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 30, 2012
Ohio EPA Offering Info Sessions in February for Surface Water Improvement Grants
Communities and organizations interested in learning how to apply for grants to improve water quality can attend upcoming information sessions Ohio EPA is holding on the Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant program.

January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Wastewater Discharge Permit Request For Delaware
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thurs., Feb. 9, 2012, to accept comments about the city of Delaware’s wastewater discharge permit application for a new water treatment plant.

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.

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Paint Creek Watershed Report
The lower portion of Paint Creek has exceptional biological quality, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through Feb. 10.

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Draft Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tues., Jan. 31, 2012, to accept comments about a draft alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in the 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.

January 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to modify Geneva-on-the-Lake’s wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the focus of a Jan. 26, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

January 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting about Toledo Airport Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, to accept comments on water quality impacts associated with a plan to build an industrial park near Toledo Express Airport.

January 10, 2012
Businessman Sentenced in Toledo Environmental Records Tampering Case
Greg Kuch, of Findlay, owner and operator of State Tank and Remediation, Inc., was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court today to pay $10,000 in restitution, perform 100 hours of community service and serve four years of community control after being convicted on one count of tampering with records.

January 9, 2012
Ohio EPA, Sewer Association Settle Water Pollution Violations in Washington County
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, White Oak Sewer Association Inc. agreed to eliminate unauthorized discharges into the South Fork of Wolfe Creek from its wastewater discharge plant near State Routes 500 and 339 in Barlow Township by connecting to the Washington County collection system.

January 5, 2012
Water Quality in Ohio’s Watersheds Improves, According to Ohio EPA Report
A draft 2012 water quality report documents an improvement in the status of Ohio’s waterways. Ohio EPA is accepting comments on the report’s list of impaired waters until Feb. 6, 2012.

January 3, 2012
Public Invited to Comment on Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a Jan. 17, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting in Cleveland.

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