August 21, 2019 EPA, Ohio: Columbus is Nation’s First Non-Attainment Area to Meet Ozone Air Quality Standard
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health.
February 27, 2018 ARCO Site Cleanup Complete
The pile of more than 300,000 cubic yards of illegally disposed construction and demolition debris waste at the ARCO Recycling site has been removed following an eight-month cleanup. The more than $8.8 million cleanup was paid for by Ohio EPA and done in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the city of East Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office.
April 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces New Online Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of 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. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online platform allowing these organizations to connect and find solutions to material reuse and recycling needs.
October 6, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.
June 14, 2016 Statewide Mosquito Control Grants to be Announced in Warren; Regional Public Water System to be Discussed at West Farmington Water Plant
Ohio EPA to Hold Two Events in Trumbull County Thursday
May 27, 2016 Ohio Strengthens Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy For Recreational Waters
COLUMBUS – With the arrival of warmer temperatures and increased recreational water activities in Ohio, the state is further strengthening its approach to addressing harmful algal blooms in recreational waters like state park lake beaches and boat ramps.
March 31, 2016 Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures
February 17, 2016 Ohio EPA Terminates Two Employees, Demotes One After Review of Sebring Water Issue
Following an internal administrative review of the village of Sebring water issue, Ohio EPA has terminated employment of two employees in its Central Office and demoted one employee at its Northeast District Office.
December 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Announces 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final 2016 Program Management Plan and Project Priority List for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
October 16, 2015 Waste Not Want Not in the Future; 2016 Future City Competition
It is time for middle schools to register students for the 2016 Future City competition, which allows students who are our future leaders, along with a teacher, and a professional mentor from the local community to join forces and develop a model of their take on how to make the world a better place.
September 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners; Next Application Deadline is October 15, 2015
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
August 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is building a team of staff to focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality.
May 20, 2015 New Ohio EPA Search Engine Makes Finding Agency Activities Easier
Do you want to follow Ohio EPA actions in your area? Is there a public meeting or comment period about a local project? Did Ohio EPA issue a permit for a local business
November 20, 2014 Ohio EPA Celebrates 25th Year of Loan Program to Help Communities Clean up Water Pollution
The Maumee River and Swan Creek, the Ottawa River and Lake Erie are a few examples where Ohioans are seeing nutrient and bacteria levels drop, thanks in part to a loan program Ohio EPA started 25 years ago. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) allows communities to borrow money at below-market rates to improve their wastewater treatment systems.
April 1, 2013 Ohio EPA Launches New GIS Mapping at Start of Ozone Season
To kick off the beginning of ozone season today, Ohio EPA is launching a new web-based map (Geographic Information System or GIS) application which will enable Ohioans to view real-time air quality data online.