June 9, 2016
Ohio EPA Proposes 2017 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two hearings on Monday, June 27, 2016, to discuss the Agency’s draft Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects addressing the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

June 1, 2016
Public Hearing Will Address General Permit for Petroleum-Related Corrective Actions
Ohio EPA is accepting comments from the public on a draft general permit to regulate wastewater discharges associated with petroleum-related corrective actions. Qualifying general permit applications would apply to incidents that minimally impact water quality.

May 27, 2016
Ohio Strengthens Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy For Recreational Waters
COLUMBUS – With the arrival of warmer temperatures and increased recreational water activities in Ohio, the state is further strengthening its approach to addressing harmful algal blooms in recreational waters like state park lake beaches and boat ramps.

May 20, 2016
Congratulations to the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research Winners!
Ohio EPA announced this week the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. These 24 students were selected at State Science Day at The Ohio State University on Saturday May 14.

May 17, 2016
Effective June 1, 2016: First of Its Kind New ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Drinking Water Systems and Laboratories
Ohio is leading the nation in protecting public health and drinking water with new rules to ensure that public water systems in the state detect and treat any harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in surface water sources.

May 6, 2016
Ohio EPA to Fund Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA will make funding available to community health departments and related public entities to help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile or La Cross Encephalitis.

April 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.35 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects from around Ohio that include assistance with the creation and expansion of organic recycling facilities and equipment purchases for recycling facilities and manufacturers. As a result, more material will be diverted from regional waste streams including plastics, glass and fiber. The projects are expected to create 13 new jobs.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $560,000 for 2016 Litter Management Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding $561,707 in grant funding to 42 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Address Scrap Tire Processing and Market Development
To improve markets for scrap tires across the state, Ohio EPA has awarded funding for two projects to assist companies in developing markets for reusing scrap tires.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention
Ohio EPA is awarding grant funding to help local governments strengthen local recycling and litter prevention efforts.

April 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 26 Ohio grants totaling more than $15 million for 2015/2016 refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology.

April 7, 2016
Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Drafts of General Permits for Compressor Stations
Building on our success protecting the environment and streamlining our permit process for emissions from oil and gas well pad operations, Ohio EPA is now accepting public comments on draft general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.

March 31, 2016
Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

February 10, 2016
Statement by Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler on the U.S. Supreme Court Issuing a Stay on the Clean Power Plan
“By staying U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Supreme Court got it right. The State of Ohio has pointed out the serious legal shortcomings of the federal Clean Power Plan on numerous occasions. We will evaluate the decision and determine how it will impact our plans moving forward.”

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