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 Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2.4 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2.4 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.
October 9, 2018 Two Ohio Universities to Receive Grants to Study Dredged Material Ag Uses
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.
September 27, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Rumpke Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s footprint to 939 acres. The information session will be at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Colerain Township.
September 26, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Greene County Biosolids Treatment Facility
Ohio EPA issued a final permit-to-install today to Dovetail Energy LLC to improve its biosolids treatment facility in Greene County. The permit allows the company to add two new plug flow heat tanks that are 2,000 gallons each and a new 230,000-gallon feedstock tank at its 1156 Herr Road, Fairborn 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 20, 2018 Yellow Springs Company Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing YSI Inc. today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on efficiency, protecting water resources and public outreach.
August 6, 2018 Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $9.4 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $9.4 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.
July 16, 2018 Springfield Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Springfield is lining sections of the city’s sanitary sewer lines to eliminate storm water in the wastewater collection system. The project is financed with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
July 10, 2018 Cincinnati Replacing Water Line with Ohio EPA Assistance
Cincinnati is improving service and reducing water loss by replacing the Putnam Road water main with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
June 13, 2018 Twelve Southwest Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.
June 5, 2018 Southwest Ohio Organizations Receive Ohio EPA Education Grants
Greene Soil and Water Conservation District and Clean Fuels Ohio have been awarded Ohio EPA environmental education mini grants. Eight mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,433.
June 1, 2018 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Hamilton County Agency
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will use a storm sewer retrofit project in Bechtold Park to help public officials learn about more effective storm water management technologies. The project is supported by a $49,513 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.
April 16, 2018 Ohio EPA Updates Findings on Sources of Nutrients Impacting Ohio Waters
As required by state legislation signed in 2015 (House Bill 64), Ohio EPA has completed its second statewide study identifying sources and estimating the annual amount of phosphorus and other nutrients flowing from the state’s watersheds into Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The study covers the Maumee, Portage, Sandusky, Vermilion, Cuyahoga, Great Miami, Scioto and Muskingum watersheds, and includes some direct tributaries to Lake Erie, which collectively represent surface water quality from 66 percent of the entire state.
March 8, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Greene County Biodigester Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss an application for a permit allowing Dovetail Energy LLC to expand its biosolids treatment facility in Greene County and improve the quality of its product.