March 30, 2016
Ohio EPA Hearing Set for Changes to Athens-Hocking Reclamation Center Permit
Ohio EPA is considering an updated draft permit for the Athens-Hocking Reclamation Center. The proposal will be the subject of a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on April 11, 2016, in the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens.

March 9, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Otway Wastewater Discharge and Engineering Permits
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed project that would establish sewer service in the village of Otway and discharge treated wastewater to Bloody Run, just above the confluence with Scioto Brush Creek. The information session and hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St., Portsmouth.

January 15, 2016
Ohio EPA Opens Public Comment Period for Draft Air Permit for the Salineville Compressor Station
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments until February 16, 2016 on a draft air permit for a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Salineville area of Columbiana County. The compressor station would be located near Yellow Creek Road and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.

January 14, 2016
Learn How Reviewers Think and Write Better Grant Applications
Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 103 class to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Conference rooms A and B, at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 E. Front St., Logan.

January 14, 2016
Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify funding sources and follow up with solid grant proposals. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Campus Martius/Ohio River Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta.

January 13, 2016
Batavia Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Batavia Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

January 11, 2016
Collins Career Technical Center Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Collins Career Technical Center are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

September 4, 2015
Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.

September 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.

July 30, 2015
Ohio EPA Approves Second of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Receives Green Light for Structure Removals
Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site.

July 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Approves First of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Gets Green Light for Disposal Cell
The Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant is a step closer to conducting final remedy and cleanup thanks to the first of two Records of Decision (ROD) submitted by the U.S. Department of Energy being approved by Ohio EPA.

June 11, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.

April 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Offers Free Workshop About Brownfield Redevelopment
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop on May 8 in Marietta to inform small and rural communities about state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields or blighted properties. The training is ideal for economic development officials, planning commission members, municipal officials, real estate professionals, township and zoning commission members, developers, city council members and township trustees.

April 16, 2015
Learn How to Write a Great Environmental Education Grant Proposal; Ohio EPA, Gallia SWCD Team Up to Offer Free Workshop June 1
Across Ohio, great environmental education happens every day. Sometimes,businesses, governments and teachers need help funding their great ideas. Learn how to identify whether your program is a good match for an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant and how to write a winning grant proposal at a free training sponsored by Gallia Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio EPA.

April 9, 2015
Grants Help Recycling Partnerships, Support Ohio’s Glass Manufacturers
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $459,298 in grants to help direct waste glass that would end up in landfills to Ohio’s manufacturers in the form of cullet – clean bits of ground jars, bottles and windows. Ohio manufacturers need recycled glass to produce new glass products, including glass bottles and fiberglass. About 90 percent of glass containers used in Ohio ends up in landfills. Using recycled glass costs less than using raw materials by reducing energy demands.

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