March 26, 2015
Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.

March 19, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.

March 17, 2015
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Bellville is upgrading its wastewater treatment to make the overall process more effective, including removing more ammonia, to improve water quality and reduce nutrients in Clear Fork Mohican River, thanks to an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

March 13, 2015
Ohio EPA Report Shows Ashtabula River Substantially Improved
Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.

March 13, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Rerouting a Stream Channel to Lake Erie
Potential stream and wetland impacts from a proposed stream channel rerouting that would divert water in a maximum flood event will be the subject of a public meeting on March 26, 2015. The permit request comes from FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company in North Perry for the stream site at 10 Center Road, Perry, located east of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

March 5, 2015
2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.

March 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Issues Draft Discharge Permit to Ashtabula Energy; Schedules Second Public Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, regarding a draft wastewater discharge permit issued to Ashtabula Energy for a proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in Ashtabula.

March 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Meeting about Road Construction Project in Henry County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project on the State Route 109 bridge over the Maumee River in Henry County. The meeting will take place at the Liberty Center Public Library, 124 East St., Liberty Center.

February 24, 2015
Study Finds Tenmile Creek, Ottawa River in Fair Condition
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality report details the results of an extensive study of the Tenmile Creek and Ottawa River watershed in Fulton and Lucas counties.

February 18, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Lake County Switching Station Project
Potential wetlands impacts from a proposed switching station expansion in LeRoy Township will be the focus of a March 5, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the LeRoy Township Senior Community Center, 13028 LeRoy Center Road, Painesville.

February 11, 2015
Governor Kasich Signs Executive Order to Further Protect Lake Erie
Today Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.

February 11, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Cleveland Harbor Dredging; Feb. 24 Public Hearing Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma.

February 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Toledo Harbor Dredging and Army Corps’ Analysis; Feb. 18 Public Meeting Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel. The meeting will take place at Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 640 Jackson St., Toledo.

January 12, 2015
Ohio EPA Receives Application for a Discharge Permit from Ashtabula Energy
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing in Ashtabula on Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, regarding an application from Ashtabula Energy to discharge treated wastewater to Lake Erie. The public hearing is at 6 p.m. at Kent State University – Ashtabula Campus, Blue-Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

January 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.

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