April 12, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Spring Meeting at the Ohio EPA Northwest Office in Bowling Green
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio EPA Northwest District Office at 347 N. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402.

April 11, 2018
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, about a proposed renewal of the wastewater discharge permit for the NRG Power Midwest power plant.

April 3, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wayne County Biosolids Lagoon
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a permit-to-install application for a biosolids storage facility in Wayne County’s Canaan Township.

March 20, 2018
Brecksville Dam Removal Receives Final Environmental Approval
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service have announced a final environmental assessment and finding of No Significant Impact for the Cuyahoga River Brecksville Dam removal project. This announcement is a final environmental signoff for a project that will restore a free-flowing Cuyahoga River between Brecksville and Cleveland.

February 27, 2018
ARCO Site Cleanup Complete
The pile of more than 300,000 cubic yards of illegally disposed construction and demolition debris waste at the ARCO Recycling site has been removed following an eight-month cleanup. The more than $8.8 million cleanup was paid for by Ohio EPA and done in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the city of East Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office.

February 8, 2018
Public Hearing to Discuss Lorain County Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion and two variances for the Lorain County Landfill II. The meeting will be at New Russia Township Lodge, Cedar East Room, 46300 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin.

January 11, 2018
Grafton Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Three projects will help ensure continued delivery of safe drinking water in Grafton. The village will replace its old water storage tank, a booster pump station and deteriorated water lines with financial assistance from Ohio EPA low-interest loans.

January 11, 2018
Youngstown Improving Wastewater Treatment; Project Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Youngstown will rehabilitate and improve secondary sewage treatment infrastructure at the city’s wastewater treatment plant with financing from a low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA.

December 8, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.

December 5, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Four Northeast Ohio Organizations
Four northeast Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Western Reserve Land Conservancy and The Ohio State University.

December 1, 2017
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Aesthetics” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio EPA’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Degradation of Aesthetics” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

November 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Amended Zeidrich Dump Preferred Plan
The amended preferred plan to address the Zeidrich Dump site, located near East Line Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of the village of Minerva (Columbiana County) will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

November 24, 2017
Rover Pipeline Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA has cited Rover Pipeline, LLC for spilling contaminants into the Black Fork of the Mohican River, Ashland County. The Notice of Violation is Rover’s fifth since the company received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio. These latest violations are summarized in a letter Ohio EPA sent to Rover this week, requesting that the company pause horizontal drilling activities, review its contingency plan and ensure readiness to respond to future inadvertent returns.

November 21, 2017
New Waterford Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
New Waterford is improving the village’s drinking water treatment and distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

November 20, 2017
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Ashtabula River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC). The meeting will be held Dec. 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, 1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula.

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