January 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss EMC Ashtabula Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the EMC Ashtabula permit will be the subject of a Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

January 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Wastewater Discharge Permits and Water Quality Certification for Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA has issued as final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) associated with a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

December 30, 2016
Ohio EPA Finalizes 2017 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

December 22, 2016
Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.

December 22, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.

December 14, 2016
Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.

December 14, 2016
Columbus Green Building Forum Receives Ohio EPA Grant
High School and adult education students will have an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of green building and environmental technology with help from a $46,332 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to the Columbus Green Building Forum.

December 1, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on two different draft wastewater discharge permits related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

October 26, 2016
Wintersville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Wintersville has received a $420,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to conduct a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). This study will help Wintersville identify (so that the village can subsequently eliminate) points at which sanitary sewers and storm water combine. As a result, the system will have fewer overflows into area streams. The improvement in water quality will help both public health and the environment.

October 21, 2016
NEXUS Pipeline Water Quality Certification Comment Period Extended to Oct. 31
In response to numerous requests for additional time to review the NEXUS Gas Transmission 401 water quality certification, Ohio EPA has extended the comment period until the close of business on Oct. 31, 2016.

October 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for Cristal USA
A request to modify a discharge permit for Cristal USA in Ashtabula will be the subject of a Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Auditorium, 3300 Lake Road West.

October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Mahoning County Organization
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will use a $5,000 grant from Ohio EPA to place signs with maps throughout the Yellow Creek Watershed. The signs will help people understand how to protect surface water.

October 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Athens County Organizations
Ohio University, Department of geography, will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools.

October 17, 2016
Toledo to Improve Wastewater Treatment and Protect High-Quality Wetlands; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo will improve water quality in the Maumee River when the city installs an underground storage pipeline and basin to help minimize the effects of combined sewer overflows via its E3 International Park Storage Pipeline project. The project will be paid for in part through a $26.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund.

October 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.

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