March 5, 2015 2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.
February 24, 2015 Partnership Aims for Improved Recycling Data
Recycling saves Ohio’s landfill space, conserves natural resources and saves on disposal costs. Recycling also creates jobs and is good for Ohio’s economy.
January 30, 2015 Ohio EPA Accepts Oversight of Award-Winning Educational Curriculum, Project WET
Ohio EPA is now coordinating the award-winning educational program, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), throughout Ohio. This international curriculum features interactive and outdoor learning activities for students in elementary and middle school grades.
January 27, 2015 Batavia Middle School Will Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 19 Ohio middle schools built models of their concepts of what cities will be like in the future for the DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ Ohio region, held Jan. 17, 2015, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC).
January 7, 2015 Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.
January 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Finalizes 2015 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2015 program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The WPCLF is a revolving loan fund that provides low-interest loans and other financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects to address the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
January 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Environmental Education Grant Deadline Approaching
The deadline to apply for Ohio Environmental Education Fund grants is Jan. 15, 2015. Grants are available for up to $50,000 to educate Ohio students, citizens and the regulated community about environmental problems and potential solutions.
November 10, 2014 Ohio EPA Proposes 2015 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2015 program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The WPCLF provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
October 28, 2014 Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Recycling And Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for various recycling and litter prevention grants and will host an informational meeting on the 2015 grant application process on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
October 21, 2014 Students Feed Learning Skills While Considering How to Feed Future Cities
This fall, middle school students from across the nation are being challenged to think about how to produce enough food for the planet’s growing population in the 2014/2015 DiscoverE Future City Competition. Ohio students and professional mentors are asked to participate.
October 2, 2014 Environmental Defense Fund Report Identifies Ohio as Leader in Reducing Air Emissions and Creating Jobs
"The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said. "This report illustrates Ohio is at the forefront nationally, creating jobs and protecting the environment while reducing emissions from this new industry."
September 23, 2014 Ohio EPA Hosts Conference to Help Businesses
Nearly 400 people from all over Ohio are in Columbus September 23-24 to learn more about how Ohio EPA can help their business thrive in our state while protecting the environment. Ohio EPA’s eighth Compliance Assistance Conference aims to give regulated facilities and consultants the tools they need to improve environmental compliance and performance as they do business.
September 12, 2014 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Twenty environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 3, 2014 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Regional General Permit Renewal For Ohio Department of Transportation Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting comments regarding a renewal and modification of a draft statewide general permit for road construction and repair. An information session and public hearing will be held at 3 p.m., July 21, 2014, at the Ohio EPA Central Office, sixth floor, conference room B, 50 W. Town St., Columbus.
July 2, 2014 Ohio EPA Awards $50,000 Environmental Education Grants to Statewide Organizations
Ohio Energy Project and Efficiency Smart will each receive a $50,000 grant to help teach elementary school children about energy. Eleven grants were awarded statewide for $304,136.