December 8, 2017 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.
December 4, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Seven Central Ohio Organizations
Seven central Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Columbus City Schools, Canal Winchester Local Schools, Slow Food Columbus, Columbus Public Health, Public Media Connect, Columbus Jewish Day School and The Ohio State University.
December 4, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Assisting Three Northwest Ohio Organizations
Three northwest Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Antwerp Local Schools, Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Logan Soil and Water Conservation District.
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
November 29, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Plan Addressing Contamination at Bowling Green Site
The preferred plan to address the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company property in Bowling Green will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.
November 17, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Latest Version of Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have completed the Ohio Domestic Action Plan (DAP) 1.0 to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. This version of the Ohio DAP is being provided to U.S. EPA for review and comment and to serve as Ohio’s part of the US Domestic Action Plan, the final version of which is due in Feb. 2018.
October 26, 2017 Oregon Improving Drinking Water Service, Public Safety with Financing from Ohio EPA
Oregon will improve water pressure in the city’s Southwest distribution system with a project financed with a low-interest Ohio EPA loan.
October 25, 2017 Paulding Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Paulding is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to design Phase 3 of the village’s combined sewer separation project.
October 16, 2017 Marion Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Clarksco Properties, LLC, has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the company investigated and remediated the former Fairfield Engineering property in Marion.
September 19, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for NEXUS Pipeline
After lengthy and careful review and consideration to ensure this pipeline project complies with Ohio law and is protective of the environment and public health, Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Nexus pipeline to be built in Columbiana, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, Henry and Fulton counties.
September 8, 2017 Toledo Continues Combined Sewer Overflow Elimination Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo has received two loans from Ohio EPA to finance combined sewer overflow (CSO) elimination projects, part of the city’s Toledo Waterways Initiative. The loans are among 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs
September 1, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.
August 18, 2017 Williams County Village Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Montpelier is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to continue separating the village’s wastewater and storm sewers, a continuing project that will eliminate combined sewer overflows by the end of 2026. Montpelier’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
August 18, 2017 Upper Sandusky Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Upper Sandusky is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to plan an upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant to treat additional wet weather flows and eliminate discharges of sanitary sewage mixed with storm water. The city’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
August 17, 2017 Northwestern Water, Sewer District Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Bowling Green will use an Ohio EPA loan to replace a water line along Curtice Road in Northwood.