January 8, 2019 State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders
December 6, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Petmin Limited
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting Dec. 20, 2018 to discuss the draft air permit-to-install that, if approved, would allow Petmin Limited to install and operate a pig iron manufacturing facility in the city of Ashtabula.
December 4, 2018 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.
November 20, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Enterprise Park Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification, that, if approved, would allow North Eastwood LLC to construct healthcare, educational and residential facilities in Howland Township.
October 23, 2018 Ohio EPA Announces $15 Million in First Round ‘VW Settlement Grants’ to Improve Air Quality
Ohio EPA has selected 21 VW Mitigation Grant recipients for projects geared toward reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment. NOx emissions are significant contributors to ground-level ozone pollution. This first round of funding from Ohio’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement directs $15 million toward replacing diesel engines in the state’s counties that presently do not meet federal air quality standards for ozone.
October 22, 2018 Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $97 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving $97 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.
September 25, 2018 Ohio EPA Re-Issues Permit for Wayne County Biosolids Storage Pond
Ohio EPA has re-issued the permit-to-install for the Wiles Storage Pond. The permit allows Buckeye Biogas, LLC, to build a 9.2-million-gallon storage pond in Canaan Township to store anaerobically digested biosolids from the company’s Wooster facility.
September 25, 2018 Six Organizations Receive Ohio EPA Education Grants
Six Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, storm water management and environmental careers. Six mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,009.
September 21, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Wayne County Biosolids Storage Pond
Ohio EPA issued a final permit-to-install today for the Wiles Storage Pond. The permit allows Buckeye Biogas, LLC, to build a 9.2-million-gallon storage pond in Canaan Township to store anaerobically digested biosolids from the company’s Wooster facility.
September 13, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Cuyahoga River Fish Consumption
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed removal of beneficial use impairments for fish consumption within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern.
September 11, 2018 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting at Camp Perry in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Camp Perry, Building 600, 1000 Lawrence Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452.
August 17, 2018 Ohio EPA Grant to Assist Winona Residents with Drinking Water Wells; Community Water System Slated for Decommission
Ohio EPA is giving a $220,000 grant to the Columbiana County Health District to assist homeowners in Winona with the installation of private wells. The community’s water system, which has had ongoing, expensive maintenance issues, will permanently cease operations later this year.
August 13, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for U.S. Route 62
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of application from the Ohio Department of Transportation for a water quality certification for a project to raise the roadway and replace six culverts to alleviate flooding along a section of U.S. Route 62.
August 6, 2018 Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $209 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving approximately $209 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2018.
August 1, 2018 Lorain Replacing Water Mains with Ohio EPA Assistance
Lorain is installing new water mains in the South Lorain neighborhood with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.