March 27, 2019 Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.
March 19, 2019 Ohio EPA to Hold Second Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a second public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate (originally submitted August 31, 2018) for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton. If approved, the permits would allow the facility to convert two existing Class II wells to Class I status.
March 19, 2019 Public Meeting to Discuss Rumpke Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on April 2, 2019, to discuss a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s footprint to 939 acres. The information session will be at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Cincinnati.
March 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for TJX
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies, Inc., for the Home Goods Distribution Center project, a 1.2 million square foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Rd., Lordstown.
March 18, 2019 Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Restrictions on Fish Consumption” Impairment Designation
Confirming research showing continued improvements to local water quality, U.S. EPA has agreed with Ohio EPA’s recommendation that restrictions on fish consumption in the Cuyahoga River (from Gorge Dam to Lake Erie) can be eased. Any remaining advisories for that segment of stream are now consistent with the state’s general recommendations (updated yearly).
March 14, 2019 Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to accept public comments about draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County.
March 7, 2019 March 27 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2019 through June 2020.
March 5, 2019 Sunny Farms Misses First Key Deadline to Reduce Odors
Ohio EPA has cited Sunny Farms Landfill for failing to meet its first key deadline to reduce odors at the landfill under the orders the company signed on Jan. 31, 2019.
March 1, 2019 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street, Toledo.
February 22, 2019 Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Workshop in Parma and Batavia
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants, other funding resource ideas and the do’s/don’ts of grant writing are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free, two-part, one-day training sessions to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.
February 21, 2019 Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Well Site
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 12, 2019, to discuss the proposed siting of a drinking water well by Artesian of Pioneer near the village of Fayette. The information session will be at Fayette Local School, 400 E. Gamble Road.
February 13, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit modification and a permit-to-install that would allow Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant to upgrade wastewater collection and treatment.
February 6, 2019 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Petmin USA Incorporated
Ohio EPA issued a final air emissions permit-to-install today to Petmin USA Incorporated, for a proposed merchant pig iron production facility in the city of Ashtabula.
February 1, 2019 Ohio EPA Requiring Sunny Farms Landfill to Address Odors
Ohio EPA has taken enforcement action against Sunny Farms Landfill LLC for persistent odor issues the facility is causing in the community. The orders require Sunny Farms to address odors and related issues at the Fostoria landfill.
January 31, 2019 Public Meeting to Discuss Noble Road Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Noble Road Landfill that, if approved, would increase the life of the landfill to approximately 24 years.