September 23, 2014
Fremont Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Clauss Cutlery Property
The city of Fremont has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 6.28-acre property that was formerly the site of the Clauss Cutlery factory.

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 3, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Visits Marathon Petroleum’s Findlay Headquarters To Recognize Staff for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) Findlay Office Complex today to recognize the company for its continuing efforts in environmental stewardship. The company and the nearly 2,000 employees housed at the complex have undertaken a number of projects that have reduced waste, increased recycling and put sustainability into everyday practice.

August 13, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Renewal of Vickery Environmental’s Underground Injection Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, to present information and accept public comments on four draft permits for liquid waste injection at Vickery Environmental Inc. (VEI). The meeting will be held at the Sandusky County Board of Health, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

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.

August 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Supports Mayor Collins Water Conservation Request
Today Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler voiced his support for Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ call for temporary water conservation measures while the city performs maintenance on its water system.

August 4, 2014
Kasich Administration Supports City of Toledo Decision to Lift Water Advisory
Following Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ decision this morning to lift the drinking water advisory which the city originally issued early Saturday morning, Gov. John R. Kasich and Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler stated support for the decision. Ohio EPA officials worked with city officials this morning to analyze the results of tests the city ran overnight and agreed with the city’s conclusion that Toledo’s water is safe to drink.

August 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Recommends Lifting Toledo Drinking Water Advisory
In a letter to Mayor Collins, Director Craig Butler confirms contaminants have been below the drinking water advisory threshold and recommends lifting the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.

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.

June 30, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Defiance SWCD
A $48,405 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will allow Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) promote green infrastructure as a cost-effective method to reduce nutrient loadings and storm water runoff volume to streams. Ohio EPA awarded 11 environmental education grants statewide for $304,136.

June 23, 2014
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded two quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its June meeting in Cleveland.

June 20, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Seneca SWCD
The Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a $4,828 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to purchase a mobile education unit.

June 19, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Ottawa County Organization
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center has been awarded a $4,371 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to produce exhibits about local geology and harmful algal blooms.

May 28, 2014
$10 Million to Help Promote Beneficial Use of Toledo Harbor Dredge Materials
Ohio EPA has identified $10 million dollars of funding from Governor John R. Kasich’s capital budget to promote alternative beneficial uses for Toledo Harbor dredge materials. An agreement between Ohio EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will allow dredging of Toledo Harbor and the federal shipping channel to proceed while moving toward an eventual goal of eliminating open lake placement of dredge materials.

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