August 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Selects 2021 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Nine environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.

July 28, 2021
Ohio EPA Grants $1.2 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention in Central Ohio
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $1.2 million this year in grants to 18 local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout central Ohio to implement recycling, litter prevention, market development, and scrap tire recycling programs. Statewide, the Agency is issuing more than $6 million in grant funding to 103 recipients, with $269,766 specifically for community and litter prevention programs.

May 4, 2021
Columbus Property Receives Amended Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the Gowdy North Property, 1045 and 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, have received what’s known as an amended covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

May 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Carvel Manor Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021, to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge renewal permit for the Carvel Manor wastewater treatment plant in Pickaway County.

April 30, 2021
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Twelve Organizations throughout Ohio
Twelve Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration and environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $225,215.

April 29, 2021
Central Ohio Communities Receive $286 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving more than $286 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 Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The lower interest rates will save these communities more than $39 million.

April 23, 2021
Seven Ohio Communities Earn Ohio EPA’s First Encouraging Environmental Excellence for Communities Award
Seven Ohio communities have received the first community environmental stewardship awards from Ohio EPA.

March 30, 2021
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Emerald BioEnergy
Ohio EPA has issued a permit renewal to Emerald BioEnergy in Westfield Township to update requirements for biosolids storage and land application.

March 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Awards Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA has awarded $3.25 million in grants to support the installation of more than 500 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties. The grants will help improve Ohioans’ access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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.

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 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.

November 23, 2020
Public Hearing to Discuss Emerald BioEnergy Draft Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual hearing for a draft permit renewal to update the permit requirements for Emerald BioEnergy.

November 19, 2020
Central Ohio Communities Receive $16 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving approximately $16 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 July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $2.3 million.

October 9, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss SoMoCo Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on an application from the Morrow County Commissioners (on behalf of the SoMoCo Wastewater Treatment Plant) for a new wastewater discharge permit with a proposed discharge to Alum Creek.

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