August 2, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Woodville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, regarding an application to renew a wastewater discharge permit for the Area Aggregates/Olen Corp. Woodville Quarry.

June 30, 2021
Ohio EPA’s 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan Available
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) program management plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

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 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 27, 2021
Ohio Releases Updated Response Strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms In Recreational Waters
As the summer recreation season approaches, Ohio is simplifying the health advisories related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and setting more protective threshold levels that trigger the posting of public health advisories at recreational waterbodies. The updated HABs Strategy for Recreational Waters is available online.

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 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
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

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 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 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.

April 29, 2021
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2.6 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2.6 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 more than $1.2 million.

April 29, 2021
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $9 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving more than $9 million in low-interest rate 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 Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $2.9 million.

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