October 1, 2021
BDM Warren Steel Holdings LLC Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
BDM Warren Steel Holdings LLC has completed remediation at the former RG Steel LLC property, 999 Pine Avenue SE, Warren, and the property has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

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 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 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.

August 24, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Kent State University – Ashtabula Campus, Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road W, Ashtabula, OH.

August 19, 2021
Public Hearing to Discuss the Central Waste Landfill Corrective Measures Plan
Ohio EPA will hold an in-person public meeting with a virtual option to discuss a potential corrective measures plan addressing impacts to ground water at the Central Waste Inc. Landfill, located at 12003 Oyster Road, Smith Township.

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.

August 3, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification that, if approved, would allow the Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant to construct a new sanitary sewer effluent pipeline.

July 28, 2021
Ohio EPA Grants $2.2 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention in Northeast Ohio
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $2.2 million this year in grants to 29 local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout northeast 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 more than $3.1 million specifically for community and litter prevention grants.

June 15, 2021
Ohio EPA Offering Grants to Replace Diesel-Powered Off-Road Equipment with Electric-Powered Equipment
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for 2021 Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund grants through Aug. 13, 2021. Grants are available for off-road equipment operating in 26 priority counties.

June 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Documents for Developing Maumee Watershed Nutrient Plan
Ohio EPA’s second public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. The module includes details on the first two steps of this TMDL development.

May 28, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate here.

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