July 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2016 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals.
July 26, 2016 Going Fishing? Catch and Release or Make a Meal
Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
July 7, 2016 Tire Removal Begins at Jefferson County Site
Ohio EPA has contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to remove an estimated 1.1 million tires from the Crossridge Landfill, 3250 County Road 26, Wintersville. The property is owned by Crossridge, Inc. The cleanup is expected to be completed on or before Nov. 11.
June 30, 2016 Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA Seeking Comments on Renewal of Envirosafe Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2016, to accept public comments about a draft permit for continuing daily operations at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI), 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
June 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on INEOS’s Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to accept public comments about draft permits related to INEOS Nitriles USA LLC’s continuing operation of four Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the property in Lima.
June 16, 2016 Funding Available from Ohio EPA to Improve West Farmington Public Water System
West Farmington is well positioned for major improvements to the community’s public water services, as the Village has been ranked among the state’s top funding priorities for public drinking water improvement projects.
June 16, 2016 Ohio EPA Announces First Round of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and State Medical Director Mary DiOrio (Ohio Department of Health) were in Warren (Trumbull County) Thursday to announce funding for community health departments and related public entities to help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile or La Cross Encephalitis.
June 15, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Honors E3 Award Recipient GOJO Industries
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited GOJO Industries in Cuyahoga Falls today to recognize the company for reaching the highest standard of environmental excellence and stewardship.
June 14, 2016 Statewide Mosquito Control Grants to be Announced in Warren; Regional Public Water System to be Discussed at West Farmington Water Plant
Ohio EPA to Hold Two Events in Trumbull County Thursday
June 10, 2016 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, 878 Bayview Drive, Put-in-Bay.
June 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Proposes 2017 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two hearings on Monday, June 27, 2016, to discuss the Agency’s draft Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects addressing the quality of Ohio's drinking water.
June 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Route 523 Project in Sandusky County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road project in Sandusky County. The meeting will take place at Gibsonburg Village Offices, 526 Webster St., Gibsonburg.
June 6, 2016 Miami University Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Miami University’s Hefner Museum of Natural History will train 32 early childhood education majors as environmental educators, stressing content knowledge and effective training. Participants will become Certified Early Childhood Environmental Educators and will receive a kit of materials and resources to use in their classrooms.
June 6, 2016 Meigs County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
United Plant Savers will add interpretive signage and an exhibit to tell the story of resource extraction and habitat restoration at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland. As visitors walk around the trail, they will have the opportunity to learn about the restoration project. The exhibit will show what the land looked like in the 1960s and show pictures of various stages of restoration.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.