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.

January 31, 2012
Ohio will nominate Green Ribbon Schools in March
Calling all “green” Ohio schools!  Does your school have what it takes to be nationally recognized? 

January 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Exemption to State Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing to allow an exemption to Ohio’s greenhouse gas tailoring rules for facilities that use biomass as fuel in order to mirror the federal rule.

January 31, 2012
Registration Opens for Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference
Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, May 23 and 24th, 2012.

January 31, 2012
Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of Cuyahoga County and a Cleveland property owner, another area property has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 30, 2012
Ohio EPA Offering Info Sessions in February for Surface Water Improvement Grants
Communities and organizations interested in learning how to apply for grants to improve water quality can attend upcoming information sessions Ohio EPA is holding on the Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant program.

January 30, 2012
Ohio EPA Becoming Social
The public can learn more about environmental issues through Ohio EPA’s new Twitter account and YouTube Channel.

January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Wastewater Discharge Permit Request For Delaware
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thurs., Feb. 9, 2012, to accept comments about the city of Delaware’s wastewater discharge permit application for a new water treatment plant.

January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Two Rules Affecting Ohio’s Water Quality
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Feb. 1, 2012, to take comments on proposed rules packages for the state water quality standards, and 401 water quality certifications.

January 20, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period Regarding Draft Air Permit for Cleveland Public Power
The public comment period concerning a draft air permit for a proposed municipal solid waste gasification plant in Cleveland has been extended to February 23, 2012.

January 20, 2012
East Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of The Electrolizing Corporation of Ohio, a 2.25-acre industrial property in East Cleveland has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 19, 2012
Summit County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of the Summit County Port Authority and Lockheed Martin Corporation, a 19-acre brownfield in Akron has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Paint Creek Watershed Report
The lower portion of Paint Creek has exceptional biological quality, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through Feb. 10.

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