April 2, 2018 2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.
March 22, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2018 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet federal standards.
March 14, 2018 Ohio EPA Proposes Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water discharges from construction sites in Ohio.
March 12, 2018 March 27 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2018 through June 2019.
February 28, 2018 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Lead and Copper Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments at a hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, concerning proposed changes to lead and copper rules for public water systems. These changes incorporate a new law that ensures homeowners get the timely public notice they deserve whenever high levels of lead are found in drinking water.
February 12, 2018 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants: Application Submittal Date Extended
Ohio EPA is announcing a new application submittal date of March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals.
January 8, 2018 Ohio EPA Offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants
A new grant from Ohio EPA will assist owners of diesel- or gasoline-powered class 7 and 8 vehicles (weighing at least 26,000 pounds) to convert or replace engines to use compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), or liquid petroleum gas (LPG, such as propane or butane). These cleaner fuels and technologies help improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulates. Grants also may be used for bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and gasoline or diesel fuel.
December 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Sets Record Year with Nearly $1 Billion to Improve Water Quality in 2017
Ohio EPA issued more than $936 million this year to finance projects that upgrade drinking water infrastructure and improve the quality of Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams — more than ever before in the 28-year history of the state’s revolving loan programs. All Ohio EPA loans are provided to communities at below market rates, and this year resulted in a combined savings of more than $150 million for Ohio’s counties, cities and villages.
December 15, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
December 8, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Plans for Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking for public comment on a plan to invest $75 million over the next 10 years to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Funding will come from dollars allocated to Ohio from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. Three regional public information sessions are scheduled for January 2018 to explain how the plan was developed and to answer questions.
December 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Compost Facility Rules
Significant rule changes are proposed for Class I-IV composting facilities that establish requirements for constructing, operating and closing compost facilities. These new and amended rules will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
November 14, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Demolition Debris Landfill Rule
Proposed rule changes that would require construction and demolition debris (C&DD) landfills to have a certified operator will be the subject of a Nov. 28, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
November 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 20 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
November 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Amended Wastewater Permit-to-Install Program
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, regarding rule changes related to requirements for wastewater permits-to-install.