date: Green Chemistry Conference Coming to Cleveland in April

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Spring

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Save the Date: Compliance Assistance Conference
2013 Toxic Release Inventory Report Due July 1
Ohio EPA’s Permitting Guide Update

Pollution Prevention
Nominations Due for Encouraging Environmental
Excellence Award on June 27
TRI Pollution Prevention Reporting Tips
The Healthier Hospital Initiative

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Summer

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Recycling and Litter Prevention Program Joins OCAPP
Introducing Ohio EPA’s eDocument Search
OCAPP Bimonthly Webinar Series Continues

Pollution Prevention
Crown Equipment Receives First Gold Level Environmental Excellence Award
Three Receive Bronze-Level Recognitions in Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program

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Autumn

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Electronic Monthly Operating Report Submittal
Requirements for Public Water Systems
Proposed Grain Elevator Air Amendments

Compliance Assistance
Ohio EPA Recognizes Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award Winners
Apply Now for Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Compressed Air Pilot Project Identifies Cost and Energy Savings
Pollution Prevention Conference Coming to Cincinnati in January

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Winter

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Save the Date: Compliance Assistance Conference
Hazardous Waste Reporting Rule Changes
Clean Air Resource Center
Recommendations for Salt Storage Guidance
U.S. EPA Rule Amendments

Pollution Prevention
Free On-site P2 Assistance
Economic Benefits from P2

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Spring

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
2012 Toxic Release Inventory Report Due July 1
Free Online Training for Ohio Businesses
Recommendations for Salt Storage Guidance Finalized

Pollution Prevention
Submit Nominations for Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award
Green Chemistry Workshop at Ohio State University this May
Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Accepting Applications
EnergyStar Portfolio Manager Updates

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Summer

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance

Recent Rule Revisions Exempt New Gas Stations from Stage II Vapor Controls
Asbestos Emission Control Rule Recently Amended
Ohio EPA Budget Signed Into Law

Pollution Prevention
Ohio EPA Recognizes Six Companies with Environmental Excellence Awards

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Autumn

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
U.S. EPA Modifies Solvent-contaminated Wipes Rule
Refresher Training Required for U.S. EPA 6H Rule
New Resources Available for Boiler Area Source NESHAP
New Reg Nav Tool Explains Stationary Engine Rule

Pollution Prevention
Ohio EPA Accepting Nominees for Environmental Excellence Award
Six Receive Bronze Level Recognition in Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program
U.S. EPA Expands List of Safer Chemical Ingredients

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Winter

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Answer Place Expands Information Sharing
Upcoming Reporting Deadlines

Pollution Prevention
Ohio Launches Energy Loan Fund
The Cleveland Green Venues Initiative
Safer Chemistry Challenge Program

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Spring

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
2011 TRI Report Due July 1
New Air General Permits for Oil and Gas Well-site Production and Biomass Digesters

Pollution Prevention
Ohio Businesses Recognized for Energy Efficiency
Ohio Green Prison Pilot Project
GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals

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Summer

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Governor Signs Omnibus Regulatory Reform Bill
Stage II Vapor Controls to be Phased Out
Online Training for New Composting Rules
New Asbestos Removal Rules Fact Sheets

Pollution Prevention
Join Safer Chemistry Challenge by Sept. 30
Ohio Company Participates in Safer Chemistry Challenge Program
Save the Date: Upcoming Conference and Events

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Autumn

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Chrome Plating NESHAP Rule Changes
Composting Rule Change Supports Urban Gardens
Air Permitting Basics Training Available Online

Pollution Prevention
Five Receive Bronze Level Recognition in Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program
Ohio Company Wins National P2 Award

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Winter

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
Upcoming Reporting Deadlines
Small Business Storm Water Fact Sheet

Pollution Prevention
Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship Awards
Small Business Sustainability Guide

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Spring

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
New Boiler Rules
Attention Metal Parts Manufacturers: July 25 Deadline
Who Do I Call?

Pollution Prevention
MillerCoors Zero Landfill Efforts Exceed Goal
Director Visits Residential Solar Installation
Ohio Hospital Association's P2 University

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Summer

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
OCAPP Promoting Its Services
Permit Requirements for Underground Injection Removed for Some Small Businesses

Pollution Prevention
Sherwin-Williams Wins Green Chemistry Award
Owens Corning's 2010 Sustainability Report
Environment-focused Packaging Organization

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Autumn

In this issue:

Compliance Assistance
How Can We Help You?
Additional General Permits for Air Pollution Sources
OCAPP’s District Positions
Online Painter Training Meets NESHAP 6H Requirements

Pollution Prevention
Ohio EPA’s New Program
University of Cincinnati Earns Energy Star Award

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