August 9, 2012
Ohio Joins Multi-State Water Quality Trading Plan
The State of Ohio today joined Indiana and Kentucky in the formation of a multi-state water quality trading plan that will have a positive impact on the rivers, streams and lakes in all of the states.

June 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Temporarily Suspends Open Burning Permission

Due to weather forecasts predicting hot and dry conditions for the state, and a National Weather Service statement regarding increased fire hazards for the next few days, Ohio EPA will temporarily suspend issuing open burning permission.


June 27, 2012
Ohio EPA Completes 18 Scrap Tire Cleanups Over Two Months
To help Ohio communities deal with the expense and health impacts related to illegally disposed tires, Ohio EPA contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to complete 18 cleanups, removing nearly 134 tons of tires from 11 counties, or the equivalent of 12,467 passenger tires.

June 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments on Draft Certifications for Vessel Discharges
Ohio EPA has issued two draft certifications that would authorize ballast discharges from Ohio vessels into waters of the state in conjunction with U.S. EPA’s draft general permit for vessel discharges

June 6, 2012
Fourth Time Winner of Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
A recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research at this year’s high school Science Day is a four-time winner.

May 8, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Improvement Projects
Approximately $3 million in federal grants for stream water quality improvement will be available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is the close of business June 1, 2012.

April 30, 2012
State Announces Harmful Algal Bloom Advisory Levels for 2012
The State of Ohio today announced this season’s strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in recreational waters.

April 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Updates to Ambient Air Quality And Emergency Episode Standards
Ohio EPA is proposing amendments to ambient air quality and emergency episode standards to make them the same as the federal rules.

April 17, 2012
Ohio EPA to Update State Water Quality Management Plans; Public Hearing Will be Held
Ohio EPA is evaluating updates to water quality management plans prepared by six regional planning agencies and invites the public to comment.

April 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Recognition Program
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for its new program that recognizes those committed to environmental excellence.

March 15, 2012
ODNR, ODA and OEPA Make Water Quality Recommendations
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today announced their recommendations for reducing excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold March 26 Hearing on the 2013 Agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) is accepting comments on its proposed agenda for 2013 grant programs, environmental science and engineering initiatives, watershed awareness and water quality monitoring for students and adults.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Help Industries with Safer Chemistry Challenge
Ohio EPA is partnering with Ohio industries for the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP), a new voluntary initiative of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, with a goal to reduce the use of selected chemicals by 25 percent by 2025.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Educates About Fluoride in Well Water For Ground Water Awareness Week - March 11-17
Ohio EPA has issued a ground water quality report to provide information about fluoride in Ohio’s ground waters, available for Ground Water Awareness Week 2012, which is March 11 through 17.

March 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Open Burning Comment Period
Ohio EPA has extended the comment period for the amended rules for open burning through Friday, March 16, 2012.

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