February 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Feb. 10 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Air Pollution Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, regarding rule changes related to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) which are small airborne particles. The rule update only applies to fine airborne particles in areas that do not already meet the PM 2.5 standard.

February 1, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.

January 31, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will improve water quality in Alum Creek when the city completes improvements to the Alum Creek Storm Tank (ACST) facility. The work is being financed primarily through a $1.842 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Columbus will provide the remaining $246,000.

January 31, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $12.8 million for refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology on school and transit buses and other vehicles.

January 30, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will conduct electrical and mechanical upgrades to extend the life of the Rickenbacker Area Sanitary Pump Station using a $510,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The proposed rehabilitation will not only help ensure continued, effective pump station operations but also improve reliability, making it easier to maintain and troubleshoot the system.

January 26, 2017
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will use a $2.7 million Ohio EPA low-interest loan to help fund the rehabilitation of several structures, buildings and process items at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.

January 26, 2017
Ohio EPA Offering Low Interest Loans to Finance Drinking Water Projects; March 1 Deadline for Upcoming Program Year
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements in communities across Ohio until March 1, 2017.

January 20, 2017
Public Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Wheelersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the discharge limits for the Wheelersburg wastewater treatment plant discharge.

January 20, 2017
Oakwood Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 16 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving parts, lights, mirrors, four-sided custom models and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held Jan. 14, 2017, at Columbus State Community College.

January 20, 2017
Ohio EPA Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Chemical Solvents Inc. Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA is considering an application to renew an installation and operating permit for Chemical Solvents Inc. (CSI), for the company’s 1010 Denison Avenue facility in Cleveland. CSI operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling facility at the site.

January 10, 2017
New Boston to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Ohio River water quality downstream from New Boston will continue to improve as the village enters the next phase of building new storm sewers to ensure rain water and snow melt do not infiltrate into existing, aged sanitary sewers.

January 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss EMC Ashtabula Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the EMC Ashtabula permit will be the subject of a Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

January 6, 2017
Franklin County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
GLP Capital L.P. and Central Ohio Gaming Ventures have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the companies investigated and remediated a former Delphi property.

January 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Wastewater Discharge Permits and Water Quality Certification for Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA has issued as final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) associated with a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

January 4, 2017
Knox County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Pechiney Plastics Packaging and the city of Mount Vernon have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating a former American National Can (previously known as Ludlow Packaging and Continental Can) property.

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