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The following information provides links to elected officials, state and federal agencies and programs, business and trade organizations and assistance opportunities. They are helpful resources to those entities and individuals involved interested or concerned about clean air and clean energy.
Ohio Governor John Kasich
(614) 466-3555
Ohio General Assembly
Provides laws, acts and pending legislation; the websites for each the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives; and a search function to locate your senator and/or representatives.
State of Ohio agency websites
In addition to the complete listing of the State of Ohio agency websites, the following may be of special interest to those interested in air quality issues:
The Ohio Development Services Agency provides information regarding financial and technical assistance programs, economic incentives available to businesses making an investment in Ohio’s future.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides information about state and local laws,regulations impacting the environment, including Small Business Assistance Financing, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention and the Division of Air Pollution Control.
The Ohio Department of Health provides information about Ohio’s health programs, rules and regulations and a variety of health statistics.
The Ohio Public Utilities Commission provides information about utility services around the state, including monitoring, enforcement and compliance.
The Ohio Power Siting Board provides information regarding the certificates of environmental compatibility and public need required for the construction, operation and maintenance of major utility facilities.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) offers funding streams aimed at various energy technologies. If you are interested in federal stimulus funds, please visit www.recovery.ohio.gov. The website serves as Ohio’s interactive headquarters for all information regarding the ARRA.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides access to laws, regulations and updates about U.S. EPA’s wide variety of programs, including:
Region Five (5) – provides information for the U.S. EPA designation for the area of Midwestern states - including Ohio.
Small Business Gateway - provides environmental information, environmental technical assistance and summaries of environmental rules and regulations. Includes links to a variety of small business programs.
Small business assistance is available at the following websites:
The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair provides environmental compliance information for the automotive industry.
The Transportation Environmental Resource Center provides compliance assistance information for each mode of transportation: air, shipping and barging, rail and trucking.
The National Metal Fitting Resource Center provides comprehensive environmental compliance, technical assistance and pollution prevention information for the metal finishing industry.
The Paints and Coatings Resource Center provides information about organic coating facilities, industry vendors and suppliers as well as regulatory compliance and pollution prevention information.
The Printers’ National Environmental Printing Center provides compliance and pollution prevention fact sheets, case studies and training.Also includes two e-mail discussion groups on technical and regulatory issues.
Information regarding energy, technology and air quality issues is available at the following websites:
The U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency provides energy statistics and information on all aspects of energy use and development.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The U.S. Department of Energy, EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Program provides information regarding the research, development and validation of hydrogen production, delivery and storage and fuel cell technologies.
National Energy Technology Lab provides comprehensive information on the Department of Energy's major coal demonstration programs.
The Healthy House Institute provides information on how to improve your home’s interior environment, especially its indoor air quality.
The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Investor provides current news and independent analysis of the fuel cell industry.
The Alternative Energy Institute provides a variety of publications and reports on the latest research and development of alternative energy technologies including non-renewable, renewable and new energy sources.
Information regarding Trade Associations is available at the following websites:
The American Composites Manufacturers Association provides a forum for the composites industry to develop and enhance shared opportunities and address common challenges.
The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association provides information on a variety of issues important to Ohio’s manufacturing industries.
The Automotive Services Association of Ohio provides interested individuals with information about local members who can assist with vehicle maintenance needs.
The Ohio Automobile Dealers Association provides information to protect the interests and increase the value of automotive dealerships throughout the state.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce provides information about current business issues, cost-saving benefits available to members and how to contact elected officials.
The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council provides a news source for the chemical, chemistry and biochem industries in the State of Ohio.
The Ohio Cleaners Association provides a number of links to national and statewide associations representing the interests of drycleaners.