October 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Additions to Drinking Water Operator Certification Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rules that would allow external organizations to administer tests for water operator certification and is accepting comments through the close of business on Nov. 13, 2012.

October 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Recycling Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for various recycling grants and will host an informational meeting on the 2013 grant application process on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

October 23, 2012
Ohio EPA Takes Note of Environmental Improvements on its 40th Anniversary
After 40 years of dedication and hard work to help improve the environment, the state can reflect with pride on the great strides Ohio EPA has made since the Agency was formed on October 23, 1972.

October 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Revise General Permit To Cover Hydrostatic Test Water Discharges

Ohio EPA has issued a draft general permit to cover hydrostatic test water discharges of short duration from Ohio facilities, and will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. to accept comments on the draft.


October 1, 2012
Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Draft General Marina Storm Water Permit
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a draft general permit to regulate storm water discharge associated with industrial activities at marinas.

September 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Processing Open Burning Permissions Again
Ohio EPA has lifted its temporary suspension of permission for open burning.

August 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

August 17, 2012
Ohio EPA Posts Recommendations of the Point Source Urban Nutrient Workgroup
The Point Source Urban Nutrient Workgroup, tasked with addressing concerns about nutrient loading in Ohio’s waterways by Ohio EPA, has completed its work.

August 16, 2012
Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA, PUCO and Utilities Discuss New Air Pollution Controls for Power Plants
Today, Ohio EPA met with representatives from U.S. EPA, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Dayton Power and Light, and First Energy to discuss how new rules requiring utilities to reduce air pollutant emissions will be implemented in the state of Ohio.

August 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Revises Water Quality Trading Program Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing revisions to the water quality trading program rules that would clarify when and how water quality trading could be used, and will hold a public hearing Aug. 21, 2012.

August 9, 2012
Ohio Joins Multi-State Water Quality Trading Plan
The State of Ohio today joined Indiana and Kentucky in the formation of a multi-state water quality trading plan that will have a positive impact on the rivers, streams and lakes in all of the states.

June 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Temporarily Suspends Open Burning Permission

Due to weather forecasts predicting hot and dry conditions for the state, and a National Weather Service statement regarding increased fire hazards for the next few days, Ohio EPA will temporarily suspend issuing open burning permission.


June 27, 2012
Ohio EPA Completes 18 Scrap Tire Cleanups Over Two Months
To help Ohio communities deal with the expense and health impacts related to illegally disposed tires, Ohio EPA contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to complete 18 cleanups, removing nearly 134 tons of tires from 11 counties, or the equivalent of 12,467 passenger tires.

June 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments on Draft Certifications for Vessel Discharges
Ohio EPA has issued two draft certifications that would authorize ballast discharges from Ohio vessels into waters of the state in conjunction with U.S. EPA’s draft general permit for vessel discharges

June 6, 2012
Fourth Time Winner of Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
A recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research at this year’s high school Science Day is a four-time winner.

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