June 26, 2013
Ohio EPA Updates General Permit Language to Cover Gravity Sewer Extensions
Ohio EPA plans to issue a statewide general permit to cover certain new sanitary sewer extensions and will take public comments on the draft until July 15, 2013.

June 4, 2013
Ohio EPA Launches Studies of Lower Muskingum River, Southwest Ohio River Tributaries
As part of Ohio EPA’s continuous effort to monitor and report on the quality of rivers and streams throughout Ohio, the Agency is launching several studies this year of the lower Muskingum River tributaries and Southwest Ohio River Tributaries.

May 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Launches New Interactive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Map at Start of Water Recreation Season
To kick off the beginning of recreational season at Ohio’s state park lakes, Ohio EPA launched a new web-based map application which will enable Ohioans to view real-time data regarding recreational use advisories for HABs at state park beaches, and drinking water public notices.

May 20, 2013
Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology in Cross Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA found the biology to be exceptional to very good at sites on select Ohio River tributaries (Island Creek, Croxton Run and Wills Creek) and 10 other sites in Jefferson and Harrison counties, according to a new biological and water quality study that Ohio EPA conducted in 2010.

May 16, 2013
Ohio EPA Approves Toledo Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizing the dredging of Toledo Harbor this summer.

May 9, 2013
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Sandusky Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, to accept comments on a proposal to dredge the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel.

May 3, 2013
Ohio EPA Issues Draft Wetlands Rules
Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on a draft rule affecting water quality standards for wetlands.

May 1, 2013
Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology, More Sensitive Species In Deer Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA biologists found exceptional communities of fish and aquatic insects and excellent habitat on the Deer Creek mainstem and 19 tributaries in Madison, Pickaway, Fayette and Ross counties in 2011, according to a new biological and water quality study.

April 25, 2013
Ohio Water Resources Council Adopts Watershed Balanced Growth Strategy
The Ohio Water Resources Council (OWRC), affiliated with Ohio EPA, approved a strategy for best local land use practices to link land uses with protecting Ohio’s waterways.

April 18, 2013
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Lima Region's Ottawa River
The Ottawa River in the Lima area has made a marked recovery over the past 25 years. Dramatic improvements were made in the fish population, according to a water quality report being issued by Ohio EPA on Friday.

April 15, 2013
Ohio EPA Accepts Applications for Buckeye Lake Watershed Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications through April 30, 2013, for Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grants to benefit the Buckeye Lake watershed.

April 5, 2013
Ohio EPA Considers Application to Remove Monument Avenue Low Dam in Dayton
As part of a long-term plan to build a whitewater run in Dayton’s Great Miami River, Five Rivers MetroParks has requested a water quality certification to remove the Monument Avenue low dam.

April 5, 2013
Ohio EPA to Extend Public Comment Period About Meigs County Mine Project
Ohio EPA will accept public comments about a Meigs County mine discharge diversion project until April 9, 2013.

March 28, 2013
State Hosting Best Local Land Use Meetings to Promote Balanced Growth
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the Ohio Water Resources Council have adopted new guidelines for local communities to use for local land use planning.

March 26, 2013
Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology In Ohio River Tributaries
Exceptional communities of fish and aquatic insects have been found at nearly two dozen sites on Ohio River tributaries in Scioto, Jackson and Lawrence counties, according to a new Ohio EPA biological and water quality study.