September 29, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Mount Perry Nutrient Storage Facility
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual information session Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, and an in-person public hearing on Oct. 20, both at 6 p.m., to discuss and accept comments on a draft permit that would allow the storage and beneficial use of Class B biosolids from the Mount Perry Nutrient Storage Facility.

September 29, 2021
Ohio EPA Launches GIS Mapping Tool for Property Revitalization/Voluntary Action Program
Ohio EPA is announcing the launch of an online GIS mapping tool the public can use to track and research properties that have completed investigation/remediation work under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). The sites detailed on this application have been granted a Covenant Not to Sue (CNS) by the Agency, which protects the property owner or operator and future owners from legal responsibility to the State of Ohio for further environmental investigation and remediation relating to known releases.

September 27, 2021
Environmental Education Mini Grants Awarded to Six Organizations throughout Ohio
Six Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) mini grants for projects focused on environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $19,594.

September 23, 2021
Ohio EPA Announces 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Winners
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 15 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) stewardship award.

September 22, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting with in-person and virtual options on Oct. 6, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed re-issuance of 41 nationwide permits and the state’s certification of those activities.

September 17, 2021
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $5.5 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $5.5 million in low-interest rate interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $1.4 million.

September 17, 2021
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $11.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving more than $11.2 million in low-interest rate and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $12.1 million.

September 17, 2021
Central Ohio Communities Receive $32 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving more than $32 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates will save these communities more than $5 million.

September 17, 2021
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $29.6 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving more than $29.6 million in low-interest rate and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $7.6 million.

September 17, 2021
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $19 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $19 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities $3.97 million.

September 16, 2021
Ohio EPA Continues Outreach on Maumee Watershed Project
Ohio EPA’s third public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is now available. The module highlights the ongoing nutrient reduction activities and research in the watershed.

September 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Step Three in Maumee Watershed Nutrient TMDL
Step three in Ohio EPA’s Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. For this step, the Agency is requesting public comments on the draft Loading Analysis Plan (LAP).

September 7, 2021
Photos Chosen as Judges’ Favorites in 2021 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Out of 46 photographs submitted by amateur photographers, eight were recognized as judges’ favorites in the annual Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized during the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) Sept. 3 meeting.

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