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).
December 7, 2016 Akron to Improve Sewer System Through Funding from Ohio EPA; Sponsors Water Quality Project
Ohio EPA has approved a $14.68 million loan for the city of Akron to assist in the construction of the Merriman sewer separation project. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) project will help bring Akron into compliance and improve the water quality of the Cuyahoga River.
December 2, 2016 Richfield Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Richfield Village has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the Highpoint Trucking Terminal property in Summit County.
December 2, 2016 Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting to Discuss Draft Permit for Apex Sanitary Landfill Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, regarding the Apex Sanitary Landfill located in Jefferson and Harrison counties. The information session will be immediately followed by a public hearing and will take place at VFW Post 232, 412 Liberty St., Amsterdam.
December 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on two different draft wastewater discharge permits related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
November 28, 2016 Glatfelter Air Improvements Subject of Ohio EPA Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft air permit-to-install modification for P.H. Glatfelter Company – Chillicothe. The company is located at 232 E. 8th St. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in the OU-Chillicothe auditorium, 101 University Drive, Chillicothe.
November 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Proposing Removal of Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on its request to U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.
November 10, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing to Discuss Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments on a draft air pollution control permit-to-install for the Avon Lake Power Plant. The modified draft permit that requires an update to allow the facility to meet U.S. EPA’s more stringent emissions requirements for the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard, set by U.S. EPA in 2010.
November 10, 2016 Ohio EPA Requests Public Input on Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking the public to weigh-in on a plan that will use Ohio’s portion of the Volkswagen consent decree/settlement to offset the effects of diesel emissions. The state’s share of the settlement dollars is anticipated to be $71.4 million over 10 years, and will be directed toward grants and other efforts that can produce the greatest air quality benefits such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reductions, reduced public exposure to the pollutants in diesel exhaust and the promotion of clean vehicle technologies.
November 4, 2016 Ohio EPA Proposes 2017 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 21, 2016, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.