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 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Offers Communities Financial Help To Improve Drinking Water Safety
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities that want to receive funding for drinking water-related infrastructure projects. Nominations to receive funding through the Drinking Water Assistance Fund are due on March 15, 2012.
February 29, 2012 Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.
February 23, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Ohio EPA is requesting applications through March 30 for funding from a new Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 9, 2012 Ohio EPA Joins State Electronics Challenge
Ohio EPA has become a partner organization in the State Electronics Challenge (SEC), a program developed by the Northeast Recycling Council Inc. (NERC) to encourage states to develop environmental goals and standards to meet when purchasing, operating, maintaining and disposing of electronics equipment.