Vectren Energy Delivery offers commercial natural gas customers in Ohio rebates for the installation of certain types of efficient natural gas equipment. Prescriptive equipment rebates are available for measures including furnaces, boilers, boiler controls, and water heaters. A custom incentive program is available for projects that do not qualify under the prescriptive rebate program.
The Ohio Enterprise Zone program is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county governments that provides real and personal property tax exemptions to businesses making investments in Ohio. In order to use the Enterprise Zone program, communities petition to the Ohio Department of Development for certification of a geographical zone with a contiguous boundary. Once a zone is certified, communities may enter into negotiated agreements with businesses that invest in the zone.
The Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund (OEBF) was created in 1988 to promote economic development, create and retain quality jobs and assist governmental operations. The program enables non-profit and for-profit borrowers to access the national capital markets through bonds issued through OEBF. The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development and financing is provided by the Ohio Treasurer of State.
The Ohio Community Reinvestment Area program is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county government that provides real property tax exemptions for property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings. The program is delineated into two distinct categories, those created prior to July 1994 ("pre-1994") and those created after.
The Ohio Capital Access Program (OCAP) encourages state depository financial institutions to make loans to for-profit or nonprofit small businesses that are having difficulty obtaining business loans through conventional underwriting standards. The business’ principal place of business must be in Ohio with revenues less than $10 million and with fewer than 250 employees. The OCAP encourages lending by establishing a unique loan "guarantee" reserve pool at an OCAP participating lending institution. The state, the lender, and the borrower each pay a small fee contribution into the pool.
The Energy Cooperative offers incentives to residential customers for the installation of dual fuel heating systems, water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and central air conditioners. Equipment must be installed in eligible homes and can be purchased from a dealer of choice. Systems must be connected to a radio control switch in order to qualify a rebate. Certain capacity requirements must also be met for water heaters. Contact the Energy Cooperative and fill out the necessary forms prior to the installation of a new system.
The 166 Direct Loan provides loans for land and building acquisition, expansion or renovation, and equipment purchase. This program may finance up to 50% of allowable project costs with loans ranging in size from $500,000 to $1,500,000. Development requires the creation or retention, within a three-year period, of one job for each $35,000 of 166 Direct Loan proceeds.
This law establishes criteria for three levels of credible data for a surface water quality monitoring and assessment program and establishes the necessary training and experience for persons to submit credible data, thereby increasing the information base upon which to enhance, improve and maintain water resource quality in Ohio.
Details about each level can be found on the Ohio EPA's website for the Division of Surface Water.
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides sulfur dioxide emission limits for every county, as well as regulations for the emission, monitoring and equipment for industries that have sulfur dioxide emissions.
The Ohio EPA's Division of Air Pollution Control has monitoring and compliance programs authorized under this law.