December 1, 2017 Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Aesthetics” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio EPA’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Degradation of Aesthetics” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).
November 30, 2017 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Wastewater Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install allowing Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District to expand its River Drive wastewater treatment plant.
November 29, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Plan Addressing Contamination at Bowling Green Site
The preferred plan to address the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company property in Bowling Green will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.
November 28, 2017 Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.
November 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Amended Zeidrich Dump Preferred Plan
The amended preferred plan to address the Zeidrich Dump site, located near East Line Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of the village of Minerva (Columbiana County) will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.
November 24, 2017 Rover Pipeline Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA has cited Rover Pipeline, LLC for spilling contaminants into the Black Fork of the Mohican River, Ashland County. The Notice of Violation is Rover’s fifth since the company received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio. These latest violations are summarized in a letter Ohio EPA sent to Rover this week, requesting that the company pause horizontal drilling activities, review its contingency plan and ensure readiness to respond to future inadvertent returns.
November 22, 2017 Public Meeting to Discuss Franklin County Landfill’s Expansion Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2017, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Franklin County Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s total footprint to 333 acres. The information session will be at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road, Grove City.
November 21, 2017 New Waterford Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
New Waterford is improving the village’s drinking water treatment and distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
November 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Ashtabula River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC). The meeting will be held Dec. 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, 1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula.
November 17, 2017 Campbell Building Emergency Water Connection with Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Campbell is establishing an emergency drinking water connection with Youngstown in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
November 17, 2017 Geauga County Community Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
The Paw Paw Lake subdivision in Geauga County is replacing the community’s drinking water treatment plant with a project financed with a low-interest Ohio EPA loan.
November 17, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Latest Version of Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have completed the Ohio Domestic Action Plan (DAP) 1.0 to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. This version of the Ohio DAP is being provided to U.S. EPA for review and comment and to serve as Ohio’s part of the US Domestic Action Plan, the final version of which is due in Feb. 2018.
November 14, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Demolition Debris Landfill Rule
Proposed rule changes that would require construction and demolition debris (C&DD) landfills to have a certified operator will be the subject of a Nov. 28, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
November 13, 2017 Columbus Zoo Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Recognition
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first two organizations in Ohio to achieve platinum-level recognition for environmental stewardship in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.
November 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 20 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.