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 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 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.

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 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 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

December 6, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Petmin Limited
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting Dec. 20, 2018 to discuss the draft air permit-to-install that, if approved, would allow Petmin Limited to install and operate a pig iron manufacturing facility in the city of Ashtabula.

December 4, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.

November 20, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Enterprise Park 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 North Eastwood LLC to construct healthcare, educational and residential facilities in Howland Township.

October 23, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces $15 Million in First Round ‘VW Settlement Grants’ to Improve Air Quality
Ohio EPA has selected 21 VW Mitigation Grant recipients for projects geared toward reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment. NOx emissions are significant contributors to ground-level ozone pollution. This first round of funding from Ohio’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement directs $15 million toward replacing diesel engines in the state’s counties that presently do not meet federal air quality standards for ozone.

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