January 8, 2019
State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders

December 21, 2018
Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts from U.S. 20A Construction
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed construction project on U.S. 20A in western Lucas County. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in the Swanton Village Meeting Room, 219 Chestnut St.

December 20, 2018
Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Envirosafe Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.

December 4, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.

October 22, 2018
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $9.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Northwest Ohio received $9.2 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, 2018.

October 9, 2018
Two Ohio Universities to Receive Grants to Study Dredged Material Ag Uses
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.

September 25, 2018
Six Organizations Receive Ohio EPA Education Grants
Six Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, storm water management and environmental careers. Six mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,009.

September 20, 2018
Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts from New Napoleon Bridge Construction
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed new bridge over the Maumee River to connect State Route 110 to State Route 424 and Industrial Drive in Napoleon. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Henry County Commissioners Chambers, 1853 Oakwood Ave., Napoleon.

September 11, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting at Camp Perry in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Camp Perry, Building 600, 1000 Lawrence Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

August 23, 2018
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on Refinery’s Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, to accept public comments about draft permits which, if approved, would allow Lima Refining Co. to begin using three new Class 1 non-hazardous wastewater injection wells on the refinery property in Lima.

August 14, 2018
Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Liberty Center Wastewater Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Liberty Center wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the topic of an Aug. 28, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Liberty Center Municipal Building, 110 East St.

August 7, 2018
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $87 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving nearly $87 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 April 1 and June 30, 2018.

July 24, 2018
Last Chance to Enter This Year’s Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest!
Bowling Green, OH – The deadline for the 26th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

July 18, 2018
NEORSD Building Sewage Storage Tunnel, Sponsoring Four Conservation Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Northeast Ohio Region al Sewer District (NEORSD) is continuing to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) with construction of the Westerly Storage Tunnel. The district has received low-interest financing from Ohio EPA for the project.

July 17, 2018
Defiance Installing New Storm Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
Defiance is installing new storm sewers to eliminate storm water in the city’s wastewater collection system and reduce combined sewer overflows. Two projects are financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.

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