March 31, 2015
Ohio EPA Decision Clears Way For Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA today approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, which is essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue using this economically important waterway.

March 26, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to the Preferred Plan for the Jackson County Landfill
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing concerning contamination and a remediation plan for the former Jackson County Landfill, located at 1841 Smith Bridge Road, Jackson. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on April 9, 2015, at the Jackson City Council Chambers, 199 Portsmouth St., Jackson.

March 26, 2015
Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.

March 26, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Community Meeting to Discuss Restoration of Nease Chemical Site
Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a community meeting on April 9, 2015, to discuss the draft natural resources restoration plan for the former Nease Chemical site, located on State Route 14A, Salem.

March 19, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.

March 18, 2015
Summit County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The city of Cuyahoga Falls has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the Cuyahoga River Corridor Brownfield Area in Cuyahoga Falls.

March 18, 2015
March 26 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2015 through June 2016.

March 17, 2015
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Bellville is upgrading its wastewater treatment to make the overall process more effective, including removing more ammonia, to improve water quality and reduce nutrients in Clear Fork Mohican River, thanks to an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

March 13, 2015
Ohio EPA Report Shows Ashtabula River Substantially Improved
Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.

March 13, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Rerouting a Stream Channel to Lake Erie
Potential stream and wetland impacts from a proposed stream channel rerouting that would divert water in a maximum flood event will be the subject of a public meeting on March 26, 2015. The permit request comes from FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company in North Perry for the stream site at 10 Center Road, Perry, located east of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

March 12, 2015
April 15 Deadline Set for Environmental Education Scholarship Applications
Ohio EPA invites scholarship applications by April 15, 2015, from students in environmental science, environmental engineering and related majors at Ohio colleges and universities.

March 9, 2015
Ohio EPA Celebrates Ground Water Awareness Week with New Report on How State's Communities are Protecting Drinking Water
More of Ohio’s public water systems are keeping their drinking water sources safe, as detailed in a new report compiled by Ohio EPA – just in time for National Ground Water Awareness Week – March 8-14.

March 5, 2015
2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.

March 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Issues Draft Discharge Permit to Ashtabula Energy; Schedules Second Public Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, regarding a draft wastewater discharge permit issued to Ashtabula Energy for a proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in Ashtabula.

March 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Meeting about Road Construction Project in Henry County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on the State Route 109 bridge over the Maumee River in Henry County. The meeting will take place at the Liberty Center Public Library, 124 East St., Liberty Center.

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