October 15, 2020
Ohio EPA Detects PFAS in Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced today that the public water system serving the Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center, an educational facility and event space in Dayton, has tested positive for elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

October 9, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss SoMoCo Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on an application from the Morrow County Commissioners (on behalf of the SoMoCo Wastewater Treatment Plant) for a new wastewater discharge permit with a proposed discharge to Alum Creek.

October 5, 2020
Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Power Plant Efficiency
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address power plant efficiency. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

September 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Latest Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 19 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence stewardship award.

September 30, 2020
New Hazardous Waste Rules Approved, Take Effect in October
Updated hazardous waste management rules will take effect on Oct. 5, 2020. Known as the generator improvement rules package, the new rules align Ohio’s rules with their federal counterparts.

September 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Campbell’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA is considering a request to add a new wastewater discharge location for the Campbell Soup plant in Napoleon and incorporate the outfall and discharge limits into a wastewater discharge permit renewal for the facility.

September 28, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Credible Data Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address the credible data program. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

September 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Phillips Drive Bank Restoration Application
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing to take comments on an application for a water quality certification related to the proposed Phillips Drive bank restoration in Mount Vernon.

September 11, 2020
Study of Lake Erie Central Basin Tributaries Released
Ohio EPA today released a study examining water and sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from 38 named and unnamed rivers and streams that flow into the Lake Erie Central Basin in northeast Ohio. These small streams drain approximately 1,040 square miles in portions of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties.

September 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Stream Quality Designation Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes beneficial use designation rules for the Maumee River, Sandusky River, Huron River, and Portage River watersheds. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

August 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Selects 2020 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eleven environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.

August 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Amendments to Drinking Water Chemical Monitoring Rule
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address disinfection byproducts in public drinking water systems. A virtual public hearing about the amended rule will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.

August 18, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Renewing General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
Ohio EPA will accept public comments at a virtual public hearing about renewing the small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permit. Small MS4s are storm sewer systems serving fewer than 100,000 people in urbanized areas.

August 10, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Requests Public Comments about Ashtabula River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA are accepting comments for the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment that restricts navigational dredging activities within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.

August 7, 2020
Central Ohio Communities Receive $144 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $144 million in low-interest funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020.

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