June 30, 2016 Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA Seeking Comments on Renewal of Envirosafe Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2016, to accept public comments about a draft permit for continuing daily operations at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI), 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
June 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on INEOS’s Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to accept public comments about draft permits related to INEOS Nitriles USA LLC’s continuing operation of four Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the property in Lima.
June 10, 2016 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, 878 Bayview Drive, Put-in-Bay.
June 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Route 523 Project in Sandusky County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road project in Sandusky County. The meeting will take place at Gibsonburg Village Offices, 526 Webster St., Gibsonburg.
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.
May 26, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meetings, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permits for Proposed ‘Rover Pipeline Compressor Stations’
Ohio EPA will hold five public information sessions/hearings regarding seven draft air permits related to the installation and operation of compressor stations in Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe, Noble and Wayne counties. The compressor stations are intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the proposed Rover pipeline.
May 25, 2016 State of Ohio Releases Draft Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin; Accepting Public Comments Until June 25, 2016
Public comments are being sought on a draft Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.
May 25, 2016 Learn How To Find the Right Grant and Write a Winning Grant Proposal
Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 101/102 class to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 4949 Jerome Road, Maumee.
May 24, 2016 Study of Huron River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the Huron River watershed in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Richland and Seneca counties. The river drains 403 square miles and empties into Lake Erie.
April 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Cemetery Dumping Suspect
Bags of infectious waste were illegally dumped in Toledo’s Forest Cemetery on Oct. 13, 2015. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen the activity or know the person or people who dumped the material.
April 4, 2016 Ohio Digging up Ideas for Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s greatest assets and its harbors must be dredged regularly to keep ports open for shipping. Much of the material dredged from the lake currently is dumped into the open waters of the lake. However, most of the material could be used for projects to benefit the environment and economy. In addition, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 1 into law in 2015, which requires open lake disposal of dredged material to end by July 1, 2020.
March 24, 2016 Ottawa River Restoration Plan Topic of Public Meeting
Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment for the Ottawa River in Toledo. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan and listen to comments. The meeting will be in Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 401 S. Erie St., Toledo.
March 18, 2016 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at Maumee Bay State Park
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Maumee Bay State Park Conference Center, 1750 State Park Road No. 2, Oregon.
March 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Visits First Solar to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence, Leadership
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited First Solar, Inc., in Perrysburg today to recognize the company for its ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship. He toured the facility, seeing how First Solar’s commitment to the environment goes beyond the renewable energy products the company manufactures.
February 23, 2016 Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New Targets Announced by U.S. EPA
In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.