November 23, 2015 Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations: Learn Before You Burn
Ohio EPA encourages residents to understand what and where they can legally burn materials outdoors. The Agency has received complaints about open burning of leaves and yard waste in Mercer County this fall.
November 20, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $4,918 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Organization in Erie and Ottawa Counties
Ohio EPA is awarding a nearly $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Put-in-Bay Township Park District for the Lake Erie Island Water Trails project. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.
November 20, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA is awarding a $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Cleveland Metroparks for a food forest initiative at the Rocky River Nature Center. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.
November 4, 2015 Euclid Receives Over $107 Million in Loans for Wastewater Upgrades from Ohio EPA
Euclid will improve a sanitary sewer line, purchase a wastewater bioreactor for 2016 installation and construct new wastewater treatment plant upgrades as part of its ongoing program to prevent sewer overflows and produce cleaner water discharges to Lake Erie. The city is financing these projects with low-interest loans from Ohio EPA.
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 26, 2015 Ohio EPA to Accept Comments on Discharge to Kokosing River
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2015, to accept comments about a draft permit for a proposed discharge to the Kokosing River. The hearing will be held at the Zolman Memorial Building, 6880 State Route 95, Chesterville Township (Morrow County).
October 22, 2015 Sebring is Set to Improve Drinking Water Plant Using Ohio EPA Loan Fund
Sebring will construct a new filter-to-waste treatment system for their drinking water plant helping to further purify local water supplies. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
October 22, 2015 Summit County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Equilon Enterprises has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Shell Storage Terminal property in Mogadore.
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 9, 2015 Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The village of Cuyahoga Heights has obtained a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Sunar-Hauserman property.
October 9, 2015 Trumbull County to Improve Sanitary Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
Trumbull County will construct sanitary sewer improvements on Ridge Road, while improving local water quality benefiting from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
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 6, 2015 Ohio EPA to Hold Workshop in Piqua; Assistance Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to promote resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held Oct. 20, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center, 308 N Main St, Piqua.
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.