March 16, 2017 Putnam County Village Installing Centralized Sewage System with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Belmore will receive Ohio EPA financing to install a centralized sewage system throughout the village to eliminate unsanitary discharges from failing septic systems.
March 14, 2017 Public Hearing to Discuss Suburban Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2017, to discuss a draft permit-to-install that would allow Suburban Landfill an 80-acre lateral and vertical expansion bringing the landfill’s total footprint to 178 acres. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing and will take place at Glenford Elementary School, 128 High St.
March 10, 2017 Ohio’s Lead Maps Available to Public
Maps identifying lead service lines across the state have been released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio has 1,878 Ohio public drinking water systems that were required to submit the maps by yesterday as part of recent drinking water reforms championed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure our communities are provided information and being protected like never before from lead in drinking water.
March 2, 2017 March 23 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2017 through June 2018.
March 2, 2017 Ohio EPA Introduces General Permits for Compressor Stations
Continuing to advance a strong record of achievement in protecting the environment and streamlining the state’s permitting process, Ohio EPA is now accepting general permit applications for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.
February 24, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Rover pipeline to be built in Crawford, Seneca, Hancock, Wood, Henry, Defiance, Fulton, Ashland, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Richland, Belmont and Jefferson counties.
February 23, 2017 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Conagra Brands’ Troy Plant for Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring Conagra Brands in Troy today with a flag-raising event to highlight the facility’s many achievements as environmental stewards in the local community. The Troy plant has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.
February 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on Klor Kleen Permit
The draft renewal of the hazardous waste permit for daily operations at Klor Kleen Inc. will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.
February 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces New Statewide Mosquito Control Grant Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges are in Athens today to announce funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state. Mosquito Control Grants help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis
February 17, 2017 Statewide Commercial, Industrial Recycling Data Survey Gathers Useful Data
It’s once again time for Ohio to request data from commercial and industrial businesses regarding their recycling activities. The data will be used to identify recycling trends and opportunities and indicate whether Ohio is meeting its recycling goals.
February 8, 2017 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.
February 8, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.
February 3, 2017 Columbus to Improve Drinking Water System in Brentwood Neighborhood; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Columbus drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system in the Shattuck Avenue area with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
February 2, 2017 Ashville Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater Treatment Improvements
Ashville will improve water quality in Walnut Creek when the village constructs the sewer portion of its new wastewater treatment plant with help from a $1.064 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Together, the new sewers and treatment plant will help prevent the release of untreated wastewater into Walnut Creek. Past releases of untreated sewage have led to the stream being designated nonattainment for recreational uses.
February 2, 2017 Ohio EPA Holds Feb. 10 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Air Pollution Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, regarding rule changes related to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) which are small airborne particles. The rule update only applies to fine airborne particles in areas that do not already meet the PM 2.5 standard.