August 31, 2015
Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 31, 2015
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus is eliminating incineration and increasing the beneficial reuse of biosolids at its Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. With low-interest financing from Ohio EPA, the city will construct additional storage and handling facilities to manage all of the sludge generated through the wastewater treatment process and eliminate the need for incineration as one of the disposal options.

August 31, 2015
Jackson to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Jackson will take steps to eliminate sewer backups and improve water quality in Salt Lick Creek. This is the first phase of infrastructure improvements that will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, sewer cross connections, wastewater treatment bypasses and provide equipment upgrades.

August 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is building a team of staff to focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality.

August 18, 2015
Akron Takes on Two Projects to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
The city of Akron will increase sewer capacity and construct a basin to capture sewer overflows while improving water quality Mud Run and the Little Cuyahoga River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 18, 2015
Wellington to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Wellington will upgrade the local sewer system while improving water quality in the East Branch of Charlemont Creek, with funding from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 17, 2015
General Motors Plant Receives Top Environmental Recognition by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today presented General Motors Toledo Transmission plant with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship, the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program Gold-level Award.

August 14, 2015
Ohio EPA Offers Millions for Water Pollution Control Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities for water quality improvement projects seeking financial assistance from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for 2016.

August 14, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss a Plan For a Portion of The Diamond Shamrock Site
A plan for a parcel of land located at the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works site will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting set for Thursday, August 27, 2015.

August 13, 2015
Honda Plants in Marysville, East Liberty and Anna Receive Top Environmental Recognition from Ohio EPA
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Honda’s Marysville, East Liberty and Anna plants with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship — the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-Level Award.

August 7, 2015
Akron to Improve Sewage System, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Akron will construct a 6.5 million gallon wet weather overflow basin to add to the city’s wastewater treatment system. The project will help bring Akron into compliance and improve water quality in the Little Cuyahoga River. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 7, 2015
Massillon to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Massillon will upgrade its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges and significantly improve water quality in the Tuscarawas River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 6, 2015
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects to Benefit the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s June meeting at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

August 5, 2015
Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Alliance Community Hospital and the Stark Development Board have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Alliance Community Hospital Property in Stark County.

August 3, 2015
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Maumee Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Maumee Area of Concern. Comments are due to Ohio EPA by Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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