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 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 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.
December 13, 2016 Three Ohio EPA Grants Supporting Environmental Education in Lake Erie Watershed
Three grants totaling $117,468 will benefit north Ohio counties through three environmental education programs.
December 12, 2016 The Toledo Zoo Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
With help from a $44,300 Ohio EPA Education grant, the Toledo Zoo will use 10 demonstration habitat restoration gardens as part of its Urban Watershed Education Initiative.
December 7, 2016 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR’s H. R. Collins Laboratory in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ H. R. Collins Laboratory at 3307 S. Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio.
October 26, 2016 Richland County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Honeywell International has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Prestolite property.
October 21, 2016 NEXUS Pipeline Water Quality Certification Comment Period Extended to Oct. 31
In response to numerous requests for additional time to review the NEXUS Gas Transmission 401 water quality certification, Ohio EPA has extended the comment period until the close of business on Oct. 31, 2016.
October 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Lucas County Organization
Toledo Botanical Garden will use a $1,282 grant from Ohio EPA to host a one-day, six-hour training for 25 elementary school teachers that will provide hands-on lessons about pollution in waterways and how to manage urban runoff.
October 20, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $800 Environmental Education Grant to Hardin County Organization
Blanchard River Watershed Partnership will take a “snapshot” sample of the Blanchard River Watershed using funding from an Ohio EPA grant to Ohio Northern. The $800 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant will support water chemistry sampling at several locations in the watershed and produce a “grade card” brochure to be distributed to the public.
October 17, 2016 Toledo to Improve Wastewater Treatment and Protect High-Quality Wetlands; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo will improve water quality in the Maumee River when the city installs an underground storage pipeline and basin to help minimize the effects of combined sewer overflows via its E3 International Park Storage Pipeline project. The project will be paid for in part through a $26.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund.
October 13, 2016 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.
October 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Water Quality Sampling Training
Ohio EPA is offering Credible Data, Level 1 (water quality data), training at Ken Green’s Farm, 943 Water St., Woodville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2016.
September 23, 2016 Butler Sewage System Design Funded by Ohio EPA
The village of Butler is planning major improvements to its wastewater treatment system to upgrade the quality of its effluent and improve water quality in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River thanks to an Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan.
September 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Honors CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal for Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal today to honor the facility for achieving Gold Level recognition through the Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program and the company’s continued efforts to increase efficiency, lower emissions and conserve resources.