March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Reports Results of Water Quality in Licking River Watershed
Fish and aquatic species are thriving at 40 Licking River watershed sites evaluated by Ohio EPA, according to exceptional biological results recorded in a recently published water quality study.

March 15, 2012
Annual Toledo Harbor Dredging Public Meeting Set
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel.

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 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments Concerning Maintenance Dredging of Lorain Harbor Navigation Channel
Ohio EPA is reviewing an application submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging of the Lorain Harbor federal navigation channel.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA has issued final air permits to Central Ohio BioEnergy (formerly known as quasar Energy and Schmack BioEnergy LLC), located at 2500 Jackson Pike, Columbus.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Urban Setting Designation for Land in Akron
Ohio EPA is considering a request to grant an Urban Setting Designation (USD) for land located around the Bridgestone America Technical Operations Center and Firestone Park Area in Akron. The Agency is seeking public comments before making a final decision.

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.

March 7, 2012
Ohio EPA Meeting about Proposed Mercury Limit Variance for Envirosafe’s Wastewater Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing about a mercury variance request for the discharge from Envirosafe Services of Ohio’s wastewater treatment system on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

March 6, 2012
State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus).

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Offers Free Compliance Assistance to Community Wastewater Treatment Systems
Faced with investing scarce resources to fix or replace wastewater treatment systems, hundreds of Ohio communities have turned to Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) for free onsite technical assistance.

March 2, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Public Comments About ODOT’s Proposed Portsmouth Bypass in Scioto County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on March 15, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of a proposed Portsmouth Bypass

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