December 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Sets Record Year with Nearly $1 Billion to Improve Water Quality in 2017
Ohio EPA issued more than $936 million this year to finance projects that upgrade drinking water infrastructure and improve the quality of Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams — more than ever before in the 28-year history of the state’s revolving loan programs. All Ohio EPA loans are provided to communities at below market rates, and this year resulted in a combined savings of more than $150 million for Ohio’s counties, cities and villages.
December 15, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
December 8, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Plans for Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking for public comment on a plan to invest $75 million over the next 10 years to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Funding will come from dollars allocated to Ohio from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. Three regional public information sessions are scheduled for January 2018 to explain how the plan was developed and to answer questions.
December 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Compost Facility Rules
Significant rule changes are proposed for Class I-IV composting facilities that establish requirements for constructing, operating and closing compost facilities. These new and amended rules will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Three Southern Ohio Organizations
Three southern Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Athens City Schools, Public Media Connect and Imago.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Western Ohio Organizations
Five western Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Graham Local Schools, Logan Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Brookville Local School, Public Media Connect and The Ohio State University.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Four Northeast Ohio Organizations
Four northeast Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Western Reserve Land Conservancy and The Ohio State University.
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.
December 1, 2017 Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Aesthetics” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio EPA’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Degradation of Aesthetics” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).
November 30, 2017 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Wastewater Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install allowing Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District to expand its River Drive wastewater treatment plant.
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 28, 2017 Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.
November 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Amended Zeidrich Dump Preferred Plan
The amended preferred plan to address the Zeidrich Dump site, located near East Line Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of the village of Minerva (Columbiana County) will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.