May 24, 2016 Study of Several Ohio River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of several Ohio River tributaries located in Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.
May 24, 2016 Study of Huron River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the Huron River watershed in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Richland and Seneca counties. The river drains 403 square miles and empties into Lake Erie.
May 20, 2016 Congratulations to the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research Winners!
Ohio EPA announced this week the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. These 24 students were selected at State Science Day at The Ohio State University on Saturday May 14.
May 20, 2016 Ohio EPA Meeting to Address Columbus Air Quality Rating
The State of Ohio will ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Columbus area meets the federal air quality standard for ozone (O3).
May 17, 2016 Columbiana County to Receive Funding to Help Homeowners with Home Septic Treatment Systems
Columbiana County Health Department will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems using a $190,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement program.
May 17, 2016 Effective June 1, 2016: First of Its Kind New ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Drinking Water Systems and Laboratories
Ohio is leading the nation in protecting public health and drinking water with new rules to ensure that public water systems in the state detect and treat any harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in surface water sources.
May 13, 2016 Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.
May 12, 2016 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Tuscarawas County Coal Mining Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge associated with the proposed Oxford Mining Company’s Hunt 4 Adjacent Mining Area located in Clay, Salem and Washington townships, Tuscarawas County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Gnadenhutten Village Hall, 141 S. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten.
May 6, 2016 Ohio EPA to Fund Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA will make funding available to community health departments and related public entities to help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile or La Cross Encephalitis.
May 5, 2016 Ohio EPA Recognizes Miamisburg’s Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement Efforts
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler recognized the City of Miamisburg today for its efforts to improve wastewater treatment and drinking water treatment for its residents. He visited one of the city’s current projects, seeing upgrades being made to the city’s water reclamation facility.
May 5, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Huber Heights Company for Environmental Excellence, Leadership
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Enginetics Corp. today to recognize the company for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship. During a facility tour, Enginetics staff showed how the company strives to minimize its environmental impact while producing state-of-the-art engine components for the aerospace industry.
May 5, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Springboro Company for Environmental Excellence, Leadership
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler recognized Pioneer Automotive Technologies today for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship. Director Butler personally saw how the company’s Springboro facility is decreasing its environmental footprint while continuing to be one of the industry’s top producers of automotive electronics systems.
April 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Cemetery Dumping Suspect
Bags of infectious waste were illegally dumped in Toledo’s Forest Cemetery on Oct. 13, 2015. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen the activity or know the person or people who dumped the material.
April 26, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.35 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects from around Ohio that include assistance with the creation and expansion of organic recycling facilities and equipment purchases for recycling facilities and manufacturers. As a result, more material will be diverted from regional waste streams including plastics, glass and fiber. The projects are expected to create 13 new jobs.
April 25, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $560,000 for 2016 Litter Management Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding $561,707 in grant funding to 42 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs.