August 31, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues 2016 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented nine Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards today at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus.

August 26, 2016
Grants Available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA invites owners of heavy duty diesel vehicle fleets in eligible Ohio counties to apply for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) to help reduce emissions. Projects funded by the grants will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.

August 25, 2016
Erie County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Ford Motor Company has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former ACH Sandusky Plant property.

August 22, 2016
Ohio EPA and National Park Service Invite Public Discussion on Canal Diversion Dam Project
Ohio EPA and The National Park Service will host a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, to discuss the results of an environmental assessment regarding the Canal Diversion Dam in the Cuyahoga River, just north of the Station Road bridge trailhead at towpath mile marker 17 in Brecksville.

August 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments About Discharges to Long Run, Captina Creek Tributary
Ohio EPA will hold an information session followed by a public hearing as part of the Agency’s review of an application from Century Mine. If approved, the permit would set discharge limits for storm water at an expansion of the mine refuse disposal area located at 43521 Mayhugh Hill Road, Beallsville. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2016, at the Beallsville Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 52125 Township Road 134, Beallsville.

August 11, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Crawford County Landfill Expansion Draft Permit
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on August 23, 2016, regarding a draft permit to expand the Crawford County Sanitary Landfill. The hearing will take place in the Bucyrus City Council Chambers, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus.

August 11, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Honors University Hospitals Case Medical Center for Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center today to recognize the hospital as the first in Ohio to reach the highest standard of environmental excellence and stewardship through the Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

August 4, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing to Discuss South Field Energy Facility
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments on a draft permit for a combined-cycle gas turbine facility to be located in Wellsville, Columbiana County. The South Field Energy facility would be located on Hibbetts Mill Road in Wellsville.

July 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Mentor Marsh Sewer Line Project
Potential wetlands impacts from a proposed sewer interceptor line in Mentor will be the focus of an Aug. 11, 2016 public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mentor Municipal Center, City Council Chamber on the third floor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor.

July 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2016 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.

July 26, 2016
Going Fishing? Catch and Release or Make a Meal
Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.

July 7, 2016
Tire Removal Begins at Jefferson County Site
Ohio EPA has contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to remove an estimated 1.1 million tires from the Crossridge Landfill, 3250 County Road 26, Wintersville. The property is owned by Crossridge, Inc. The cleanup is expected to be completed on or before Nov. 11.

June 30, 2016
Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA Seeking Comments on Renewal of Envirosafe Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2016, to accept public comments about a draft permit for continuing daily operations at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI), 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.

June 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on INEOS’s Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to accept public comments about draft permits related to INEOS Nitriles USA LLC’s continuing operation of four Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the property in Lima.

June 16, 2016
Funding Available from Ohio EPA to Improve West Farmington Public Water System
West Farmington is well positioned for major improvements to the community’s public water services, as the Village has been ranked among the state’s top funding priorities for public drinking water improvement projects.

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