October 15, 2020 Ohio EPA Detects PFAS in Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced today that the public water system serving the Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center, an educational facility and event space in Dayton, has tested positive for elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
October 9, 2020 Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss SoMoCo Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on an application from the Morrow County Commissioners (on behalf of the SoMoCo Wastewater Treatment Plant) for a new wastewater discharge permit with a proposed discharge to Alum Creek.
October 5, 2020 Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Power Plant Efficiency
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address power plant efficiency. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
September 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Announces Latest Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 19 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence stewardship award.
September 30, 2020 New Hazardous Waste Rules Approved, Take Effect in October
Updated hazardous waste management rules will take effect on Oct. 5, 2020. Known as the generator improvement rules package, the new rules align Ohio’s rules with their federal counterparts.
September 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Campbell’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA is considering a request to add a new wastewater discharge location for the Campbell Soup plant in Napoleon and incorporate the outfall and discharge limits into a wastewater discharge permit renewal for the facility.
September 28, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Credible Data Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address the credible data program. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.
September 17, 2020 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Phillips Drive Bank Restoration Application
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing to take comments on an application for a water quality certification related to the proposed Phillips Drive bank restoration in Mount Vernon.
September 11, 2020 Information Session to Discuss Waste Acceptance Criteria Implementation Plan at Former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual information session to provide an overview of the Waste Acceptance Criteria Implementation Plan (WACIP) for the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
September 11, 2020 Study of Lake Erie Central Basin Tributaries Released
Ohio EPA today released a study examining water and sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from 38 named and unnamed rivers and streams that flow into the Lake Erie Central Basin in northeast Ohio. These small streams drain approximately 1,040 square miles in portions of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties.
September 10, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Stream Quality Designation Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes beneficial use designation rules for the Maumee River, Sandusky River, Huron River, and Portage River watersheds. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.
September 9, 2020 Photos Chosen as Judges’ Favorites in 2020 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Out of 177 photographs submitted by amateur photographers, 11 were recognized as judges’ favorites in the annual Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized during the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) Sept. 9 virtual meeting. This year’s photos feature the variety of places and life that reflect Ohio’s Lake Erie. The winning photos can be found at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.
September 9, 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission Approves H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Advisory Council
To guide the State in addressing harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie, today the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) announced the creation of the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) Advisory Council. The TAP Advisory Council will evaluate and validate technology proposals and facilitate demonstration projects to determine their effectiveness at addressing HABs. OLEC has also selected Tetra Tech as a third-party technology vendor to assist the TAP Advisory Council in evaluating the most promising technologies.
September 3, 2020 Ohio EPA Announces H2Ohio Funding to Replace Lead Service Lines
Today, Ohio EPA announced that lead service lines and lead-containing fixtures will be removed and replaced at approximately 185 childcare facilities in Cincinnati as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative.
September 1, 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate through the webinar application.