April 3, 2017 2017 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Highlights Improvements in Ottawa River
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park to announce the state’s new guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
March 24, 2017 April 6 Hearing Set for Revised Rules for Closing Facilities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input until April 6, 2017, about proposed changes to rules governing facilities that temporarily or permanently stop regulated operations.
March 10, 2017 Ohio’s Lead Maps Available to Public
Maps identifying lead service lines across the state have been released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio has 1,878 Ohio public drinking water systems that were required to submit the maps by yesterday as part of recent drinking water reforms championed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure our communities are provided information and being protected like never before from lead in drinking water.
March 2, 2017 March 23 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2017 through June 2018.
February 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces New Statewide Mosquito Control Grant Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges are in Athens today to announce funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state. Mosquito Control Grants help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis
February 17, 2017 Statewide Commercial, Industrial Recycling Data Survey Gathers Useful Data
It’s once again time for Ohio to request data from commercial and industrial businesses regarding their recycling activities. The data will be used to identify recycling trends and opportunities and indicate whether Ohio is meeting its recycling goals.
January 26, 2017 Ohio EPA Offering Low Interest Loans to Finance Drinking Water Projects; March 1 Deadline for Upcoming Program Year
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements in communities across Ohio until March 1, 2017.
January 20, 2017 Oakwood Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 16 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving parts, lights, mirrors, four-sided custom models and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held Jan. 14, 2017, at Columbus State Community College.
December 22, 2016 Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing about Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on proposed rule changes regarding the management of hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage and disposal, including rules for management of universal waste and used oil.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.
December 21, 2016 Ohio EPA to Take Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Sulfur Dioxide Rules
Ohio EPA is holding a hearing concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s sulfur dioxide rules as part of the Agency five-year rule review. The rules under review set limits, testing and record-keeping requirements for sulfur dioxide emissions from sources in the state.
December 14, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Sulfur Dioxide Area Designations Hearing
Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 concerning areas in Ohio that the Agency will be recommending U.S. EPA designate as attaining the revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard.
December 8, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Hearing about Revisions to SERC Rules
Requirements for companies to notify state agencies regarding oil and gas related spills or releases will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2016, public meeting. These rules are set up under Ohio’s State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
November 10, 2016 Ohio EPA Requests Public Input on Volkswagen Settlement
Ohio EPA is asking the public to weigh-in on a plan that will use Ohio’s portion of the Volkswagen consent decree/settlement to offset the effects of diesel emissions. The state’s share of the settlement dollars is anticipated to be $71.4 million over 10 years, and will be directed toward grants and other efforts that can produce the greatest air quality benefits such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reductions, reduced public exposure to the pollutants in diesel exhaust and the promotion of clean vehicle technologies.