October 10, 2019 Environmental Education Mini-Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations throughout Ohio
Seven Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund mini-grants for programs focusing on watersheds, water quality, storm water management and rain gardens, geology and land use, and hydroponics. Mini-grants are awarded for up to $5,000. This fall’s grants total $26,263.
October 3, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Olentangy River Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the Delaware County Engineer’s bridge reconstruction project over the Olentangy River and the addition of three lanes to Home Road.
September 27, 2019 Ohio EPA Celebrates 25 Years of Cleanups, Redevelopment of Old Industrial Properties around the State
A revitalization project in Cleveland’s Flats East is among the most recent properties to be returned to productive use during the 25-year history of Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program. The innovative program has benefitted communities across the state economically and environmentally by encouraging property owners to voluntarily clean up their land for redevelopment.
September 18, 2019 Ohio EPA Announces Meetings to Discuss State Solid Waste Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a series of hearings over the next few weeks, providing the public an opportunity to comment on proposed updates to the state plan that establishes waste reduction and recycling goals for Ohio and the state’s 52 solid waste management districts. The main purpose of the state plan is to help protect the environment by reducing Ohio’s reliance on using solid waste landfill facilities.
September 18, 2019 Judges Choose Favorite Photos in ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Eleven diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the favorites in the 2019 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Photographers were recognized by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at its Sept. 18 meeting at the Black River Landing in Lorain.
September 4, 2019 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Fulton County Steel Mill Expansion
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a Sept. 18, 2019, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit for an expansion of the North Star BlueScope Steel mill located in Delta.
September 4, 2019 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting in Lorain
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain.
September 3, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lowell Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the village of Lowell’s application for a permit-to-install for construction of an expanded wastewater treatment plant and related discharges.
August 29, 2019 Ohio EPA to Hold Third Meeting to Discuss Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA will hold a third public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.
August 29, 2019 Public Hearing to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft solid waste permit for Rumpke Waste, Inc., that if approved and issued as final, would allow a vertical and lateral expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill in Waverly.
August 21, 2019 EPA, Ohio: Columbus is Nation’s First Non-Attainment Area to Meet Ozone Air Quality Standard
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health.
August 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Sixteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
August 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2020 Wastewater Projects Across the State
Communities seeking help to fund wastewater infrastructure projects for 2020 need to submit nominations by Aug. 31, 2019, for assistance under the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). Projects may be nominated by following the instructions and forms available on Ohio EPA’s website.
August 13, 2019 Local Watershed Planning Underway to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Sandusky and Maumee watersheds are beginning to hold meetings for local watershed planning efforts in northwest Ohio, and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is encouraging residents, community organizations, and other interested parties to participate. These local districts applied for and received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for reducing nutrients that cause harmful algae blooms in local streams, rivers, and Lake Erie.
August 12, 2019 Meeting Set for Ashtabula River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment for fish tumors and other deformities within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.