June 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants through July 15, 2021. The summer grant cycle includes both mini grants (from $500 to $5,000) and general grants (up to $50,000).

June 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Documents for Developing Maumee Watershed Nutrient Plan
Ohio EPA’s second public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. The module includes details on the first two steps of this TMDL development.

June 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Preble County Quarry
Ohio EPA is considering an application for a wastewater discharge permit for the Barrett Paving Materials Lewisburg quarry. The new quarry is at the site of the former Wysong Stone Quarry.

May 28, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate here.

May 27, 2021
Ohio Releases Updated Response Strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms In Recreational Waters
As the summer recreation season approaches, Ohio is simplifying the health advisories related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and setting more protective threshold levels that trigger the posting of public health advisories at recreational waterbodies. The updated HABs Strategy for Recreational Waters is available online.

May 25, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Waynesville Campground
Ohio EPA is considering a wastewater discharge permit application for a new wastewater treatment system for Frontier Campground in Waynesville.

May 17, 2021
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the Draft 2022 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 14, 2021
Virtual Meeting Set June 3 about Brecksville Project
Ohio EPA has extended the public comment deadline on a water quality certification application for the proposed construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Brecksville. The extended deadline for public comments is June 14, 2021.

May 10, 2021
Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by five regional planning agencies. The plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution in a defined geographic area. The plans address a variety of water quality issues ranging from sewage treatment to urban and agricultural runoff.

May 7, 2021
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

May 7, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Milford Business
Ohio EPA is considering applications for a new wastewater treatment system and associated discharge for a proposed new tavern located at 222 Wooster Pike, Milford.

May 5, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

May 4, 2021
Columbus Property Receives Amended Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the Gowdy North Property, 1045 and 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, have received what’s known as an amended covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

May 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Carvel Manor Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021, to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge renewal permit for the Carvel Manor wastewater treatment plant in Pickaway County.

April 30, 2021
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Twelve Organizations throughout Ohio
Twelve Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration and environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $225,215.

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