June 16, 2021
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing June 29 about General Permit for Bridge Maintenance
Ohio EPA will accept public comments at a virtual public hearing about renewing a general permit allowing wastewater discharges from specific bridge maintenance activities. The discharges are associated with cleaning of bridge joints, scuppers and drainage troughs, and bridge seats.

June 15, 2021
Ohio EPA Offering Grants to Replace Diesel-Powered Off-Road Equipment with Electric-Powered Equipment
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for 2021 Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund grants through Aug. 13, 2021. Grants are available for off-road equipment operating in 26 priority counties.

June 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants through July 15, 2021. The summer grant cycle includes both mini grants (from $500 to $5,000) and general grants (up to $50,000).

June 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Documents for Developing Maumee Watershed Nutrient Plan
Ohio EPA’s second public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. The module includes details on the first two steps of this TMDL development.

June 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Preble County Quarry
Ohio EPA is considering an application for a wastewater discharge permit for the Barrett Paving Materials Lewisburg quarry. The new quarry is at the site of the former Wysong Stone Quarry.

May 25, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Waynesville Campground
Ohio EPA is considering a wastewater discharge permit application for a new wastewater treatment system for Frontier Campground in Waynesville.

May 17, 2021
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the Draft 2022 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 14, 2021
Virtual Meeting Set June 3 about Brecksville Project
Ohio EPA has extended the public comment deadline on a water quality certification application for the proposed construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Brecksville. The extended deadline for public comments is June 14, 2021.

May 10, 2021
Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by five regional planning agencies. The plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution in a defined geographic area. The plans address a variety of water quality issues ranging from sewage treatment to urban and agricultural runoff.

May 7, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Milford Business
Ohio EPA is considering applications for a new wastewater treatment system and associated discharge for a proposed new tavern located at 222 Wooster Pike, Milford.

May 5, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

May 4, 2021
Columbus Property Receives Amended Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the Gowdy North Property, 1045 and 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, have received what’s known as an amended covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

May 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Carvel Manor Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021, to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge renewal permit for the Carvel Manor wastewater treatment plant in Pickaway County.

April 30, 2021
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Twelve Organizations throughout Ohio
Twelve Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration and environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $225,215.

April 29, 2021
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $28 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $28 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities $4.6 million.

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