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.

September 21, 2016
Public Comments Sought for Proposed NEXUS Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, 601 Middle Ave., Elyria, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related a proposed pipeline and accept comments as part of a public hearing.

September 8, 2016
Public Comments Sought for Proposed Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related to a proposed pipeline and accept public comments.

July 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2016 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals.

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.

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 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 24, 2016
Study of Several Ohio River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of several Ohio River tributaries located in Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.

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.

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 12, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Tuscarawas County Coal Mining Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge associated with the proposed Oxford Mining Company’s Hunt 4 Adjacent Mining Area located in Clay, Salem and Washington townships, Tuscarawas County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Gnadenhutten Village Hall, 141 S. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten.

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.

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