November 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Asbestos Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments at a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s rules related to asbestos hazard abatement contractors, training providers, specialists and other professionals.
November 1, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing to Amend Demolition Debris Landfill Rules
Rule changes related to construction and demolition debris landfills in Ohio will be the focus of a Nov. 15, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
October 12, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Oct. 26 Hearing to Discuss Rules for New Alternative Fuels Vehicles Grants Program
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, regarding rules related for the Agency’s new Alternative Fuels Vehicles grant program.
October 3, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 18 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards today at the Sustainability Conference in Columbus.
August 25, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Sept. 6 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Emergency Response Commission Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, regarding rule changes related to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
August 14, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.
July 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes General Permit for Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water and wastewater discharges from bulk fuel storage facilities in Ohio.
July 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 17, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.
July 5, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final version of the 2018 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.
June 21, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Increase Awareness of Seasonal Wetlands
Ohio’s vernal pool wetlands will be the focus of an expanded public awareness campaign thanks to a $25,200 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Wetlands Association (OWA) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
June 21, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Ohio Clean Marina Program
Ohio marina owners and operators will learn how to improve dockside water and air quality thanks to a $14,628 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
May 23, 2017 Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA is announcing the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six students were selected during State Science Day at The Ohio State University on May 13.
May 17, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Recipients of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Acting Director Lance Himes today announced nearly $1 million in funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state for mosquito control grants. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.
May 16, 2017 Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Friday, June 16, 2017, to accept public comments on the draft 2018 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.