January 9, 2019 Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded eight grants totaling more than $8 million for replacing 26 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, eight will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.
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
January 7, 2019 Ohio EPA Offering Nearly $3 Million Total in Grants for Nonpoint Source Reduction
Ohio EPA is requesting proposals for implementation projects to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, such as nutrients, sediment and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Nearly $3 million in grants is expected to be available.
December 27, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Modified Water Permit to Belmont County Ethane Cracker Plant
Today, Ohio EPA issued modifications to the wastewater discharge permit related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
December 21, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Air Permit for Belmont County Ethane Cracker Plant
Today, Ohio EPA issued an air permit-to-install related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
December 21, 2018 Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts from U.S. 20A Construction
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed construction project on U.S. 20A in western Lucas County. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in the Swanton Village Meeting Room, 219 Chestnut St.
December 20, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Envirosafe Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
December 7, 2018 Ohio EPA Announces 2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2019 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
December 5, 2018 Nestlé/NQAC Dublin Earns Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) in Dublin, with the Agency’s gold level environmental stewardship award. The company earned this award for its emphasis on waste diversion from landfills and energy efficiency.
November 26, 2018 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Modifications to Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on draft modifications to the wastewater discharge permit related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
November 20, 2018 Ohio EPA Requests Early Stakeholder Input for Potential Oil and Gas Rules
Ohio EPA is requesting early stakeholder input until Dec. 19, 2018, on potential rules that would cover air pollution emissions from existing non-conventional oil and gas facilities that are not currently covered by Ohio EPA’s most recent general permit.
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.
November 13, 2018 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Draft Air Permit for Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on a draft air permit-to-install related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
October 31, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented five Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level awards today at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus.
October 24, 2018 Public Comment Period Extended for Buckeye Brine Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public an additional 30 days to comment on two draft permits-to-operate for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton.