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After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

July 31, 2017
Miami County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Ohio EPA Financing
The village of Covington is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to begin Phase 1 improvements to the community’s wastewater treatment plant.

July 28, 2017
Georgetown Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Georgetown will use an Ohio EPA loan to fund the replacement of aging and deteriorating water lines and increase flow and improve drinking water quality in the village.

July 27, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Seneca County Campground
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit modification allowing Walnut Grove Campground to replace its wastewater treatment plant with a larger facility.

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 27, 2017
Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Permit Renewals for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA will hold an Aug. 10, 2017, public meeting concerning two proposed permit renewals for Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool. The public information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Westgate Middle School Complex Auditorium, 810 West 8th Street, East Liverpool.

July 26, 2017
Tuscarawas Village Receives Ohio EPA Financing for Asset Management Plan
Ohio EPA is providing Tuscarawas village with a $35,000 loan to go toward funding an asset management plan that will assist the village in optimizing the function of their water system.

July 26, 2017
Oregon Changing Sewage Biosolids System to End Practice of Land Application
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to build a new sewage biosolids dewatering system that will allow the material to be sent to a landfill rather than applying it to cropland.

July 25, 2017
Sandusky County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Lindsey will improve its wastewater treatment plant with help from an Ohio EPA loan to cover the cost of designing the project.

July 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists City of Akron with Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing six loans to the City of Akron for continued upgrades to the city’s sewer system. The loans, totaling more than $51 million, will help the city achieve its goal of dramatically reducing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that release to the local waterways during periods of heavy precipitation.

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 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Postpones Public Meeting Regarding Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
The previously scheduled July 24, 2017, meeting at the Center for Equine Science to discuss cleanup plans at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, has been cancelled by Ohio EPA. The information session and public hearing will be rescheduled (date to be determined).

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.

July 11, 2017
‘Lake Erie Starts Here’ 25th Annual Photo Contest Has New Focus on Telling the Story of the Watershed
SANDUSKY, OH –The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces the theme for its 25th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest, “Lake Erie Starts Here.” The goal of the new focus is to draw attention to how people’s actions in the Lake Erie watershed in Ohio are improving lake water quality.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District With Kingsbury Run Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $4,774,375 loan to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to fund upgrades to the Kingsbury Run sewer collection system. Kingsbury Run serves as a drainage outlet for the central portion of Cleveland, east of the Cuyahoga River, and the west end of Shaker Heights.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Wayne County Village with Sanitary Sewer Expansion
Ohio EPA is providing a $532,464 loan to the village of Apple Creek to extend sanitary sewers to Waynedale High School on Dover Road. The loan, along with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, will cover the entire cost of the project.

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