December 8, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Plans for Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking for public comment on a plan to invest $75 million over the next 10 years to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Funding will come from dollars allocated to Ohio from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. Three regional public information sessions are scheduled for January 2018 to explain how the plan was developed and to answer questions.
December 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Compost Facility Rules
Significant rule changes are proposed for Class I-IV composting facilities that establish requirements for constructing, operating and closing compost facilities. These new and amended rules will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
November 14, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about New Demolition Debris Landfill Rule
Proposed rule changes that would require construction and demolition debris (C&DD) landfills to have a certified operator will be the subject of a Nov. 28, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
November 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 20 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
November 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Amended Wastewater Permit-to-Install Program
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, regarding rule changes related to requirements for wastewater permits-to-install.
November 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Asbestos Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments at a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s rules related to asbestos hazard abatement contractors, training providers, specialists and other professionals.
November 1, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing to Amend Demolition Debris Landfill Rules
Rule changes related to construction and demolition debris landfills in Ohio will be the focus of a Nov. 15, 2017, Ohio EPA public hearing.
October 12, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Oct. 26 Hearing to Discuss Rules for New Alternative Fuels Vehicles Grants Program
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, regarding rules related for the Agency’s new Alternative Fuels Vehicles grant program.
October 3, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 18 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards today at the Sustainability Conference in Columbus.
August 25, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Sept. 6 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Emergency Response Commission Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, regarding rule changes related to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
August 14, 2017 Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.
July 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Proposes General Permit for Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water and wastewater discharges from bulk fuel storage facilities in Ohio.
July 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 17, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.