March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Help Industries with Safer Chemistry Challenge
Ohio EPA is partnering with Ohio industries for the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP), a new voluntary initiative of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, with a goal to reduce the use of selected chemicals by 25 percent by 2025.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Educates About Fluoride in Well Water For Ground Water Awareness Week - March 11-17
Ohio EPA has issued a ground water quality report to provide information about fluoride in Ohio’s ground waters, available for Ground Water Awareness Week 2012, which is March 11 through 17.

March 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Open Burning Comment Period
Ohio EPA has extended the comment period for the amended rules for open burning through Friday, March 16, 2012.

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Offers Free Compliance Assistance to Community Wastewater Treatment Systems
Faced with investing scarce resources to fix or replace wastewater treatment systems, hundreds of Ohio communities have turned to Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) for free onsite technical assistance.

March 1, 2012
Ohio EPA Offers Communities Financial Help To Improve Drinking Water Safety
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities that want to receive funding for drinking water-related infrastructure projects. Nominations to receive funding through the Drinking Water Assistance Fund are due on March 15, 2012.

February 29, 2012
Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.

February 23, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Ohio EPA is requesting applications through March 30 for funding from a new Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program.

February 21, 2012
Ohio EPA Goes Live With New eDocument Management System
In an effort to simplify record-keeping while creating easy public access to Ohio EPA documents, the Agency is implementing a new system to manage electronic documents more effectively and efficiently, serving as Ohio EPA’s “virtual filing cabinet.”

February 7, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.

February 1, 2012
Statement Concerning the Decision to Withdraw the Water Quality Rules Package
“After taking into consideration all of the information available to me, I have made a decision to withdraw Ohio EPA’s water quality rule package from JCARR and further vet them through the Common Sense Initiative process.

January 31, 2012
Ohio will nominate Green Ribbon Schools in March
Calling all “green” Ohio schools!  Does your school have what it takes to be nationally recognized? 

January 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Exemption to State Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing to allow an exemption to Ohio’s greenhouse gas tailoring rules for facilities that use biomass as fuel in order to mirror the federal rule.

January 31, 2012
Registration Opens for Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference
Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, May 23 and 24th, 2012.

January 30, 2012
Ohio EPA Offering Info Sessions in February for Surface Water Improvement Grants
Communities and organizations interested in learning how to apply for grants to improve water quality can attend upcoming information sessions Ohio EPA is holding on the Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant program.

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