June 1, 2016
Public Hearing Will Address General Permit for Petroleum-Related Corrective Actions
Ohio EPA is accepting comments from the public on a draft general permit to regulate wastewater discharges associated with petroleum-related corrective actions. Qualifying general permit applications would apply to incidents that minimally impact water quality.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

October 8, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.

January 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Issues Draft General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a draft general permit renewal to allow storm water discharges from small municipal separate storm sewers (MS4s).

December 11, 2012
Ohio EPA Drafts Hazardous Waste Rules to Require Report Every Two Years
Ohio EPA is holding a review period for interested parties to make comments on a package of nine proposed hazardous waste rules regarding reporting requirements.

October 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Additions to Drinking Water Operator Certification Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rules that would allow external organizations to administer tests for water operator certification and is accepting comments through the close of business on Nov. 13, 2012.

August 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Revises Water Quality Trading Program Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing revisions to the water quality trading program rules that would clarify when and how water quality trading could be used, and will hold a public hearing Aug. 21, 2012.

July 5, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Rule Changes to Pretreatment and Indirect Discharge Program
Ohio EPA is proposing to amend rules that regulate allowable industrial wastewater discharges that require pretreatment before being routed to public wastewater treatment systems.

April 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Updates to Ambient Air Quality And Emergency Episode Standards
Ohio EPA is proposing amendments to ambient air quality and emergency episode standards to make them the same as the federal rules.

March 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Open Burning Comment Period
Ohio EPA has extended the comment period for the amended rules for open burning through Friday, March 16, 2012.

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.

February 1, 2012
Statement Concerning the Decision to Withdraw the Water Quality Rules Package
“After taking into consideration all of the information available to me, I have made a decision to withdraw Ohio EPA’s water quality rule package from JCARR and further vet them through the Common Sense Initiative process.

January 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Exemption to State Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing to allow an exemption to Ohio’s greenhouse gas tailoring rules for facilities that use biomass as fuel in order to mirror the federal rule.

January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Two Rules Affecting Ohio’s Water Quality
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Feb. 1, 2012, to take comments on proposed rules packages for the state water quality standards, and 401 water quality certifications.

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