February 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Toledo Harbor Dredging and Army Corps’ Analysis; Feb. 18 Public Meeting Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel. The meeting will take place at Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 640 Jackson St., Toledo.

December 24, 2014
Williams County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The Winzeler Stamping Company has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for its Plant 2 property located at 109 E. Main St., Montpelier.

December 24, 2014
Huron Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for ConAgra Property
The city of Huron has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former ConAgra property at 41 East Cleveland Road.

December 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Clean Diesel School Bus Grants Help Improve the Air for School Children
Ohio EPA grants to eight school districts will help reduce air pollution after they install pollution control equipment on 58 diesel school buses and anti-idling equipment on 53 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.

December 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $42,000 Environmental Education Grant to OSU Extension for Manure Application Research
Expanding the manure application window into late spring and early summer will benefit crops and reduce runoff of nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms in Ohio surface waters. A $42,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA to the Ohio State University Extension Service will help fund on-farm demonstration plots in seven western and northwestern Ohio counties.

December 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $15,526 Environmental Education Grant to Toledo Botanical Garden
An ongoing project to create a wetland and restore the natural flow of an Ottawa River tributary at Toledo Botanical Garden also will teach area fourth graders about habitat restoration, storm water and nutrient management.

December 5, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Mohican River Watershed
The Mohican River watershed in north-central Ohio is in good condition, according to an Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the watershed. The Agency is accepting comments on the draft report until Jan. 5, 2015.

December 2, 2014
Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Plan to Address Contamination at Former Lexington Factory
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, to answer questions and accept comments about a plan to address contamination at the former Hamilton Standard Controls facility in Lexington.

November 6, 2014
Ohio EPA Considering Renewal of INEOS Hazardous Waste Permit
Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have jointly issued draft renewals of the hazardous waste facility operating permit for INEOS USA Inc., which would allow the company to continue to store and treat hazardous at its Fort Amanda Road facility in Lima.

November 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $3,367 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Williams County SWCD
Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been awarded a $3,367 mini grant from the Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund for its “Rivers Around Us” program. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.

October 30, 2014
Norwalk among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Norwalk one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Norwalk today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Huron among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Huron one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Huron today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Nab Nature Preserve Dumper
Eleven containers containing paint, sealer and oil wastes were dumped beside Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve in Lucas County in late September. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen activity at the dump site or know the person or people who dumped the material.

October 10, 2014
Dr. R. Peter Richards and City of Lorain Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards
Dr. R. Peter Richards and the city of Lorain are the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC). OLEC honors one person and one organization each year that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 19 individuals and organizations have been recognized for their stewardship.

October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

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