April 11, 2017
Catholic Charities of Summit County Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Nearly 2,000 Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county students will learn about pollinator species and native prairie restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Catholic Charities of Summit County at Camp Christopher.

April 11, 2017
Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 350 kindergarten through middle school students and local residents will learn about habitat restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve.

April 10, 2017
Euclid Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Sewer Plant Construction
Euclid will improve water quality in Lake Erie by constructing a new treatment system at the city’s wastewater treatment plant with help from a $65.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The additional treatment capacity will help prevent sewer overflows into Lake Erie.

April 6, 2017
Barberton Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Install Sanitary Sewers and a Pump System
Barberton will improve water quality in the Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed by constructing new sewers and a pump station in the Nash Heights subdivision, city of Norton. Part of the $8.4 million project will include a $4.6 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

April 6, 2017
Geneva to Improve Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Geneva has received a low-interest loan of nearly $606,000 from Ohio EPA to repair deteriorating water lines that have a history of breaks and water loss in the distribution system.

March 28, 2017
Warren to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Warren has received a low-interest loan (approximately $1.6 million) from Ohio EPA to fund the High Street overflow planning project. Once the study and resulting projects have been completed, the changes to Warren’s sewer system will improve water quality in the Ohio River watershed.

March 27, 2017
Chardon Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Chardon aims to improve water quality in Lake Erie by obtaining funding from Ohio EPA for a design loan. This Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) low-interest loan will allow the community to develop a plan to remedy undersized sewers. The additional treatment capacity also will help prevent sanitary sewer overflows into Lake Erie.

March 20, 2017
Willoughby to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Willoughby has received a nearly $4.5 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to work on the Quentin Road equalization basin. The project will upgrade Willoughby’s sewer system while improving water quality in Lake Erie.

March 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Introduces General Permits for Compressor Stations
Continuing to advance a strong record of achievement in protecting the environment and streamlining the state’s permitting process, Ohio EPA is now accepting general permit applications for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.

February 24, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Rover pipeline to be built in Crawford, Seneca, Hancock, Wood, Henry, Defiance, Fulton, Ashland, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Richland, Belmont and Jefferson counties.

February 8, 2017
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.

February 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Feb. 10 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Air Pollution Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, regarding rule changes related to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) which are small airborne particles. The rule update only applies to fine airborne particles in areas that do not already meet the PM 2.5 standard.

February 1, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.

January 31, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $12.8 million for refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology on school and transit buses and other vehicles.

January 20, 2017
Oakwood Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 16 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving parts, lights, mirrors, four-sided custom models and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held Jan. 14, 2017, at Columbus State Community College.

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