Ohio EPA Director Visits OMA Environment Committee

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Laurie Stevenson addressed the OMA Environment Committee this week, the first of three scheduled committee meetings for the year.

Appointed in January by Gov. Mike DeWine, Stevenson is a 30-year veteran of the agency. She most recently served as deputy director for the agency’s business relations, where she worked closely with the regulated community.

Stevenson told committee members that in addition to enforcing the state’s environmental standards, the agency “has an equal responsibility to helping businesses get from Point A to Point B” regardless of whether the business is large or small. She also briefed the committee on the administration’s budget priorities related to environmental issues, including surface water protections and “best available technology” permitting.

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