November 19, 2020 Central Ohio Communities Receive $16 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving approximately $16 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $2.3 million.
November 17, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Landfill Explosive Gas Monitoring Rules
Proposed rule changes that address regulations for explosive gas monitoring at municipal solid waste landfills will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
November 16, 2020 H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Issues Request for Technologies
Today, Ohio EPA issued a request for technologies for the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) to identify technologies that may help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. H2Ohio TAP was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.
November 9, 2020 Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for water quality improvement grants for projects that restore streams; reduce nonpoint source pollutants such as nutrients, sediments, acid mine drainage, and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; and/or reverse the effects of stream modification.
November 9, 2020 Recycling Grants Available from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for recycling and litter prevention grants to public and private organizations around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m.
November 3, 2020 Ohio EPA Proposes 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Dec. 3, 2020, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies.
October 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Meeting About AK Steel Middletown’s Injection Well Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting on Nov. 12, 2020, about applications to renew permits for two underground injection control wells at AK Steel in Middletown.
October 26, 2020 Study of Whitewater River Tributaries Released
The Whitewater River watershed in Southwest Ohio continues to be one of the highest quality river systems in Ohio. An Ohio EPA survey of the watershed found a high diversity of fish and other aquatic species. Ohio EPA released the study today.
October 15, 2020 Ohio EPA Detects PFAS in Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced today that the public water system serving the Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center, an educational facility and event space in Dayton, has tested positive for elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
October 9, 2020 Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss SoMoCo Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on an application from the Morrow County Commissioners (on behalf of the SoMoCo Wastewater Treatment Plant) for a new wastewater discharge permit with a proposed discharge to Alum Creek.
October 5, 2020 Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Power Plant Efficiency
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address power plant efficiency. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
September 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Announces Latest Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 19 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence stewardship award.
September 30, 2020 New Hazardous Waste Rules Approved, Take Effect in October
Updated hazardous waste management rules will take effect on Oct. 5, 2020. Known as the generator improvement rules package, the new rules align Ohio’s rules with their federal counterparts.
September 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Campbell’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA is considering a request to add a new wastewater discharge location for the Campbell Soup plant in Napoleon and incorporate the outfall and discharge limits into a wastewater discharge permit renewal for the facility.
September 28, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Credible Data Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address the credible data program. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.