May 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards $4,314 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Owens State Community College
Owens State Community College will use a $4,314 Ohio EPA environmental education mini-grant to improve the energy efficiency of older homes in lower income Toledo neighborhoods.

May 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards $2,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Ohio State Parks for Middle Bass Island
A $2,000 Ohio EPA environmental education mini-grant will support installation of a series of interpretive signs about environmental issues and natural history of Middle Bass Island.

May 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant for Summer Institute at Cuyahoga Valley Park
The Otterbein University Department of Education has received a $1,522 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to support a summer institute for teachers in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

May 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners
Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners has received a $4,000 Ohio EPA environmental education mini grant to increase public awareness of the watershed’s size and boundaries.

May 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Stark County
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Canton-Massillon area meets the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour federal fine particulate standards.

May 22, 2012
Brunersburg Water District, Ohio EPA Resolve Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Brunersburg Water District, located in Defiance County has agreed to examine water usage and potential cross connections in its water system and address elevated levels of disinfection byproducts in the system.

May 16, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Proposed Sugar Creek Bridge Replacement
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on May 30, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of replacing a deficient bridge over South Fork Sugar Creek in Tuscarawas County.

May 15, 2012
Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of the Horsburgh & Scott Company, another Cleveland industrial site has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

May 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Northeast Ohio
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Cleveland-Lorain-Akron area meets the 2006 federal fine particulate standard.

May 10, 2012
Former Teasdale-Fenton Cleaners Cleared for Redevelopment
Another local brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of North College Hill.

May 9, 2012
Water Quality Report Issued for Small Tributaries to Lake Erie, Maumee River
A water quality report issued by Ohio EPA this week details findings on tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until June 11, 2012.

May 9, 2012
Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

May 8, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Improvement Projects
Approximately $3 million in federal grants for stream water quality improvement will be available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is the close of business June 1, 2012.

May 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.

May 2, 2012
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permits Issued to Lake County’s Lubrizol Corporation
Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have scheduled a May 15, 2012, public meeting to discuss state and federal draft hazardous waste permits issued to The Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe.

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