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.
December 22, 2016 Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing about Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on proposed rule changes regarding the management of hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage and disposal, including rules for management of universal waste and used oil.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.
December 21, 2016 Ohio EPA to Take Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Sulfur Dioxide Rules
Ohio EPA is holding a hearing concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s sulfur dioxide rules as part of the Agency five-year rule review. The rules under review set limits, testing and record-keeping requirements for sulfur dioxide emissions from sources in the state.
December 19, 2016 Mahoning County Organization Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
Approximately 800 junior high students will reduce their cafeteria waste by as much as 35 percent with help from a $16,053 Ohio EPA Education grant to Boardman Glenwood Junior High School. Students will sort their food waste following lunch – placing compostable waste in an EarthTub composting system.
December 14, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Sulfur Dioxide Area Designations Hearing
Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 concerning areas in Ohio that the Agency will be recommending U.S. EPA designate as attaining the revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard.
December 14, 2016 Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.
December 14, 2016 Columbus Green Building Forum Receives Ohio EPA Grant
High School and adult education students will have an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of green building and environmental technology with help from a $46,332 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to the Columbus Green Building Forum.
December 13, 2016 Akron to Improve Sewer System with Two Project Loans from Ohio EPA; Will Save Akron an Estimated $20 Million
Ohio EPA has approved two loans for the city of Akron, an almost $7.4 million loan, and a $47.5 million loan, to assist in constructing the Old Main sewer separation and upgrade the water treatment process to help bring the city into compliance while improving the water quality of the Little Cuyahoga and Cuyahoga Rivers.
December 13, 2016 Three Ohio EPA Grants Supporting Environmental Education in Lake Erie Watershed
Three grants totaling $117,468 will benefit north Ohio counties through three environmental education programs.
December 12, 2016 The Toledo Zoo Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
With help from a $44,300 Ohio EPA Education grant, the Toledo Zoo will use 10 demonstration habitat restoration gardens as part of its Urban Watershed Education Initiative.
December 9, 2016 Sheffield Lake to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Sheffield Lake has obtained a $345,902 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to help replace a wastewater force main sewer line. The project is designed to help keep untreated sewage out of Ohio’s waterways.
December 8, 2016 Mahoning Valley to Improve Water Distribution System; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District has obtained a $6.36 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to assist in replacing of distribution valves and transmission mains.
December 8, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Hearing about Revisions to SERC Rules
Requirements for companies to notify state agencies regarding oil and gas related spills or releases will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2016, public meeting. These rules are set up under Ohio’s State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).