April 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Drafts of General Permits for Compressor Stations
Building on our success protecting the environment and streamlining our permit process for emissions from oil and gas well pad operations, Ohio EPA is now accepting public comments on draft general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.
March 31, 2016 Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures
February 16, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.
February 10, 2016 Statement by Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler on the U.S. Supreme Court Issuing a Stay on the Clean Power Plan
“By staying U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Supreme Court got it right. The State of Ohio has pointed out the serious legal shortcomings of the federal Clean Power Plan on numerous occasions. We will evaluate the decision and determine how it will impact our plans moving forward.”
January 27, 2016 Genoa Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 13 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving rockets, lights, flowing water and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held January 16, 2016 at Columbus State Community College.
January 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2017 Drinking Water Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations to finance drinking water infrastructure improvements through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).
December 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Announces 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final 2016 Program Management Plan and Project Priority List for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
October 29, 2015 Ohio EPA Proposes 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, to discuss Ohio EPA’s draft program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
October 16, 2015 Waste Not Want Not in the Future; 2016 Future City Competition
It is time for middle schools to register students for the 2016 Future City competition, which allows students who are our future leaders, along with a teacher, and a professional mentor from the local community to join forces and develop a model of their take on how to make the world a better place.
October 8, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.
October 6, 2015 Ohio EPA Accepting Proposals for Recycling Grants; Schedules Information Session and Webinar
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for several types of recycling grants and will host an informational meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2015, to explain them and discuss who is eligible for the 2016 grant application process.
October 1, 2015 Grants available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA today released new guidelines for the latest round of Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) that will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.
September 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners; Next Application Deadline is October 15, 2015
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
September 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Improves Free Help for Small Businesses
Small businesses in Ohio have access to a new tool from Ohio EPA that can help identify whether environmental permits, licenses or registrations are needed. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard is now available to help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.
September 1, 2015 Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.