July 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Mentor Marsh Sewer Line Project
Potential wetlands impacts from a proposed sewer interceptor line in Mentor will be the focus of an Aug. 11, 2016 public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mentor Municipal Center, City Council Chamber on the third floor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor.
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.
July 26, 2016 Going Fishing? Catch and Release or Make a Meal
Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
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 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 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 13, 2016 Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.
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 19, 2016 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Proposed New Tissue Manufacturer
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge from the proposed Sofidel America Corp. facility that would be located 2,500 feet south of the southeastern corner of U.S. 23 and Pittsburg Road, Pickaway Township, Pickaway County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Pickaway County District Public Library – Main Branch, 1160 N. Court St., Circleville.
April 11, 2016 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater treatment plant expansion that discharges to a tributary of Big Darby Creek located at 6262 London-Groveport Road, Grove City. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School, 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.
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 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Big Darby Bridge Construction Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the County Road 22 bridge over Big Darby Creek near Orient. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School at 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.
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 23, 2016 Ohio EPA Decision Clears Way For Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, which is essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue using this economically important waterway. No dredged material can be placed in the open lake.