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Affected Businesses

Affected businesses may be, but not limited to those businesses which emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrogen oxides (NOx), or sulfur dioxides (SO2), use asphalt, rubber, metal finishers, plastics, or synthetic materials in the manufacturing or construction trades, or perform work involving the coating or painting of metal surfaces. Steel companies, automobile manufacturers, chemical and utility companies are all impacted by the requirement to control air emissions and would be eligible for OAQDA incentives.

What types of businesses or projects are eligible for Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) financing? The following is just a sample of the projects that qualify. Your business may be eligible if it:

Uses the Following Processes:

Baking
Burning
Casting
Coating
Co-generation
Degreasing
Dry Cleaning
Ethanol or biofuel production

Molding
Painting
Plating
Printing
Refining
Repair
Transporting
Treating


Operates in a Typical Industry:
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Printing
  • Auto Body Shop
  • Gasoline, heating oil, or other petroleum products sale and/or distribution
  • Motor vehicle service and repair
  • Operates a centrally fueled fleet of 10 or more vehicles in an urban area
  • Coating or painting of metal surfaces, or the degreasing of machinery
  • Uses hazardous chemicals
  • Air conditioning service or repair
  • Uses asphalt, rubber, metal finishers, plastics or synthetic materials in the manufacturing or construction.
  • Renewable fuels
Installs Equipment to be more Energy Efficient:

OAQDA can offer tax incentives to projects that improve a company’s energy efficiency. Energy efficiency projects vary greatly depending on the type of business, but can include anything from new lighting systems to variable speed motors to computer-controlled heating and cooling systems.

If you are unsure if your business qualifies, contact OAQDA, 614/224-3383.