December 29, 2020 Ohio EPA Completes Testing Drinking Water Under Ohio PFAS Action Plan
Today, Ohio EPA announced that it has received the final testing results for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water from Ohio’s public water systems, bringing to a close the Agency’s statewide sampling initiative of almost 1,550 public water systems under Ohio’s PFAS Action Plan.
December 22, 2020 Ohio EPA Announces First-Year H2Ohio Accomplishments to Improve Water Quality in Ohio
This week, Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson outlined the progress the Agency has made in the first year of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, which has a goal to provide safe and clean water for Ohioans while ensuring the long-term health of our lakes and waterways.
December 8, 2020 Ohio Announces $12 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson announced today that nearly $12 million in grants will be awarded to 40 entities, including 10 Ohio school districts, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment.
November 25, 2020 Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Waste Program Merge
Ohio EPA will be holding a virtual public hearing on proposed new rules to merge the industrial waste program and the residual waste program.
November 17, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Landfill Explosive Gas Monitoring Rules
Proposed rule changes that address regulations for explosive gas monitoring at municipal solid waste landfills will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
November 16, 2020 H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Issues Request for Technologies
Today, Ohio EPA issued a request for technologies for the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) to identify technologies that may help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. H2Ohio TAP was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.
November 9, 2020 Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for water quality improvement grants for projects that restore streams; reduce nonpoint source pollutants such as nutrients, sediments, acid mine drainage, and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; and/or reverse the effects of stream modification.
November 9, 2020 Recycling Grants Available from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for recycling and litter prevention grants to public and private organizations around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m.
November 3, 2020 Ohio EPA Proposes 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Dec. 3, 2020, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies.
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 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.
August 20, 2020 Ohio EPA Selects 2020 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eleven environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.
August 20, 2020 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Amendments to Drinking Water Chemical Monitoring Rule
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address disinfection byproducts in public drinking water systems. A virtual public hearing about the amended rule will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.