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
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.

November 30, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate here.

November 25, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Requests Public Comments about Black River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA are accepting comments for the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment of degradation of aesthetics within the Black River Area of Concern.

November 19, 2020
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $7 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving nearly $7 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 July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $1.58 million.

September 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting About Campbell’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA is considering a request to add a new wastewater discharge location for the Campbell Soup plant in Napoleon and incorporate the outfall and discharge limits into a wastewater discharge permit renewal for the facility.

September 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Stream Quality Designation Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes beneficial use designation rules for the Maumee River, Sandusky River, Huron River, and Portage River watersheds. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

September 9, 2020
Photos Chosen as Judges’ Favorites in 2020 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Out of 177 photographs submitted by amateur photographers, 11 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. 9 virtual meeting. This year’s photos feature the variety of places and life that reflect Ohio’s Lake Erie. The winning photos can be found at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

September 9, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Approves H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Advisory Council
To guide the State in addressing harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie, today the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) announced the creation of the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) Advisory Council. The TAP Advisory Council will evaluate and validate technology proposals and facilitate demonstration projects to determine their effectiveness at addressing HABs. OLEC has also selected Tetra Tech as a third-party technology vendor to assist the TAP Advisory Council in evaluating the most promising technologies.

September 1, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate through the webinar application.

August 10, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Requests Public Comments about Ashtabula River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA are accepting comments for the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment that restricts navigational dredging activities within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.

August 7, 2020
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $82 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $82 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 June 30, 2020.

July 21, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces H2Ohio Funding to Replace Failing Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Today, Ohio EPA announced that several communities will receive financial assistance as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS). Health departments in Erie, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties will each receive $250,000 in H2Ohio funding to replace failing household sewage treatment systems.

July 7, 2020
Virtual Meeting Set about Water Quality Impacts from Ohio Turnpike Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at an online public hearing for a water quality certification application related to a proposed toll booth construction project on the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County.

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