December 8, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Plans for Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking for public comment on a plan to invest $75 million over the next 10 years to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Funding will come from dollars allocated to Ohio from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. Three regional public information sessions are scheduled for January 2018 to explain how the plan was developed and to answer questions.

December 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Compost Facility Rules
Significant rule changes are proposed for Class I-IV composting facilities that establish requirements for constructing, operating and closing compost facilities. These new and amended rules will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.

December 5, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Three Southern Ohio Organizations
Three southern Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Athens City Schools, Public Media Connect and Imago.

December 5, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Western Ohio Organizations
Five western Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Graham Local Schools, Logan Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Brookville Local School, Public Media Connect and The Ohio State University.

December 5, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Four Northeast Ohio Organizations
Four northeast Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Western Reserve Land Conservancy and The Ohio State University.

December 4, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Seven Central Ohio Organizations
Seven central Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Columbus City Schools, Canal Winchester Local Schools, Slow Food Columbus, Columbus Public Health, Public Media Connect, Columbus Jewish Day School and The Ohio State University.

December 4, 2017
Environmental Education Grants Assisting Three Northwest Ohio Organizations
Three northwest Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Antwerp Local Schools, Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Logan Soil and Water Conservation District.

December 4, 2017
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.

December 1, 2017
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Aesthetics” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio EPA’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Degradation of Aesthetics” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

November 30, 2017
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Wastewater Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install allowing Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District to expand its River Drive wastewater treatment plant.

November 29, 2017
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Plan Addressing Contamination at Bowling Green Site
The preferred plan to address the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company property in Bowling Green will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.

November 28, 2017
Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.

November 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Amended Zeidrich Dump Preferred Plan
The amended preferred plan to address the Zeidrich Dump site, located near East Line Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of the village of Minerva (Columbiana County) will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

November 24, 2017
Rover Pipeline Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA has cited Rover Pipeline, LLC for spilling contaminants into the Black Fork of the Mohican River, Ashland County. The Notice of Violation is Rover’s fifth since the company received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio. These latest violations are summarized in a letter Ohio EPA sent to Rover this week, requesting that the company pause horizontal drilling activities, review its contingency plan and ensure readiness to respond to future inadvertent returns.

November 22, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Franklin County Landfill’s Expansion Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2017, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Franklin County Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s total footprint to 333 acres. The information session will be at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road, Grove City.

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