April 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces New Online Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of 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. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online platform allowing these organizations to connect and find solutions to material reuse and recycling needs.
April 3, 2017 2017 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Highlights Improvements in Ottawa River
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park to announce the state’s new guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
April 3, 2017 Ohio Gives $1 Million to Sandusky for Nutrient Reduction in Sandusky Bay
The State of Ohio is giving $1 million grant from the Ohio Healthy Lake Initiative to the city of Sandusky for nutrient reduction pilot projects in the Sandusky Bay.
March 31, 2017 Miami Valley Bicyclists Will Benefit from Ohio EPA Education Grant
Up to 6,000 bicyclists will have an opportunity to reduce tailpipe emissions by attending one or more of 24 Miami Valley events and leaving their cars at home with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Bike Miami Valley. Cyclists will be able to keep their rides safe at the events using attended, secure spaces.
March 31, 2017 Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 2,600 students will learn about water use with help from a $2,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District. The money will be used to provide three-dimensional Enviroscape table-top models and supplies.
March 30, 2017 Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 61,000 Washington County residents annually will have an opportunity to learn about precipitation and groundwater at 10 events with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. Viewers will learn how rain water and snow melt affects ground water.
March 30, 2017 Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 10,000 Delaware-area residents will have an opportunity to learn about watersheds with help from a $4,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District. The grant will fund a state-of-the-art topographic 3-D map design station to help teach students about topographic maps and landforms.
March 29, 2017 Clermont County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan to Clermont County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.
March 29, 2017 Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Revisions to Tiffin Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed modifications to the wastewater discharge permit and long-term control plan for the city of Tiffin.
March 28, 2017 DeGraff Designing New Drinking Water Plant, Well; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of DeGraff is designing a new drinking water treatment plant and a new well with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
March 28, 2017 Warren to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Warren has received a low-interest loan (approximately $1.6 million) from Ohio EPA to fund the High Street overflow planning project. Once the study and resulting projects have been completed, the changes to Warren’s sewer system will improve water quality in the Ohio River watershed.
March 27, 2017 Chardon Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Chardon aims to improve water quality in Lake Erie by obtaining funding from Ohio EPA for a design loan. This Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) low-interest loan will allow the community to develop a plan to remedy undersized sewers. The additional treatment capacity also will help prevent sanitary sewer overflows into Lake Erie.
March 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Meeting about Fulton County Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on the State’s plan to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that an area in Fulton County meets the 2008 federal air quality standard for lead.
March 24, 2017 Fayette County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Fayette County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.
March 24, 2017 April 6 Hearing Set for Revised Rules for Closing Facilities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input until April 6, 2017, about proposed changes to rules governing facilities that temporarily or permanently stop regulated operations.