April 7, 2015 Ohio Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer today announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its plan to place dredge material from Cleveland Harbor, which includes six miles of the Cuyahoga River, in Lake Erie or not dredge the entire navigation channel unless a non-federal partner pays to place it in confined disposal facilities.
March 31, 2015 Ohio EPA Decision Clears Way For Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA today 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.
March 26, 2015 Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.
March 19, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.
March 17, 2015 Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Bellville is upgrading its wastewater treatment to make the overall process more effective, including removing more ammonia, to improve water quality and reduce nutrients in Clear Fork Mohican River, thanks to an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
March 13, 2015 Ohio EPA Report Shows Ashtabula River Substantially Improved
Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.
March 13, 2015 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Rerouting a Stream Channel to Lake Erie
Potential stream and wetland impacts from a proposed stream channel rerouting that would divert
water in a maximum flood event will be the subject of a public meeting on March 26, 2015. The permit
request comes from FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company in North Perry for the stream site at 10
Center Road, Perry, located east of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.
March 5, 2015 2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.
March 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Issues Draft Discharge Permit to Ashtabula Energy; Schedules Second Public Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, regarding a draft wastewater discharge permit issued to Ashtabula Energy for a proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in Ashtabula.
March 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Meeting about Road Construction Project in Henry County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on the State Route 109 bridge over the Maumee River in Henry County. The meeting will take place at the Liberty Center Public Library, 124 East St., Liberty Center.
February 24, 2015 Study Finds Tenmile Creek, Ottawa River in Fair Condition
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality report details the results of an extensive study of the Tenmile Creek and Ottawa River watershed in Fulton and Lucas counties.
February 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Lake County Switching Station Project
Potential wetlands impacts from a proposed switching station expansion in LeRoy Township will be the focus of a March 5, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the LeRoy Township Senior Community Center, 13028 LeRoy Center Road, Painesville.
February 11, 2015 Governor Kasich Signs Executive Order to Further Protect Lake Erie
Today Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.
February 11, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Cleveland Harbor Dredging; Feb. 24 Public Hearing Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma.
February 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Toledo Harbor Dredging and Army Corps’ Analysis; Feb. 18 Public Meeting Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel. The meeting will take place at Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 640 Jackson St., Toledo.