March 6, 2012 State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus).
March 6, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.
March 6, 2012 Ohio EPA Offers Free Compliance Assistance to Community Wastewater Treatment Systems
Faced with investing scarce resources to fix or replace wastewater treatment systems, hundreds of Ohio communities have turned to Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) for free onsite technical assistance.
March 2, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepts Public Comments About ODOT’s Proposed Portsmouth Bypass in Scioto County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on March 15, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of a proposed Portsmouth Bypass
March 1, 2012 Lake County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of a Lake County property owner, another area brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).
March 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Offers Communities Financial Help To Improve Drinking Water Safety
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities that want to receive funding for drinking water-related infrastructure projects. Nominations to receive funding through the Drinking Water Assistance Fund are due on March 15, 2012.
February 29, 2012 Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.
February 29, 2012 Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Summit County March 14
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform small and rural communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties.
February 27, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Moxahala Creek Watershed Report
The Moxahala Creek watershed met its goals for public drinking water supply use and more than half of its goals for aquatic life use, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through March 15.
February 23, 2012 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Wetland and Stream Impacts Related to Proposed Cuyahoga County Housing
Potential wetland and stream impacts associated with a proposed residential project in Independence will be the focus of a March 8, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 23, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Ohio EPA is requesting applications through March 30 for funding from a new Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program.
February 21, 2012 Village of Attica Agrees to Make Drinking Water, Wastewater Treatment System Improvements
The village of Attica has agreed to reduce levels of disinfection byproducts in its drinking water and construct improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
February 17, 2012 Perry County Commissioners Agree to Address Unsanitary Conditions in Three Unsewered Areas
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Perry County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance in the unincorporated areas of Rehobeth, Old Rainer Rd. and Moore’s Junction (also known as Six Mile Turn).
February 16, 2012 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Update to Akron’s Long-Term Control Plan
The city of Akron’s updated plan to reduce combined sewer overflows will be the focus of a Feb. 29, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 14, 2012 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Waterville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, about a request from Hanson Aggregates Midwest to renew the wastewater discharge permit for its Waterville Quarry.