August 3, 2015
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Maumee Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Maumee Area of Concern. Comments are due to Ohio EPA by Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

July 30, 2015
Ohio EPA Retools Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has updated its Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program to encourage more applicants, clarify and simplify the application instructions and expand the pool of eligible applicants to include communities, venues and retail establishments.

July 30, 2015
Ohio EPA Approves Second of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Receives Green Light for Structure Removals
Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site.

July 29, 2015
Crown Equipment’s New Bremen Plant Receiving Top Environmental Recognition by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA Assistant Director Laura Factor today presented Crown Equipment Corporation’s New Bremen electronics assembly plant with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship, naming the facility an Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program Gold-level Award recipient.

July 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing About Ohio’s Regional Haze Plan
Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a proposed change to its implementation plan dealing with regional haze.

July 23, 2015
Springfield-Area Community Improving Drinking Water; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Greenlawn Village Condominium Unit Owners Inc. will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will replace and add infrastructure, including filter tanks to remove arsenic from the water supply.

July 21, 2015
Miamisburg to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Miamisburg will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will address aging infrastructure, improve drinking water quality and help the city meet current and future demand for water.

July 21, 2015
Company, Owner Sentenced in Asbestos Dumping Case
Donzell Moore of Toledo was sentenced today in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty in June to two charges related to asbestos removal and disposal during demolition of the former Champion Spark Plug facility on Upton Avenue in Toledo.

July 17, 2015
Rossford Pump Station Set for Replacement; Project Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace the Colony Road pump station with a gravity sewer in the city of Rossford. The project will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows from the pump station into Grassy Creek, which is a Maumee River tributary.

July 17, 2015
Oregon Continuing Sewer Improvements; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Oregon is continuing its sanitary sewer rehabilitation initiative to reduce infiltration and inflow of storm water into the sanitary sewers. This year, the city is beginning phase three of the project, which is eliminating sewer overflows that pose risks to public health from exposure to untreated sewage.

July 16, 2015
DeGraff to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Village of DeGraff will install a new pump station and force main between DeGraff and Quincy to replace the aging and failing equipment and infrastructure. Design of the project is being financed with an interest-free loan recently awarded to the village by Ohio EPA.

July 16, 2015
Ohio EPA Outlines Public Notification Guidelines for Algal Bloom-affected Drinking Waters
A new multi-tiered advisory system to notify the public if microcystin, and other compounds produced by blue-green algae, is detected in treated drinking water at local public water systems throughout the state has been developed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) as part of its annual review.

July 15, 2015
Northwestern Water, Sewer District to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address corrosion-related damage to sewers in subdivisions near Perrysburg and Rudolph. These and other storm water infiltration and inflow correction projects will eliminate most basement sewage backups and reduce peak storm flows that contribute to combined sewer overflows in the downstream wastewater treatment systems, alleviating a potential health hazard and improving local water quality.

July 15, 2015
Crestline Reducing Sewer Overflows; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Crestline will reduce the frequency and volume of two sewer overflows in the city’s previously combined storm and sanitary sewer system. The improvements will alleviate a potential public health hazard and improve water quality in Westerly Creek.

July 15, 2015
Defiance to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Defiance is developing a revised and updated long-term control plan to address combined sewer overflows throughout the city’s sewer system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

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