September 22, 2017
Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction, Immediately Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA cited Rover Pipeline, LLC again this week for spilling contaminants into a stream: soap wastewater and soil/sediment into a tributary of Irish Creek, Loudon Township, Carroll County. The Notice of Violation comes only three days after the company this week received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio.

September 20, 2017
Wellston Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Update Water Treatment Plant and Replace Waterline
Wellston has received a $721,026 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to update water lines and a water treatment plant and generator.

September 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for NEXUS Pipeline
After lengthy and careful review and consideration to ensure this pipeline project complies with Ohio law and is protective of the environment and public health, Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Nexus pipeline to be built in Columbiana, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, Henry and Fulton counties.

September 15, 2017
Ohio EPA Provides Loans to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows
Ohio EPA has provided more than $150 million in low-interest loans to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) for two projects aimed at reducing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The sewer district’s projects are among 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 15, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Ashtabula County Community with Facilities Planning
Ohio EPA has provided a $30,000 loan to the city of Geneva to plan for the community’s future wastewater treatment needs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Cuyahoga County Community with Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA has provided a $1,848,815 loan to the city of Parma to extend sanitary sewers into an area currently served by aging and ineffective on-site wastewater treatment systems. The project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Helps Lorain County Community Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows
Ohio EPA has provided the city of Avon Lake with two loans for projects that will reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Lake Erie. The city’s projects are among 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for Ohio EPA’s loan programs.

September 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting Regarding Portage County Road Reconstruction Project
Potential wetland impacts from a proposed road reconstruction project in Streetsboro will be the focus of a Sept. 28, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Streetsboro City Hall, 9184 S.R. 43.

September 13, 2017
Franklin County Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Update Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant
Franklin County will improve water quality in Darby Creek with a $4.4 million low interest loan from Ohio EPA to improve treatment at the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant and eliminate two small package plants.

September 12, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Stream Impacts Due to Route 62/I-71 Interchange Project
Potential impacts from ramp reconstruction at the Route 62/I-71 Interchange near Grove City will be the focus of a Sept. 25, 2017, Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

September 11, 2017
Piqua Expanding Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Piqua is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to expand its wastewater treatment plant, eliminating a sanitary sewer overflow and improving water quality in the Great Miami River. Piqua’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.

September 11, 2017
Metropolitan Sewer District Continues Lick Run Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Hamilton County has received two loans from Ohio EPA to finance the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Project Groundwork Luck Run combined sewer overflow elimination project. The loans are among 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.

September 8, 2017
Toledo Continues Combined Sewer Overflow Elimination Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo has received two loans from Ohio EPA to finance combined sewer overflow (CSO) elimination projects, part of the city’s Toledo Waterways Initiative. The loans are among 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs

September 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Big Darby Water Quality Evaluation
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments until Sept. 29, 2017, on a draft report which summarizes findings from a 2014 survey of the biological, chemical and physical properties of the Big Darby watershed.

September 1, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.

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