February 29, 2012 Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.
February 27, 2012 Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Moxahala Creek Watershed Report
The Moxahala Creek watershed met its goals for public drinking water supply use and more than half of its goals for aquatic life use, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through March 15.
February 23, 2012 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Wetland and Stream Impacts Related to Proposed Cuyahoga County Housing
Potential wetland and stream impacts associated with a proposed residential project in Independence will be the focus of a March 8, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 21, 2012 Village of Attica Agrees to Make Drinking Water, Wastewater Treatment System Improvements
The village of Attica has agreed to reduce levels of disinfection byproducts in its drinking water and construct improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
February 17, 2012 Perry County Commissioners Agree to Address Unsanitary Conditions in Three Unsewered Areas
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Perry County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance in the unincorporated areas of Rehobeth, Old Rainer Rd. and Moore’s Junction (also known as Six Mile Turn).
February 16, 2012 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Update to Akron’s Long-Term Control Plan
The city of Akron’s updated plan to reduce combined sewer overflows will be the focus of a Feb. 29, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 14, 2012 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Waterville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, about a request from Hanson Aggregates Midwest to renew the wastewater discharge permit for its Waterville Quarry.
February 9, 2012 Public May Comment on Proposed Water Quality Settlement in Greene County
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, on behalf of Ohio EPA, has reached a proposed settlement with Clemens Development Co. and Richard Clemens for failure to implement storm water runoff measures at a 71-acre property located on the east side of Sugarcreek Road and north of Route 725 in Greene County.
February 8, 2012 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Renewal for Geauga County Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to renew a Bainbridge Township wastewater treatment plant’s discharge permit will be the focus of a Feb. 22, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.
February 7, 2012 Willard Mobile Home Park Will Connect to City’s Water System, Make Wastewater Plant Improvements
The owner of Willard Mobile Home Park in Huron County has until April 30, 2012, to connect to the city of Willard’s public drinking water system and until Feb. 21, 2012, to bring its wastewater treatment system into compliance with its wastewater discharge permit.
February 7, 2012 Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.
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.