June 30, 2021
Ohio EPA’s 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan Available
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) program management plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

June 25, 2021
Twenty-Seven Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA congratulate the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-seven seventh thru 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

June 21, 2021
Toledo Landfill Expansion Permit Approved
Ohio EPA has approved a permit to expand Toledo’s Hoffman Road Landfill. The expansion will extend the life of the landfill to approximately 83.5 years based on current average daily waste receipts of 611 tons a day.

June 16, 2021
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing June 29 about General Permit for Bridge Maintenance
Ohio EPA will accept public comments at a virtual public hearing about renewing a general permit allowing wastewater discharges from specific bridge maintenance activities. The discharges are associated with cleaning of bridge joints, scuppers and drainage troughs, and bridge seats.

June 15, 2021
Ohio EPA Offering Grants to Replace Diesel-Powered Off-Road Equipment with Electric-Powered Equipment
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for 2021 Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund grants through Aug. 13, 2021. Grants are available for off-road equipment operating in 26 priority counties.

June 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants through July 15, 2021. The summer grant cycle includes both mini grants (from $500 to $5,000) and general grants (up to $50,000).

June 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Documents for Developing Maumee Watershed Nutrient Plan
Ohio EPA’s second public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. The module includes details on the first two steps of this TMDL development.

June 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Preble County Quarry
Ohio EPA is considering an application for a wastewater discharge permit for the Barrett Paving Materials Lewisburg quarry. The new quarry is at the site of the former Wysong Stone Quarry.

May 28, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate here.

May 27, 2021
Ohio Releases Updated Response Strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms In Recreational Waters
As the summer recreation season approaches, Ohio is simplifying the health advisories related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and setting more protective threshold levels that trigger the posting of public health advisories at recreational waterbodies. The updated HABs Strategy for Recreational Waters is available online.

May 25, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Waynesville Campground
Ohio EPA is considering a wastewater discharge permit application for a new wastewater treatment system for Frontier Campground in Waynesville.

May 17, 2021
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the Draft 2022 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 14, 2021
Virtual Meeting Set June 3 about Brecksville Project
Ohio EPA has extended the public comment deadline on a water quality certification application for the proposed construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Brecksville. The extended deadline for public comments is June 14, 2021.

May 10, 2021
Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by five regional planning agencies. The plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution in a defined geographic area. The plans address a variety of water quality issues ranging from sewage treatment to urban and agricultural runoff.

May 7, 2021
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

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