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
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $19 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $19 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 April 1 and June 30, 2021. Lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities $3.97 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 26, 2021
Wood County Landfill Proposing Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 to discuss a draft permit for a proposed lateral and vertical expansion of the Wood County Landfill in Bowling Green.

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 18, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Sunny Farm Landfill Air Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit to Sunny Farms Landfill in Seneca County that proposes to require the company to install equipment to control sulfur dioxide emissions from the landfill flare and continue to control hydrogen sulfide emissions from the landfill.

August 2, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Woodville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, regarding an application to renew a wastewater discharge permit for the Area Aggregates/Olen Corp. Woodville Quarry.

July 28, 2021
Ohio EPA Grants $1.5 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention to Northwest Ohio
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $1.5 million this year in grants to 23 local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout northwest 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 21, 2021
Toledo Landfill Expansion Permit Approved
Ohio EPA has approved a permit to expand Toledo’s Hoffman Road Landfill. The expansion will extend the life of the landfill to approximately 83.5 years based on current average daily waste receipts of 611 tons a day.

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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