EPA "In Your Community" Webinar Series:  Open Dumping


Oct 28, 2020    
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Dumping of Solid Waste and Scrap Tires in Your Community Webinar

October 28, 2020, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Presenters: Kelly Jeter and Kevin Shoemaker, Ohio EPA Division of Materials and Waste Management

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Description – Hidden dump piles, trash-strewn property, abandoned buildings filled with tires, and tire piles left by the roadside – community leaders make discoveries like these all the time and are often left to clean up the mess. Community leaders will want to join this webinar to learn how to recognize open dumping and find out about the tools that are available to help. Attendees will learn when Ohio EPA’s open dumping laws apply, who is ultimately liable to address open dumping, and in the case of scrap tires, hear about Ohio EPA’s program to provide assistance for victims of scrap tire dumping.

CEU’s for this session:

  • 1 AICP CM credit from the American Planning Association/Ohio Chapter
  • 1 hour RS/SIT credits from Ohio Department of Health have been preapproved. Please provide your full name and RS/SIT number when

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 stormwater 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

Go online to find out more and watch archived webinars HERE.