September 15, 2015
Ohio Concludes Review of 2014 Monroe County Well Pad Fire
The State of Ohio has completed its extensive review of a well pad fire in Monroe County from June 2014, and is in the process of assessing penalties for the loss of aquatic species, spill cleanup and water quality violations. Both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) conducted reviews of the incident at Statoil’s Eisenbarth well pad.

September 10, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for FirstEnergy Generation in Eastlake
A request to modify the FirstEnergy Generation Eastlake Plant permit will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting on September 24, 2015. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lakeshore Boulevard, Eastlake.

September 4, 2015
Miamisburg Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Water Plant Project
The City of Miamisburg is improving its drinking water softening process. Design of the project is being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. When complete, the project will improve both public health and surface water quality by lowering the high amount of sodium in the drinking water and significantly reducing the amount of sodium discharged to the Great Miami River from the water treatment plant.

September 4, 2015
Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.

September 3, 2015
Shelby Planning Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Shelby is planning essential improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant that will increase capacity and reduce sewage bypasses during wet weather. The city is funding the design phase of the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 3, 2015
Akron Planning to Separate Combined Sewers, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Akron will receive $25.2 million dollars to pay for professional services related to planning, designing and management activities intended to address its Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) requirements.

September 2, 2015
Putnam County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Putnam County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 2, 2015
Erie County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Erie County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $70,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 2, 2015
Defiance County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Defiance County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Sandusky County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Sandusky County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $150,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Fulton County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Fulton County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Lucas County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Lucas County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Celina Building Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Celina will build a new water tower to replace an aging tank and increase potable water storage for the community. The project is being financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA

September 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.

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