September 22, 2017
Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction, Immediately Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA cited Rover Pipeline, LLC again this week for spilling contaminants into a stream: soap wastewater and soil/sediment into a tributary of Irish Creek, Loudon Township, Carroll County. The Notice of Violation comes only three days after the company this week received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio.

September 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for NEXUS Pipeline
After lengthy and careful review and consideration to ensure this pipeline project complies with Ohio law and is protective of the environment and public health, Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Nexus pipeline to be built in Columbiana, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, Henry and Fulton counties.

September 15, 2017
Ohio EPA Provides Loans to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows
Ohio EPA has provided more than $150 million in low-interest loans to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) for two projects aimed at reducing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The sewer district’s projects are among 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 15, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Ashtabula County Community with Facilities Planning
Ohio EPA has provided a $30,000 loan to the city of Geneva to plan for the community’s future wastewater treatment needs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Cuyahoga County Community with Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA has provided a $1,848,815 loan to the city of Parma to extend sanitary sewers into an area currently served by aging and ineffective on-site wastewater treatment systems. The project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Helps Lorain County Community Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows
Ohio EPA has provided the city of Avon Lake with two loans for projects that will reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Lake Erie. The city’s projects are among 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting Regarding Portage County Road Reconstruction Project
Potential wetland impacts from a proposed road reconstruction project in Streetsboro will be the focus of a Sept. 28, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Streetsboro City Hall, 9184 S.R. 43.

September 8, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Medina County Community with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $3,078,411 loan to the village of Seville to eliminate areas of low water pressure in the water distribution system.

September 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Portage County Community with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $553,850 loan to the village of Garrettsville for Phase 2 of its North Street (SR 88) water main improvement project.

September 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Lake County with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $672,955 loan to the Lake County Department of Utilities for improvements to the Aquarius Water Treatment Facility.

September 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Lorain County Community with Sanitary Sewer and Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans to the village of Wellington to install new sanitary sewers and water mains as part of a complete reconstruction of Adams Street.

September 1, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.

July 27, 2017
Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Permit Renewals for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA will hold an Aug. 10, 2017, public meeting concerning two proposed permit renewals for Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool. The public information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Westgate Middle School Complex Auditorium, 810 West 8th Street, East Liverpool.

July 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists City of Akron with Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing six loans to the City of Akron for continued upgrades to the city’s sewer system. The loans, totaling more than $51 million, will help the city achieve its goal of dramatically reducing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that release to the local waterways during periods of heavy precipitation.

July 20, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.

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