January 12, 2015
Ohio EPA Receives Application for a Discharge Permit from Ashtabula Energy
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing in Ashtabula on Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, regarding an application from Ashtabula Energy to discharge treated wastewater to Lake Erie. The public hearing is at 6 p.m. at Kent State University – Ashtabula Campus, Blue-Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

January 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.

December 26, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Lake County Bridge Replacement Project
Potential wetlands and stream impacts from a proposed bridge replacement project in Leroy and Perry Townships will be the focus of a Jan. 8, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Lake County Department of Utilities Learning and Business Center, 1981 Blase Nemeth Road, Painesville.

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 1, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Related to Byesville Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2014, regarding draft permits to install and discharge from a proposed new wastewater treatment system at Island Aseptics, located at 100 Hope Ave., Byesville. The hearing will take place in the Byesville Village Hall, 221 E. Main St.

November 7, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Along a Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2014, regarding water quality impacts associated with a proposed 75.8-mile pipeline and 75-foot construction right-of-way in five eastern Ohio counties. The information session and hearing will take place in the Steubenville Public Library, Schiappa Branch, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP is the applicant.

September 18, 2014
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Quarterly Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, located at 14000 West State Route 2 in Oak Harbor.

September 12, 2014
Public Hearing Set for Portsmouth Bypass
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing related to water quality from an Ohio Department of Transportation project in Scioto County. The meeting is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2014, at the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St., Portsmouth.

August 19, 2014
Ohio EPA Continues Coordinating Clean-up Efforts of Ohio River Fuel Oil Spill
Ohio EPA is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, local officials and private sector clean-up contractors to begin cleaning up the spill of between 4,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord plant near New Richmond in Clermont County. An Ohio EPA on-scene coordinator reported to the scene early this morning to help oversee the cleanup and containment devices have been installed in the river.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing for Proposed Scioto River Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Aug. 18, 2014, on an application from the city of Columbus to discharge wastewater to the Scioto River from an upgraded system at the Dublin Road water plant. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting about Ballville Dam Demolition Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, to accept comments on a water quality certification for a project to remove the Ballville Dam in Fremont. The meeting will take place at the Terra State Community College Neeley Center, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

July 24, 2014
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Cincinnati Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about a request from Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to modify the wastewater discharge permit for its Richard Miller water treatment plant. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) office, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati.

July 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie.

July 3, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Upper Scioto River
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014.

July 3, 2014
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Regional General Permit Renewal For Ohio Department of Transportation Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting comments regarding a renewal and modification of a draft statewide general permit for road construction and repair. An information session and public hearing will be held at 3 p.m., July 21, 2014, at the Ohio EPA Central Office, sixth floor, conference room B, 50 W. Town St., Columbus.

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