November 8, 2019 Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Bay Shore Power Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Bay Shore Power Plant wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Nov. 19, 2019, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at Oregon City Council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road.
November 8, 2019 Ohio EPA Proposes 2020 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 14 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2020 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
November 6, 2019 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Five Organizations
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on solar energy, pollinator habitat protection, watershed dynamics, water quality, and sustainable forestry. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $150,000.
October 29, 2019 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit Modification for IronUnits Facility in Toledo
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a Nov. 7, 2019, public meeting on modifications to an air permit for an iron briquette manufacturing facility in Toledo. The IronUnits LLC plant is under construction at Front Street and Millard Avenue in East Toledo.
October 11, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Tow Path Materials Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss Tow Path Materials’ application for a wastewater discharge permit. Tow Path Materials is seeking an initial individual discharge permit for its existing sand and gravel quarry to cover potential discharges to Paint Creek.
October 10, 2019 Environmental Education Mini-Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations throughout Ohio
Seven Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund mini-grants for programs focusing on watersheds, water quality, storm water management and rain gardens, geology and land use, and hydroponics. Mini-grants are awarded for up to $5,000. This fall’s grants total $26,263.
October 3, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Olentangy River Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the Delaware County Engineer’s bridge reconstruction project over the Olentangy River and the addition of three lanes to Home Road.
September 27, 2019 Ohio EPA Celebrates 25 Years of Cleanups, Redevelopment of Old Industrial Properties around the State
A revitalization project in Cleveland’s Flats East is among the most recent properties to be returned to productive use during the 25-year history of Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program. The innovative program has benefitted communities across the state economically and environmentally by encouraging property owners to voluntarily clean up their land for redevelopment.
September 18, 2019 Ohio EPA Announces Meetings to Discuss State Solid Waste Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a series of hearings over the next few weeks, providing the public an opportunity to comment on proposed updates to the state plan that establishes waste reduction and recycling goals for Ohio and the state’s 52 solid waste management districts. The main purpose of the state plan is to help protect the environment by reducing Ohio’s reliance on using solid waste landfill facilities.
September 4, 2019 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Fulton County Steel Mill Expansion
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a Sept. 18, 2019, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit for an expansion of the North Star BlueScope Steel mill located in Delta.
September 3, 2019 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lowell Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the village of Lowell’s application for a permit-to-install for construction of an expanded wastewater treatment plant and related discharges.
August 29, 2019 Ohio EPA to Hold Third Meeting to Discuss Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA will hold a third public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.
August 29, 2019 Public Hearing to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft solid waste permit for Rumpke Waste, Inc., that if approved and issued as final, would allow a vertical and lateral expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill in Waverly.
August 21, 2019 EPA, Ohio: Columbus is Nation’s First Non-Attainment Area to Meet Ozone Air Quality Standard
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health.
August 19, 2019 Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Sixteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.