June 14, 2018 Ohio EPA Schedules Webinars, Information Session for Volkswagen Settlement Grants
Ohio EPA is inviting prospective Volkswagen Settlement grant applicants to participate in webinars and a public information session on how to apply for grants to replace or repower aging diesel fleet vehicles, including school, transit and shuttle buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, tug boats, ferries, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports and intermodal facilities.
May 24, 2018 Ohio EPA Announces Recipients of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes today announced nearly $700,000 in funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state for mosquito control grants. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.
May 18, 2018 Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to accept public comments on the draft 2019 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.
May 18, 2018 Twenty-Seven Students Earn Governor’s Awards For Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-seven seventh through 12th grade students were selected during State Science Day at The Ohio State University in Columbus on May 12.
April 30, 2018 Ohio EPA Awards $3.9 Million for 2018 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $4 million this year in grant funding to 60 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.
April 27, 2018 2018 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Highlights Significant Improvements
Ohio EPA has announced the state’s new guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams. Fish can be part of a healthy diet. Unless otherwise notated in the new recommendations, a general advisory is in place that recommends limiting to one meal each week of Ohio-caught fish.
April 27, 2018 Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grants Still Available
Ohio EPA is offering one-time funding to help municipalities, schools and businesses convert diesel-powered heavy-duty fleet vehicles to run on cleaner burning alternative fuels. Fifteen grants have been awarded so far with $2.2 million still available.
April 2, 2018 2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.
March 22, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2018 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet federal standards.
March 14, 2018 Ohio EPA Proposes Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water discharges from construction sites in Ohio.
March 12, 2018 March 27 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2018 through June 2019.
February 28, 2018 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Lead and Copper Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments at a hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, concerning proposed changes to lead and copper rules for public water systems. These changes incorporate a new law that ensures homeowners get the timely public notice they deserve whenever high levels of lead are found in drinking water.
February 12, 2018 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants: Application Submittal Date Extended
Ohio EPA is announcing a new application submittal date of March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals.
January 8, 2018 Ohio EPA Offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants
A new grant from Ohio EPA will assist owners of diesel- or gasoline-powered class 7 and 8 vehicles (weighing at least 26,000 pounds) to convert or replace engines to use compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), or liquid petroleum gas (LPG, such as propane or butane). These cleaner fuels and technologies help improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulates. Grants also may be used for bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and gasoline or diesel fuel.
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.