January 31, 2019
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $98.8 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving $98.8 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 30, 2019
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $12.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $12.2 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Warren County Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, about the receipt of a wastewater discharge permit renewal application for the Richard Renneker drinking water treatment plant. The permit renewal application includes a new discharge from a proposed water treatment softening system.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Geauga Park District Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification that if approved, would allow the Geauga Park District to restore and enhance existing wetlands, streams and riparian areas within Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on United Initiators, Inc. Draft Renewal Permit
The draft renewal of the hazardous waste permit for daily operations at United Initiators, Inc. will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

January 24, 2019
Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit Issued for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA has issued a renewal of the hazardous waste permit for Heritage Thermal Services Inc., which allows continued operation of the treatment and storage facility located at 1250 Saint George Street.

January 23, 2019
Middle School Students Compete in “Powering our Future” 2019 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout Ohio participated in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition Saturday, Jan. 12, at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School in Groveport.

January 9, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded eight grants totaling more than $8 million for replacing 26 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, eight will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 8, 2019
State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders

January 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Offering Nearly $3 Million Total in Grants for Nonpoint Source Reduction
Ohio EPA is requesting proposals for implementation projects to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, such as nutrients, sediment and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Nearly $3 million in grants is expected to be available.

December 27, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues Modified Water Permit to Belmont County Ethane Cracker Plant
Today, Ohio EPA issued modifications to the wastewater discharge permit related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

December 21, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues Air Permit for Belmont County Ethane Cracker Plant
Today, Ohio EPA issued an air permit-to-install related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

December 21, 2018
Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts from U.S. 20A Construction
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed construction project on U.S. 20A in western Lucas County. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in the Swanton Village Meeting Room, 219 Chestnut St.

December 20, 2018
Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Envirosafe Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.

December 7, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces 2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2019 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

 
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