June 23, 2020 Study of Southwest Ohio River Tributaries Released
Two aquatic insects never previously recorded in Ohio were found during an Ohio EPA study of 65 streams that flow into the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio. Today, Ohio EPA released the study, which examines water quality, sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from small streams that drain portions of Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.
June 22, 2020 Ohio EPA Awards $795,000 in Grants to 46 Local Agencies for Mosquito Control
Forty-five local health departments and one sanitary district are sharing $795,070 in grant funding from Ohio EPA for mosquito control activities, including more than $139,000 to remove scrap tires, which can become breeding grounds for mosquito larvae. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.
June 19, 2020 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth
Ohio EPA today issued a wastewater discharge permit to Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch.
June 19, 2020 Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six seventh through 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.
June 16, 2020 Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments About Plan to Study Large Rivers
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments regarding the Agency’s plan to study the state’s largest rivers in 2020-21. Comments will be accepted through July 8, 2020.
June 1, 2020 $12 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Grants Available
Ohio EPA is announcing that $12 million in Volkswagen settlement grants are now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles for emission reductions to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports, and intermodal facilities.
May 28, 2020 Study of Minor Great Black Swamp Tributaries Released
Today, Ohio EPA today released a study examining water and sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from 50 small streams that flow into the Maumee River in northwest Ohio. These small streams drain approximately 1,040 square miles in portions of Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, and Wood counties.
May 26, 2020 E-Check Stations Re-Opening May 26
With the re-opening of Ohio BMV registrars, Ohio EPA has asked its contractor that operates the E-Check automobile emissions testing stations in the seven-county Cleveland-Akron metro area to re-open all stations today.
May 15, 2020 Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the draft 2021 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 8, 2020 Ohio EPA Announces Draft General Permit for Impacts to Ephemeral Streams
Ohio EPA has released a draft general permit that will be available to applicants for projects that impact ephemeral streams and is accepting public comments on the draft permit for 30 days after the public notice is published in newspapers.
May 5, 2020 Ohio EPA Recognizes Magnificat High School with Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson has awarded Magnificat High School with the Leaf Class of Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4).
April 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Issues Permits to PennOhio Signal Location
Ohio EPA has issued a surface water permit-to-install (PTI) and two air permits to install and operate (PTIO) to PennOhio Waste, LLC’s Signal facility, 44626 State Route 154, Lisbon, related to the company’s unloading and transfer operations of construction and demolition debris.
April 30, 2020 Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth Wastewater Discharge Permit
The public comment period concerning a draft wastewater discharge permit and application renewal submitted by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch has been extended to May 15, 2020.
April 27, 2020 Ohio EPA Issues Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA issued a final wastewater discharge permit today to CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.
April 23, 2020 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Petmin USA Inc.
Ohio EPA will hold an online public meeting and hearing to accept public comments on a draft air pollution permit for Petmin, USA Inc.’s proposed facility in Ashtabula. If approved, the permit would replace the existing air permit and is being considered due to design changes at the facility.