April 4, 2016
Ohio Digging up Ideas for Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s greatest assets and its harbors must be dredged regularly to keep ports open for shipping. Much of the material dredged from the lake currently is dumped into the open waters of the lake. However, most of the material could be used for projects to benefit the environment and economy. In addition, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 1 into law in 2015, which requires open lake disposal of dredged material to end by July 1, 2020.

March 24, 2016
Ottawa River Restoration Plan Topic of Public Meeting
Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment for the Ottawa River in Toledo. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan and listen to comments. The meeting will be in Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 401 S. Erie St., Toledo.

March 18, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at Maumee Bay State Park
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Maumee Bay State Park Conference Center, 1750 State Park Road No. 2, Oregon.

March 9, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Visits First Solar to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence, Leadership
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited First Solar, Inc., in Perrysburg today to recognize the company for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship. He toured the facility, seeing how First Solar’s commitment to the environment goes beyond the renewable energy products the company manufactures.

February 23, 2016
Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New Targets Announced by U.S. EPA
In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.

February 17, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meeting, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permit for Proposed Waterville Compressor Station
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on March 16, 2016, about a draft air permit for a proposed compressor station that would be located off of Moosman Drive (south of Neapolis Waterville Road) and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.

February 4, 2016
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Bellville will make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and pump station using a loan from Ohio EPA, improving water quality to the Mohican River watershed.

January 28, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Special Meeting Set Feb. 2 at ODNR Office in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Columbus. The meeting will be held in ODNR’s Conference Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E.

January 15, 2016
Ohio EPA Opens Public Comment Period for Draft Air Permit for the Clyde 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 Clyde area of Sandusky County. The compressor station would be located east of Pickle Street (south of I-90) and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.

January 15, 2016
Ohio EPA Opens Public Comment Period for Draft Air Permit for the Waterville 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 Waterville area of Lucas County. The compressor station would be located off of Moosman Drive (south of Neapolis Waterville Road) and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.

December 24, 2015
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Bellville will make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and pump station using a loan from Ohio EPA, improving water quality to the Mohican River watershed.

December 23, 2015
Mifflin to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
A new wastewater treatment system will help Mifflin improve water quality in Charles Mill Lake by capturing and treating wastewater from 60 homes and 10 businesses currently served by home septic treatment systems (HSTS). Some of the existing systems are failing and cause water quality problems when untreated or partially-treated sewage migrates from individual properties to streams, lakes and other public recreational areas.

December 23, 2015
Clyde to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Clyde will improve water quality in Raccoon Creek leading to better water quality conditions in Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie when the city constructs a 1 million gallon equalization basin to reduce untreated sewer flows.

December 22, 2015
Sewer District Will Reduce Sewer Overflows in Northwood; Project Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address storm water infiltration into the sanitary sewer system in Northwood. The sewer district is funding the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

December 21, 2015
Northwestern Water & Sewer District to Conduct Water Loss Audit
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will conduct an audit of its public water system to determine the extent of water loss and lost revenue due to leaks, meter problems, billing issues and unmetered usage. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA is assisting in the financing of the project.

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