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.

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 30, 2017
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Wastewater Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install allowing Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District to expand its River Drive wastewater treatment plant.

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 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.

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.

October 31, 2017
Water Quality Meeting Set for Rumpke Landfill Expansion Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed Rumpke Landfill expansion project. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton.

October 26, 2017
Danville Improving Sewer System; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Danville is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to rehabilitate the village’s sewer system to reduce infiltration and inflow during wet weather.

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 25, 2017
Paulding Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Paulding is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to design Phase 3 of the village’s combined sewer separation project.

October 25, 2017
Lorain County Making Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Lorain County is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration and inflow into the Pheasant Run sanitary sewer.

October 25, 2017
New Boston Making Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
New Boston is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to help eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Ohio River, reducing threats to public health and aquatic life.

October 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Invites Public to Comment on Lane Bryant Expansion Project
A proposed development project for Lane Bryant Corporate Office and Headquarters in Columbus and its potential for impacts to isolated forested wetlands will be the focus of an Oct. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting.

September 22, 2017
Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction, Immediately Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA cited Rover Pipeline, LLC again this week for spilling contaminants into a stream: soap wastewater and soil/sediment into a tributary of Irish Creek, Loudon Township, Carroll County. The Notice of Violation comes only three days after the company this week received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio.

September 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for NEXUS Pipeline
After lengthy and careful review and consideration to ensure this pipeline project complies with Ohio law and is protective of the environment and public health, Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Nexus pipeline to be built in Columbiana, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, Henry and Fulton counties.

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