NEFCO is known as an Areawide Planning Agency under the Section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act and is charged with maintaining the Region’s Clean Water Plan referred to as the 208 Plan. As an Areawide, NEFCO’s General Policy Board controls wastewater planning in the Region and receives federal and state funding from the Ohio EPA.
The environmental needs of our members, the availability of grants or other funding and the responsibilities that go with federal, state and local determinations shape NEFCO’s environmental planning program. NEFCO does not have the resources to address every environmental challenge but we work in collaboration with the Region’s governments, businesses and citizens to assist in identifying the problem and in developing options towards solutions. If you have an environmental problem in your area of interest, please contact any member of the environmental staff for assistance.