April 16, 2018 Ohio EPA Updates Findings on Sources of Nutrients Impacting Ohio Waters
As required by state legislation signed in 2015 (House Bill 64), Ohio EPA has completed its second statewide study identifying sources and estimating the annual amount of phosphorus and other nutrients flowing from the state’s watersheds into Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The study covers the Maumee, Portage, Sandusky, Vermilion, Cuyahoga, Great Miami, Scioto and Muskingum watersheds, and includes some direct tributaries to Lake Erie, which collectively represent surface water quality from 66 percent of the entire state.
March 6, 2018 Muskingum County Extending Water Service with Financing from Ohio EPA
Muskingum County is extending public drinking water service to 124 residences and businesses in two rural areas in the county. The projects were financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.
March 1, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill that, if approved, would increase the landfill’s size by one acre. The information session will be at the Piketon High School cafeteria, 1414 Piketon Road.
February 21, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Harrison County Power Plant
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a March 7, 2018, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit for a natural gas-fired electric generating facility. Harrison Power LLC plans to build the plant in the Harrison Industrial Park in Cadiz.
February 1, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Johnson Run Mine
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for Johnson Run Mine, a new surface coal mine.
January 29, 2018 Glouster Replacing Water Lines with Financing from Ohio EPA
Glouster will be replacing aged, deteriorated water lines throughout the village to improve the drinking water distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 25, 2018 Ohio EPA Director Visits Kenworth to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kenworth truck plant in Chillicothe today to recognize the company’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship.
January 22, 2018 Perry County Communities Receive Financing from Ohio EPA for Storm Water, Sanitary Sewer Projects
In projects financed with loans from Ohio EPA, Perry County will install a sanitary sewage system in Moore’s Junction and Crooksville will study the feasibility of a storm water utility.
January 18, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Permit Request
A request to grant a temporary variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Feb. 1, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Piketon High School, 1414 Piketon Road, Piketon.
January 17, 2018 Gallia County Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Gallia County will improve drinking water service in the Kerr Booster Service Area in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 11, 2018 Toronto Preparing Drinking Water Plan with Financing from Ohio EPA
Toronto is developing an asset management plan for the city’s public drinking water system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 10, 2018 Muskingum County Extending Water Service with Financing from Ohio EPA
Muskingum County is extending public drinking water service to 273 residences and businesses to the unincorporated area around Cannelville in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Three Southern Ohio Organizations
Three southern Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Athens City Schools, Public Media Connect and Imago.
October 26, 2017 Mingo Junction Plans Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Mingo Junction is receiving two low-interest loans from Ohio EPA to plan future sewer system improvements.
October 11, 2017 Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing to Discuss Ohio River Partners Hannibal Power Facility
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at an Oct. 25, 2017 public meeting on a draft permit for a combined-cycle electrical generating facility to be located in Hannibal, Monroe County. The Hannibal Power facility would be located on 43840 State Route 7, Hannibal.