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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio does not have its own pollution prevention (P2) rules. However, the federal P2 rules are effective in Ohio. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio EPA) Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) offers technical guidance, voluntary programs, and assistance for pollution prevention practices for small businesses.
• Administration and enforcement. The Ohio EPA enforces state and federal pollution prevention rules in Ohio. The OCAPP offers technical and financial assistance for P2 objectives.
Ohio EPA's OCAPP offers free and confidential assistance to Ohio businesses to help them comply with Ohio's environmental requirements. The purpose of the OCAPP is to help businesses identify and implement P2 measures that can save money, increase business performance, and benefit the environment. Services of the office include a toll-free hotline, on-site compliance, and P2 assessments, workshops/training, plain-English publications library, online training catalogue, and assistance in completing permit application forms.
The OCAPP offers confidential, voluntary P2 assessments to businesses. A P2 assessment is an on-site survey of a company's operations to identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce wastes and ...