August 29, 2019 Ohio EPA to Hold Third Meeting to Discuss Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA will hold a third public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.
August 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2020 Wastewater Projects Across the State
Communities seeking help to fund wastewater infrastructure projects for 2020 need to submit nominations by Aug. 31, 2019, for assistance under the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). Projects may be nominated by following the instructions and forms available on Ohio EPA’s website.
July 31, 2019 Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by six 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.
July 3, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Vrooman Road Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application to modify a previously permitted water quality certification to the Ohio Department of Transportation related to construction of a bridge over the Grand River.
July 2, 2019 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Enterprise Park
Ohio EPA issued final certification today to North Eastwood, LLC’s Enterprise Park project for a 100-acre medical campus in Howland Township, Trumbull County.
June 26, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for MBJ Holdings Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification related to MBJ Holdings’ proposed construction of a light industrial complex on Jug Street, in Jersey Township.
June 26, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Camp Garfield Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for modification to a water quality certification related to a proposed construction project at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, modifying an existing multi-purpose gun range.
June 25, 2019 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Buckeye Brine
Today, Ohio EPA issued final permits-to-operate to Buckeye Brine for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells in Coshocton.
June 21, 2019 ‘Celebrating Comeback of the Burning River’ Documentary Wins Emmy Award
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter announced this week the awarding of an Emmy for an Ohio EPA documentary chronicling the recovery of the Cuyahoga River. The 13-minute video, “Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River,” revisits the June 22, 1969, river fire that gained national attention. The creation of federal and state clean air and water regulations (and agencies) soon followed, marking the beginning of remarkable environmental restorations throughout the country, including those improvements now evident in the Cuyahoga River.
May 31, 2019 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on General Permits for Ohio Department of Transportation Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting comments regarding a renewal of a draft statewide general permit for road construction and repair.
March 19, 2019 Ohio EPA to Hold Second Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a second public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate (originally submitted August 31, 2018) for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton. If approved, the permits would allow the facility to convert two existing Class II wells to Class I status.
March 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for TJX
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies, Inc., for the Home Goods Distribution Center project, a 1.2 million square foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Rd., Lordstown.
March 18, 2019 Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Restrictions on Fish Consumption” Impairment Designation
Confirming research showing continued improvements to local water quality, U.S. EPA has agreed with Ohio EPA’s recommendation that restrictions on fish consumption in the Cuyahoga River (from Gorge Dam to Lake Erie) can be eased. Any remaining advisories for that segment of stream are now consistent with the state’s general recommendations (updated yearly).
January 29, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Geauga Park District 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 the Geauga Park District to restore and enhance existing wetlands, streams and riparian areas within Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park.
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