February 17, 2017
Statewide Commercial, Industrial Recycling Data Survey Gathers Useful Data
It’s once again time for Ohio to request data from commercial and industrial businesses regarding their recycling activities. The data will be used to identify recycling trends and opportunities and indicate whether Ohio is meeting its recycling goals.

February 8, 2017
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.

February 8, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.

February 3, 2017
Columbus to Improve Drinking Water System in Brentwood Neighborhood; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Columbus drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system in the Shattuck Avenue area with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

February 2, 2017
Ashville Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater Treatment Improvements
Ashville will improve water quality in Walnut Creek when the village constructs the sewer portion of its new wastewater treatment plant with help from a $1.064 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Together, the new sewers and treatment plant will help prevent the release of untreated wastewater into Walnut Creek. Past releases of untreated sewage have led to the stream being designated nonattainment for recreational uses.

February 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Feb. 10 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Air Pollution Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, regarding rule changes related to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) which are small airborne particles. The rule update only applies to fine airborne particles in areas that do not already meet the PM 2.5 standard.

February 1, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.

January 31, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will improve water quality in Alum Creek when the city completes improvements to the Alum Creek Storm Tank (ACST) facility. The work is being financed primarily through a $1.842 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Columbus will provide the remaining $246,000.

January 31, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $12.8 million for refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology on school and transit buses and other vehicles.

January 30, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will conduct electrical and mechanical upgrades to extend the life of the Rickenbacker Area Sanitary Pump Station using a $510,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The proposed rehabilitation will not only help ensure continued, effective pump station operations but also improve reliability, making it easier to maintain and troubleshoot the system.

January 26, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will use a $2.7 million Ohio EPA low-interest loan to help fund the rehabilitation of several structures, buildings and process items at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.

January 26, 2017
Ohio EPA Offering Low Interest Loans to Finance Drinking Water Projects; March 1 Deadline for Upcoming Program Year
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements in communities across Ohio until March 1, 2017.

January 20, 2017
Public Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Wheelersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the discharge limits for the Wheelersburg wastewater treatment plant discharge.

January 20, 2017
Oakwood Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 16 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving parts, lights, mirrors, four-sided custom models and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held Jan. 14, 2017, at Columbus State Community College.

January 20, 2017
Ohio EPA Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Chemical Solvents Inc. Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA is considering an application to renew an installation and operating permit for Chemical Solvents Inc. (CSI), for the company’s 1010 Denison Avenue facility in Cleveland. CSI operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling facility at the site.

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