June 27, 2013
Ohio EPA Proposes 2014 Drinking Water Loan Program Plan
Ohio EPA has proposed guidelines for the intended use of loan funds to upgrade public drinking water treatment systems and is accepting comments through July 2, 2013.

June 26, 2013
Ohio EPA Updates General Permit Language to Cover Gravity Sewer Extensions
Ohio EPA plans to issue a statewide general permit to cover certain new sanitary sewer extensions and will take public comments on the draft until July 15, 2013.

May 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Aligns Asbestos Rules with Federal Definition
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing the state’s asbestos emissions control program and will hold a public hearing to accept comments on Friday, June 7, 2013.

May 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Launches New Interactive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Map at Start of Water Recreation Season
To kick off the beginning of recreational season at Ohio’s state park lakes, Ohio EPA launched a new web-based map application which will enable Ohioans to view real-time data regarding recreational use advisories for HABs at state park beaches, and drinking water public notices.

May 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Recognizes Six Companies with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has identified the first six silver award recipients for Encouraging Environmental Excellence (εะท), a new program to recognize organizations committed to environmental excellence at all levels.

May 3, 2013
Ohio EPA Issues Draft Wetlands Rules
Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on a draft rule affecting water quality standards for wetlands.

April 30, 2013
Ohio EPA Accepting Nominees for Environmental Excellence Recognition
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for the Silver Level Award in its environmental recognition program.

April 26, 2013
Ohio Water Resources Council Endorses Walnut Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Plan
The Ohio Water Resources Council has endorsed a watershed balanced growth plan for Walnut Creek in Central Ohio.

April 25, 2013
Ohio Water Resources Council Adopts Watershed Balanced Growth Strategy
The Ohio Water Resources Council (OWRC), affiliated with Ohio EPA, approved a strategy for best local land use practices to link land uses with protecting Ohio’s waterways.

April 22, 2013
National Program Awards Ohio EPA Bronze Recognition for its Environmental Accomplishments
Ohio EPA has been awarded bronze recognition from the State Electronics Challenge—a national environmental stewardship program—for decreasing the environmental footprint of its computer equipment.

April 5, 2013
Project Priorities Approved for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund
The list of fundable projects for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) has been finalized under the 2013 WPCLF Program Management Plan, a document that describes how Ohio EPA prioritizes projects, distributes funds and administers the WPCLF.

April 4, 2013
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to the Drinking Water Loan Program
Ohio EPA has proposed amended guidelines for $150 million in loan funds set aside for upgrades to public drinking water treatment systems.

March 5, 2013
Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Education Grant Process
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for environmental education grants through April 2, 2013.

February 28, 2013
Fish Consumption Advisories Updated for 2013
This year’s Ohio fish consumption advisory includes updates for several locations based on samples that were taken from five lakes and 12 streams in 2011.

February 11, 2013
Ohio EPA Issues Draft General Permit for Construction Storm Water Discharges
A general permit that regulates storm water discharges from construction activities is being updated, and Ohio EPA has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the proposal.