February 8, 2017
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.

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.

January 20, 2017
Public Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Wheelersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the discharge limits for the Wheelersburg wastewater treatment plant discharge.

January 10, 2017
New Boston to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Ohio River water quality downstream from New Boston will continue to improve as the village enters the next phase of building new storm sewers to ensure rain water and snow melt do not infiltrate into existing, aged sanitary sewers.

January 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Wastewater Discharge Permits and Water Quality Certification for Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA has issued as final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) associated with a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

December 14, 2016
Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.

December 2, 2016
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting to Discuss Draft Permit for Apex Sanitary Landfill Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, regarding the Apex Sanitary Landfill located in Jefferson and Harrison counties. The information session will be immediately followed by a public hearing and will take place at VFW Post 232, 412 Liberty St., Amsterdam.

December 1, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on two different draft wastewater discharge permits related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

November 28, 2016
Glatfelter Air Improvements Subject of Ohio EPA Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft air permit-to-install modification for P.H. Glatfelter Company – Chillicothe. The company is located at 232 E. 8th St. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in the OU-Chillicothe auditorium, 101 University Drive, Chillicothe.

October 26, 2016
Wintersville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Wintersville has received a $420,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to conduct a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). This study will help Wintersville identify (so that the village can subsequently eliminate) points at which sanitary sewers and storm water combine. As a result, the system will have fewer overflows into area streams. The improvement in water quality will help both public health and the environment.

October 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Athens County Organizations
Ohio University, Department of geography, will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools.

October 19, 2016
Adams County Regional Water District to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Adams County will be upgrading its drinking water delivery system, in part, with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project will install a 75,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valves and hydrants. Most of the funding for this approximately $524,000 project came from two $250,000 grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission respectively. Ohio EPA provided a low-interest loan of $23,716 for the balance.

October 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Awarding Grant to ORSANCO to Support Ohio River Sweep
Ohio EPA is supporting the annual Ohio River Sweep in 2017 with a recycling and litter prevention grant to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, better known as ORSANCO.

October 11, 2016
Jewett to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Jewett drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system as the village upgrades finished water holding tanks with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

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