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July 2014

Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Proposed Commerce Park
The city of Cincinnati has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 18.7-acre property that was formerly the site of Queen City Barrel and F.H. Lawson Co. in addition to other businesses. read more...
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Cincinnati Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about a request from Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to modify the wastewater discharge permit for its Richard Miller water treatment plant. read more...
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie. read more... 
Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Blue Ash Property
The 42.8-acre site that was the Blue Ash airport and a shooting range has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). read more...
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Regional General Permit Renewal For Ohio Department of Transportation Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting comments regarding a renewal and modification of a draft statewide general permit for road construction and repair. An information session and public hearing will be held at 3 p.m., July 21, 2014. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $8,700 Environmental Education Grant to Athens and Perry County Organization
Ohio University has received a $8,700 grant from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to allow fourth and fifth grade students from four school districts to expand their use of existing land labs and local habitats. read more...
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Upper Scioto River
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014. read more...
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life digitally — or on film — can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $31,429 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
The Alliance for the Great Lakes received $31,429 from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund for a “Bringing Great Lakes into Cleveland Classrooms” project. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $13,302 Environmental Education Grant to Green Local School District
The Green Local School District received $13,302 from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to fund “Growing Green Education Wetlands Goes Public.” read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $24,364 Environmental Education Grant to Portage County Organization
Hiram College received $24,364 from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund the James H. Barrow Field Station Eagle Creek Restoration Citizen Science project. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $50,000 Environmental Education Grants to Statewide Organizations
Ohio Energy Project and Efficiency Smart will each receive a $50,000 grant to help teach elementary school children about energy. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $10,000 Environmental Education Grant to Franklin County Organization
A rain garden of native plants will provide an outdoor classroom at Worthington Libraries’ Northwest Library location thanks to a $10,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. read more...
Piqua Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Memorial Hospital Property
The city of Piqua has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Piqua Memorial Hospital property at Park and Nicklin avenues. read more...

 

 

June 2014

Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Cincinnati Organization
Cincinnati students will learn environmental science while providing community service by helping restore and improve Salway Park as part of the Mill Creek Urban Habitat Restoration efforts. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
A Champaign County group, assisted by an $11,300 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA, is making big plans for Earth Day 2015. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Defiance SWCD
A $48,405 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will allow Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) promote green infrastructure as a cost-effective method to reduce nutrient loadings and storm water runoff volume to streams. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Clermont SWCD
A $20,600 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will allow Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District for two workshops on how to foster sustainable environmental behavior. read more...
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Quality Improvement and Restoration Projects
Approximately $2.5 million in Clean Water Act grants for stream restoration and water quality improvement projects is available through Ohio EPA. read more...
Ohio EPA, SWACO Help Put More Green in German Village Haus und Garten Tour
Ohio EPA and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) have worked with the German Village Society to improve recycling opportunities at its Haus und Garten Tour, June 29, 2014. read more...
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded two quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its June meeting in Cleveland. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Summit County Organization
Ohio EPA is awarding a $3,000 environmental education mini grant to the Summit County Combined General Health District to educate the community about the impact of home septic systems on rivers and streams. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA has awarded a $4,956 environmental education mini grant to the Great Lakes Science Center to develop a “Great Science Academy” project for sixth grade students. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Seneca SWCD
The Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a $4,828 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to purchase a mobile education unit. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grants to Clark County Programs
The City of Springfield and the Clark County Solid Waste District are among eight projects throughout Ohio receiving environmental education mini grants from Ohio EPA. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Regional Air Pollution Control Agency
The Montgomery County Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) has been awarded a $4,975 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to promote its idle reduction program. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Ottawa County Organization
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center has been awarded a $4,371 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to produce exhibits about local geology and harmful algal blooms. read more...
Ohio EPA Awards $1,800 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Delaware County Organization
Stratford Ecological Center will partner with other community organizations to teach community members about how edible plants can be used as part of rain gardens thanks to an Ohio EPA environmental education fund mini grant. read more...

Officials to Focus on New High Street Glass Recycling Program
An Ohio EPA recycling grant focused on glass recovery from businesses on High Street is paying dividends for the city of Columbus. Since the start of the program this year, the city’s Recycling on High initiative has recovered an additional 87.03 tons of glass. read more...

Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify the right funder and write solid grant proposals. read more...

 

May 2014

$10 Million to Help Promote Beneficial Use of Toledo Harbor Dredge Materials
Ohio EPA has identified $10 million dollars of funding from Governor John R. Kasich’s capital budget to promote alternative beneficial uses for Toledo Harbor dredge materials. read more...

Ohio EPA Meeting About Road Construction Project in Montgomery County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on Interstate 70 in Butler Township. read more...

Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Hilltop Landfill Site
Remediation plans for the former Hilltop landfill located in Ellsworth Township will be the focus of a May 29, 2014, Ohio EPA public hearing. read more...

Ohio EPA Recognizes Six Companies with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded six companies with the 2014 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) Silver Awards. The Ɛ3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence. Nominations for the 2015 Ɛ3 Silver Level are being accepted through June 27, 2014. read more...

Ohio EPA Awards Grants to Address Scrap Tire Processing and Market Development
To improve markets for scrap tires across the state, Ohio EPA has awarded $600,000 to fund two market development projects. Nearly 57,000 Ohio scrap tires are expected to be recycled over the next two years from these two projects. read more...

Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.7 million in grants to 11 projects across Ohio for a variety of recycling projects including organics composting, electronic waste processing, plastics manufacturing and processing and projects that address other recyclables. The projects are expected to create 44 permanent jobs. read more...

Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $500,000 for 2014 Litter Cleanup and Tire Amnesty Projects
Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $500,000 in grant funding to 40 communities to support and implement litter cleanups and tire amnesty programs. read more...

Ohio EPA Awards Grants For Recycling and Litter Prevention
Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to help 25 communities strengthen local recycling and litter prevention efforts. read more...