August 10, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Monroeville Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the Monroeville wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Huron River Joint Fire District station, 155 Monroe St., Monroeville.
August 8, 2017 Cincinnati Amends Environmental Covenant For MetroWest Commerce Park Property
The city of Cincinnati has received an amended covenant not to sue for the MetroWest Commerce Park property under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after extending the area around the property where ground water use is restricted.
August 2, 2017 New Boston to Address Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
New Boston will improve water quality by making sewer improvements through a $202,800 loan from Ohio EPA. Preventing excess storm water from entering sanitary sewer lines will help prevent sewer overflows to local waterways.
July 31, 2017 Miami County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Ohio EPA Financing
The village of Covington is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to begin Phase 1 improvements to the community’s wastewater treatment plant.
July 28, 2017 Georgetown Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Georgetown will use an Ohio EPA loan to fund the replacement of aging and deteriorating water lines and increase flow and improve drinking water quality in the village.
July 27, 2017 Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Seneca County Campground
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit modification allowing Walnut Grove Campground to replace its wastewater treatment plant with a larger facility.
July 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes General Permit for Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water and wastewater discharges from bulk fuel storage facilities in Ohio.
July 27, 2017 Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Permit Renewals for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA will hold an Aug. 10, 2017, public meeting concerning two proposed permit renewals for Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool. The public information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Westgate Middle School Complex Auditorium, 810 West 8th Street, East Liverpool.
July 26, 2017 Tuscarawas Village Receives Ohio EPA Financing for Asset Management Plan
Ohio EPA is providing Tuscarawas village with a $35,000 loan to go toward funding an asset management plan that will assist the village in optimizing the function of their water system.
July 26, 2017 Oregon Changing Sewage Biosolids System to End Practice of Land Application
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to build a new sewage biosolids dewatering system that will allow the material to be sent to a landfill rather than applying it to cropland.
July 25, 2017 Sandusky County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Lindsey will improve its wastewater treatment plant with help from an Ohio EPA loan to cover the cost of designing the project.
July 21, 2017 Ohio EPA Assists City of Akron with Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing six loans to the City of Akron for continued upgrades to the city’s sewer system. The loans, totaling more than $51 million, will help the city achieve its goal of dramatically reducing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that release to the local waterways during periods of heavy precipitation.
July 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 19, 2017 Ohio EPA Postpones Public Meeting Regarding Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
The previously scheduled July 24, 2017, meeting at the Center for Equine Science to discuss cleanup plans at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, has been cancelled by Ohio EPA. The information session and public hearing will be rescheduled (date to be determined).
July 17, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.