December 22, 2016 Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.
December 14, 2016 Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.
December 14, 2016 Columbus Green Building Forum Receives Ohio EPA Grant
High School and adult education students will have an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of green building and environmental technology with help from a $46,332 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to the Columbus Green Building Forum.
December 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on two different draft wastewater discharge permits related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
November 1, 2016 Hamilton County to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Hamilton County is using a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to make improvements at the Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant that will, in turn, help improve the water quality in Muddy Creek.
October 26, 2016 Wintersville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Wintersville has received a $420,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to conduct a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). This study will help Wintersville identify (so that the village can subsequently eliminate) points at which sanitary sewers and storm water combine. As a result, the system will have fewer overflows into area streams. The improvement in water quality will help both public health and the environment.
October 20, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Mahoning County Organization
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will use a $5,000 grant from Ohio EPA to place signs with maps throughout the Yellow Creek Watershed. The signs will help people understand how to protect surface water.
October 7, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Water Quality Sampling Training
Ohio EPA is offering Credible Data, Level 1 (water quality data), training at Ken Green’s Farm, 943 Water St., Woodville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2016.
October 6, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.
September 23, 2016 Ohio EPA Funding Improvements to Indian Creek Wastewater Plant
Hamilton County has been awarded a loan from Ohio EPA to upgrade the Indian Creek wastewater treatment plant. The project will further improve the plant’s safety and efficiency and protect water quality in the Ohio River.
September 23, 2016 Butler Sewage System Design Funded by Ohio EPA
The village of Butler is planning major improvements to its wastewater treatment system to upgrade the quality of its effluent and improve water quality in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River thanks to an Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan.
September 23, 2016 Columbus to Improve Sewer System Operation; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will greatly lessen odors associated with its sewer operations on the city’s south side through rebuilding a biofilter on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker interceptor.
September 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Changes to Surface Water Regulations
As part of its three year (triennial) review, Ohio EPA is seeking comments about rules related to Ohio’s surface water laws. To explain how to submit proposed changes for consideration and help the public understand the rulemaking process, the Agency will host a webinar at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2016. Preregistration is not required. Click this link to connect to the webinar. Additional information can be found online.
September 21, 2016 Ottawa County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ottawa County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2016.