May 9, 2012 Water Quality Report Issued for Small Tributaries to Lake Erie, Maumee River
A water quality report issued by Ohio EPA this week details findings on tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until June 11, 2012.
May 9, 2012 Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.
May 8, 2012 Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Improvement Projects
Approximately $3 million in federal grants for stream water quality improvement will be available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is the close of business June 1, 2012.
May 3, 2012 Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.
May 2, 2012 Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permits Issued to Lake County’s Lubrizol Corporation
Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have scheduled a May 15, 2012, public meeting to discuss state and federal draft hazardous waste permits issued to The Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe.
April 30, 2012 State Announces Harmful Algal Bloom Advisory Levels for 2012
The State of Ohio today announced this season’s strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in recreational waters.
April 26, 2012 Columbus Coated Fabrics Property Cleared for Residential Redevelopment
Another brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and cleanup through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of Wagenbrenner Development, its subsidiaries, the city of Columbus and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
April 25, 2012 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting about Sunny Farms Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, to accept comments on a proposed expansion of the Sunny Farms Landfill in Seneca County.
April 24, 2012 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Proposed Monday Creek Restoration Projects
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on May 8, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of 20 separate Monday Creek restoration projects in Athens, Hocking and Perry counties.
April 24, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Updates to Ambient Air Quality And Emergency Episode Standards
Ohio EPA is proposing amendments to ambient air quality and emergency episode standards to make them the same as the federal rules.
April 23, 2012 Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permit Issued to Lorain County’s Republic Steel
Ohio EPA has scheduled a May 7, 2012, public meeting to discuss a draft air permit issued to Republic Steel for a major project at the company’s Lorain steelmaking facility.
April 20, 2012 In-Lake Monitoring Station Installed at Buckeye Lake
To better assess water quality conditions at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) have partnered with an Ohio-based manufacturer of water monitoring systems to install a data station near the center of the 3,200-acre lake.
April 19, 2012 Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Belmont County School’s Wastewater Project
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on May 3, 2012, at 6 p.m. to discuss water quality impacts from a proposed Powhatan Elementary School wastewater treatment plant project at 54685 Mount Victory Rd., Powhatan Point in York Township.
April 17, 2012 Koch Foods of Cincinnati, Ohio EPA Reach Agreement
Koch Foods of Cincinnati (Koch), located at 4100 Port Union Road, Fairfield, has agreed to correct repeated deficiencies in its risk management plan as part of a settlement with Ohio EPA.
April 17, 2012 Ohio EPA to Update State Water Quality Management Plans; Public Hearing Will be Held
Ohio EPA is evaluating updates to water quality management plans prepared by six regional planning agencies and invites the public to comment.