February 10, 2012 Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Marietta
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Washington County meets the 1997 federal fine particulate standard.
February 9, 2012 Public May Comment on Proposed Water Quality Settlement in Greene County
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, on behalf of Ohio EPA, has reached a proposed settlement with Clemens Development Co. and Richard Clemens for failure to implement storm water runoff measures at a 71-acre property located on the east side of Sugarcreek Road and north of Route 725 in Greene County.
February 8, 2012 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Renewal for Geauga County Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to renew a Bainbridge Township wastewater treatment plant’s discharge permit will be the focus of a Feb. 22, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 7, 2012 Willard Mobile Home Park Will Connect to City’s Water System, Make Wastewater Plant Improvements
The owner of Willard Mobile Home Park in Huron County has until April 30, 2012, to connect to the city of Willard’s public drinking water system and until Feb. 21, 2012, to bring its wastewater treatment system into compliance with its wastewater discharge permit.
February 7, 2012 Lorain County Company to Pay Penalty for Violating Ohio’s Air Pollution Control Laws
The Elyria Foundry Company has agreed to pay Ohio EPA a $155,000 penalty as a settlement for violating Ohio’s air pollution control laws at its iron foundry located at 120 Filbert Street in Elyria.
February 7, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.
February 2, 2012 Toledo’s ACME Building Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s VAP
Through the voluntary efforts of the city of Toledo, another local brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing investigation and remediation under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).
February 1, 2012 Statement Concerning the Decision to Withdraw the Water Quality Rules Package
“After taking into consideration all of the information available to me, I have made a decision to withdraw Ohio EPA’s water quality rule package from JCARR and further vet them through the Common Sense Initiative process.
February 1, 2012 State Awards E-Check Contract for New Decentralized Program
The State of Ohio has awarded the next E-Check contract to Envirotest Systems. The program will be changing to a decentralized program, which is required by H.B. 153.
February 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Issues Final Air General Permit for Production Operations at Shale Gas Well Sites
Ohio EPA has issued a final air general permit to cover production operations at shale gas well sites.
January 31, 2012 Ohio will nominate Green Ribbon Schools in March
Calling all “green” Ohio schools! Does your school have what it takes to be nationally recognized?
January 31, 2012 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Exemption to State Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing to allow an exemption to Ohio’s greenhouse gas tailoring rules for facilities that use biomass as fuel in order to mirror the federal rule.
January 31, 2012 Registration Opens for Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference
Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, May 23 and 24th, 2012.
January 31, 2012 Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of Cuyahoga County and a Cleveland property owner, another area property has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).
January 30, 2012 Ohio EPA Offering Info Sessions in February for Surface Water Improvement Grants
Communities and organizations interested in learning how to apply for grants to improve water quality can attend upcoming information sessions Ohio EPA is holding on the Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant program.