September 13, 2017
Franklin County Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Update Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant
Franklin County will improve water quality in Darby Creek with a $4.4 million low interest loan from Ohio EPA to improve treatment at the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant and eliminate two small package plants.

September 12, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Stream Impacts Due to Route 62/I-71 Interchange Project
Potential impacts from ramp reconstruction at the Route 62/I-71 Interchange near Grove City will be the focus of a Sept. 25, 2017, Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

September 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Big Darby Water Quality Evaluation
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments until Sept. 29, 2017, on a draft report which summarizes findings from a 2014 survey of the biological, chemical and physical properties of the Big Darby watershed.

August 24, 2017
Honda Research and Development Americas, Inc. Receives Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Inc. facility today to recognize the auto maker for reaching the gold standard of environmental excellence and stewardship through the Ohio EPA E3 program.

August 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.

July 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Postpones Public Meeting Regarding Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
The previously scheduled July 24, 2017, meeting at the Center for Equine Science to discuss cleanup plans at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, has been cancelled by Ohio EPA. The information session and public hearing will be rescheduled (date to be determined).

July 17, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.

July 10, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
A plan to address cleanup at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting set for Mon., July 24, 2017.

July 6, 2017
Madison County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Madison County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $66,600 principal forgiveness loan to Madison County Public Health.

June 29, 2017
Union County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Union County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Union County Health Department.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Neighborhood Tree Steward Program
Columbus residents interested in urban forestry can train to become neighborhood tree stewards thanks to a $39,791 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Green Columbus – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 15, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Lake Water Quality Certification Request
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. June 26, 2017, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of an earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport.

May 10, 2017
Central Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $343,000 in grant funding in Central Ohio including 10 projects in five counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In Central Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.

April 11, 2017
London to Improve Wastewater Collection System; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
London is taking steps to reduce nutrients discharged to Oak Run from the city’s wastewater treatment system. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of how the city will improve treatment and reduce nutrients.

April 5, 2017
Licking County Health Department Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 1,100 people would see a pollinator garden and its associated educational material annually with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Licking County Health Department. The five-acre garden and its associated signage will be at the health department’s 20-acre campus.

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