June 10, 2016 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, 878 Bayview Drive, Put-in-Bay.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Converting hardscapes to pervious pavement helps improve the water quality in runoff. The Cuyahoga River Community Planning dba Cuyahoga River Restoration, will be training municipalities, watershed organizations, community development corporations and the general public how to plan and execute these conversions.
June 3, 2016 Northeastern Ohio Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council will be working with more than 200 low-income youth to help educate them about environmentally-based jobs to help financially prepare for post-secondary education.
June 2, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Students will have the opportunity to study birds at Hathaway Brown School’s 16-acre suburban campus funded in part with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the school. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
June 2, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $4,986 Environmental Education Grant to Lake County Organization
Lake County Stormwater Management Department will focus on reducing polluted runoff to area streams through its program “Training & Education Materials for Municipal Staff” funded, in part, with a $4,986 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.
May 27, 2016 Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Groffre Investments has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former J&L Steel Lagoons property in Louisville.
May 27, 2016 Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Chevron Environmental Management Company has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating parcel B at the Harvard-Denison Plant property.
May 26, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meetings, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permits for Proposed ‘Rover Pipeline Compressor Stations’
Ohio EPA will hold five public information sessions/hearings regarding seven draft air permits related to the installation and operation of compressor stations in Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe, Noble and Wayne counties. The compressor stations are intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the proposed Rover pipeline.
May 17, 2016 Columbiana County to Receive Funding to Help Homeowners with Home Septic Treatment Systems
Columbiana County Health Department will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems using a $190,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement program.
May 13, 2016 Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.
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 31, 2016 Ohio EPA Considering Permit for Lake County Solid Waste Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA has scheduled a meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016, to discuss a draft permit for expansion of the Lake County Solid Waste Landfill.
March 23, 2016 Ohio EPA Decision Clears Way For Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, which is essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue using this economically important waterway. No dredged material can be placed in the open lake.
March 18, 2016 Sixteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all six of the most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.