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.

June 26, 2014
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Quality Improvement and Restoration Projects
Approximately $2.5 million in Clean Water Act grants for stream restoration and water quality improvement projects is available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is July 25, 2014.

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.

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.

May 21, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting about Road Construction Project in Montgomery County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on Interstate 70 in Butler Township.

April 25, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Lower Sandusky River, Sandusky Bay Tributaries
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the lower Sandusky River watershed and smaller Sandusky Bay tributary is available for public review and comment.

April 15, 2014
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects Within Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded four quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its March meeting in Columbus.

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