February 22, 2021
Dublin Team Wins Ohio 2021 Future City Competition
Remote Learning Academy in Dublin has won the Ohio region of DiscoverE’s Future City Competition. This year’s annual competition was held virtually. The students next will represent Ohio in the national competition, which also will be held virtually on April 7, 2021.

February 19, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for 2021 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) is seeking submissions for the 29th Annual Life on Lake Erie photo contest. The contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers to showcase their talent for photographing one of Ohio’s most valuable natural resources – Lake Erie.

February 9, 2021
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations for Drinking Water Projects Needing Financial Assistance
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations for drinking water infrastructure improvements that need financial assistance through the state’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

February 3, 2021
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science Accepting Applications for 2021 Environmental Scholarships
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science are accepting applications for the 2021 Environmental Education Fund scholarships. The deadline to submit applications is April 15.

January 29, 2021
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $17.5 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving approximately $17.5 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $6.76 million.

January 29, 2021
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $183 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving approximately $183 million in low-interest 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $32 million.

January 29, 2021
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $19 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio have been awarded 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The lower interest rates will save these communities more than $2.68 million.

January 29, 2021
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $15.1 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving more than $15.1 million in low-interest 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $10 million.

January 29, 2021
Central Ohio Communities Receive $68 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving more than $68 million in low-interest funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The lower interest rates will save these communities more than $9.4 million.

January 22, 2021
Ohio EPA Proposes Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA is holding a virtual hearing revising its water quality certifications that regulate several categories of similar dredge and fill-type activities that can be covered under a single, nationwide permit.

January 13, 2021
Ohio EPA, ODOT Award Diesel Emission Reduction Grants for Public Transit
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded eight grants totaling almost $10 million for replacing 40 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel or alternative fuel technology. Twenty-three of the buses will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), nine by propane, and eight by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lake White Dam Improvements Project
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting on Jan. 21, 2021, to discuss an application for a water quality certification for a proposed project at Lake White Dam.

December 29, 2020
Ohio EPA Completes Testing Drinking Water Under Ohio PFAS Action Plan
Today, Ohio EPA announced that it has received the final testing results for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water from Ohio’s public water systems, bringing to a close the Agency’s statewide sampling initiative of almost 1,550 public water systems under Ohio’s PFAS Action Plan.

December 22, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces First-Year H2Ohio Accomplishments to Improve Water Quality in Ohio
This week, Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson outlined the progress the Agency has made in the first year of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, which has a goal to provide safe and clean water for Ohioans while ensuring the long-term health of our lakes and waterways.

December 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for American Transmission Systems Application
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to discuss an application for a water quality certification for American Transmission Systems in Portage County.

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