April 17, 2012 Ohio EPA to Update State Water Quality Management Plans; Public Hearing Will be Held
Ohio EPA is evaluating updates to water quality management plans prepared by six regional planning agencies and invites the public to comment.
April 3, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Recognition Program
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for its new program that recognizes those committed to environmental excellence.
March 15, 2012 ODNR, ODA and OEPA Make Water Quality Recommendations
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today announced their recommendations for reducing excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie.
March 15, 2012 Ohio EPA to Hold March 26 Hearing on the 2013 Agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) is accepting comments on its proposed agenda for 2013 grant programs, environmental science and engineering initiatives, watershed awareness and water quality monitoring for students and adults.
March 15, 2012 Ohio EPA Will Help Industries with Safer Chemistry Challenge
Ohio EPA is partnering with Ohio industries for the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP), a new voluntary initiative of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, with a goal to reduce the use of selected chemicals by 25 percent by 2025.
March 13, 2012 Ohio EPA Educates About Fluoride in Well Water For Ground Water Awareness Week - March 11-17
Ohio EPA has issued a ground water quality report to provide information about fluoride in Ohio’s ground waters, available for Ground Water Awareness Week 2012, which is March 11 through 17.
March 12, 2012 Ohio EPA Extends Open Burning Comment Period
Ohio EPA has extended the comment period for the amended rules for open burning through Friday, March 16, 2012.
March 6, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.
March 6, 2012 Ohio EPA Offers Free Compliance Assistance to Community Wastewater Treatment Systems
Faced with investing scarce resources to fix or replace wastewater treatment systems, hundreds of Ohio communities have turned to Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) for free onsite technical assistance.
March 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Offers Communities Financial Help To Improve Drinking Water Safety
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities that want to receive funding for drinking water-related infrastructure projects. Nominations to receive funding through the Drinking Water Assistance Fund are due on March 15, 2012.
February 29, 2012 Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.
February 23, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Ohio EPA is requesting applications through March 30 for funding from a new Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program.
February 21, 2012 Ohio EPA Goes Live With New eDocument Management System
In an effort to simplify record-keeping while creating easy public access to Ohio EPA documents, the Agency is implementing a new system to manage electronic documents more effectively and efficiently, serving as Ohio EPA’s “virtual filing cabinet.”
February 7, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.
February 1, 2012 Statement Concerning the Decision to Withdraw the Water Quality Rules Package
“After taking into consideration all of the information available to me, I have made a decision to withdraw Ohio EPA’s water quality rule package from JCARR and further vet them through the Common Sense Initiative process.