December 5, 2012 Ohio Balanced Growth Program Offers Financial Incentives for Watershed Protection
The Ohio Balanced Growth Program offers financial incentives for communities that link land-use planning to the health of watersheds and major water bodies.
November 30, 2012 Valleyview Mobile Home Park Agrees to Upgrade Wastewater System
As part of an agreement with Ohio EPA, the owners of Valleyview Mobile Home Park, 110 E. Hickory Grove Road, Urbana, have agreed to upgrade its wastewater handling and treatment system and institute a regular sampling schedule for the treated wastewater.
November 20, 2012 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Aurora Golf Course Funding Application
Ohio EPA recently completed an environmental assessment for a proposed project to restore a portion of the Aurora Branch of the Chagrin River on the Aurora Golf Course and restore it to a natural condition.
November 9, 2012 U.S. EPA Approves Report about Small Tributaries to Lake Erie, Maumee River
An Ohio EPA a water quality report about tributary streams to the lower Maumee River and Lake Erie was approved recently by U.S. EPA. The Ohio EPA report discusses stream impairments and suggests actions that can be taken to eliminate problems.
November 9, 2012 Ohio EPA Issues Draft Discharge Permit for Belmont County Mining Site
Ohio EPA has issued a draft permit to the American Energy Corporation (AEC) for discharging treated runoff and drainage from the company’s Century Mine (43521 Mayhugh Hill Rd., Beallsville) into Piney Creek.
October 18, 2012 Washington Co. Commissioners Agree to Address Public Health Nuisance in Unsewered Devola
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Washington County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance resulting from ground water pollution in the unincorporated area of Devola, located along County Road 341, State Route 60 and Elm Tree Lane.
October 4, 2012 Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Franklin County Quarry Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Oct. 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. to discuss water quality impacts of potential discharges from Marble Cliff Quarry (2650 Old Dublin Rd., Hilliard) into the Scioto River.
October 3, 2012 Ohio EPA Will Revise General Permit To Cover Hydrostatic Test Water Discharges
Ohio EPA has issued a draft general permit to cover hydrostatic test water discharges of short duration from Ohio facilities, and will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. to accept comments on the draft.
October 1, 2012 Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Draft General Marina Storm Water Permit
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a draft general permit to regulate storm water discharge associated with industrial activities at marinas.
October 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Issues Final Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA issued a final alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in Central Ohio’s Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.
September 26, 2012 Ohio EPA Settles with Arcanum for Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations
Ohio EPA and the village of Arcanum have agreed to a plan for the village to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.
September 20, 2012 Ohio EPA Seeks Comments Concerning Upper Grand River Watershed Report
Ohio EPA has issued a draft report detailing water quality concerns and recommended improvements in Northeast Ohio’s upper Grand River watershed.
August 31, 2012 Clear Fork Mobile Home Park Will Upgrade Wastewater Plant
The owner of Clear Fork Mobile Home Park in Richland County has until June 30, 2014, to upgrade the park’s wastewater treatment system and comply with its wastewater discharge permit.
August 17, 2012 Ohio EPA Posts Recommendations of the Point Source Urban Nutrient Workgroup
The Point Source Urban Nutrient Workgroup, tasked with addressing concerns about nutrient loading in Ohio’s waterways by Ohio EPA, has completed its work.
August 17, 2012 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Wetland Impacts Related to Proposed Lorain County School Project
Potential wetlands impacts associated with constructing a new school in Sheffield Village will be the focus of a Sept. 6, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.