May 5, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

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
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $44.7 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving more than $44 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 Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $9 million.

April 12, 2021
H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Selects Technologies
As part of Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, Ohio EPA announced today that it has identified ten emerging technologies that could play an important role in the reduction of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. The technologies will be further evaluated through the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) which was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.

April 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Railroad Replacement over Conneaut Creek
Ohio EPA is considering an application for a water quality certification for a project to replace the existing railroad bridge over Conneaut Creek, west of Woodworth Road in Conneaut.

March 23, 2021
Mentor Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the Mentor City Shopping Center, 7837-7891 Mentor Ave., received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

March 22, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

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.

March 4, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA Request Public Comments about Cuyahoga River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) are accepting public comments on the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

February 25, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 10 a.m.

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.

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 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.

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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