February 21, 2012
Ohio EPA Goes Live With New eDocument Management System
In an effort to simplify record-keeping while creating easy public access to Ohio EPA documents, the Agency is implementing a new system to manage electronic documents more effectively and efficiently, serving as Ohio EPA’s “virtual filing cabinet.”

February 17, 2012
Perry County Commissioners Agree to Address Unsanitary Conditions in Three Unsewered Areas
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Perry County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance in the unincorporated areas of Rehobeth, Old Rainer Rd. and Moore’s Junction (also known as Six Mile Turn).

February 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Update to Akron’s Long-Term Control Plan
The city of Akron’s updated plan to reduce combined sewer overflows will be the focus of a Feb. 29, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Waterville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, about a request from Hanson Aggregates Midwest to renew the wastewater discharge permit for its Waterville Quarry.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. about two draft air permits issued to Central Ohio BioEnergy

February 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Marietta
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Washington County meets the 1997 federal fine particulate standard.

February 9, 2012
Public May Comment on Proposed Water Quality Settlement in Greene County
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, on behalf of Ohio EPA, has reached a proposed settlement with Clemens Development Co. and Richard Clemens for failure to implement storm water runoff measures at a 71-acre property located on the east side of Sugarcreek Road and north of Route 725 in Greene County.

February 8, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Renewal for Geauga County Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to renew a Bainbridge Township wastewater treatment plant’s discharge permit will be the focus of a Feb. 22, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

February 7, 2012
Willard Mobile Home Park Will Connect to City’s Water System, Make Wastewater Plant Improvements
The owner of Willard Mobile Home Park in Huron County has until April 30, 2012, to connect to the city of Willard’s public drinking water system and until Feb. 21, 2012, to bring its wastewater treatment system into compliance with its wastewater discharge permit.

February 7, 2012
Lorain County Company to Pay Penalty for Violating Ohio’s Air Pollution Control Laws
The Elyria Foundry Company has agreed to pay Ohio EPA a $155,000 penalty as a settlement for violating Ohio’s air pollution control laws at its iron foundry located at 120 Filbert Street in Elyria.

February 7, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.

February 2, 2012
Toledo’s ACME Building Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s VAP
Through the voluntary efforts of the city of Toledo, another local brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing investigation and remediation under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

February 1, 2012
Statement Concerning the Decision to Withdraw the Water Quality Rules Package
“After taking into consideration all of the information available to me, I have made a decision to withdraw Ohio EPA’s water quality rule package from JCARR and further vet them through the Common Sense Initiative process.

February 1, 2012
State Awards E-Check Contract for New Decentralized Program
The State of Ohio has awarded the next E-Check contract to Envirotest Systems. The program will be changing to a decentralized program, which is required by H.B. 153.

February 1, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air General Permit for Production Operations at Shale Gas Well Sites
Ohio EPA has issued a final air general permit to cover production operations at shale gas well sites.

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