September 29, 2021
Ohio EPA Launches GIS Mapping Tool for Property Revitalization/Voluntary Action Program
Ohio EPA is announcing the launch of an online GIS mapping tool the public can use to track and research properties that have completed investigation/remediation work under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). The sites detailed on this application have been granted a Covenant Not to Sue (CNS) by the Agency, which protects the property owner or operator and future owners from legal responsibility to the State of Ohio for further environmental investigation and remediation relating to known releases.

September 22, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss Water Quality Certification for Nationwide Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting with in-person and virtual options on Oct. 6, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed re-issuance of 41 nationwide permits and the state’s certification of those activities.

August 26, 2021
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Construction & Demolition Debris Processing Rules
Proposed new rules that would address regulations for construction and demolition debris processing will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

June 30, 2021
Ohio EPA’s 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan Available
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) program management plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

June 25, 2021
Twenty-Seven Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA congratulate the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-seven seventh thru 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

June 16, 2021
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing June 29 about General Permit for Bridge Maintenance
Ohio EPA will accept public comments at a virtual public hearing about renewing a general permit allowing wastewater discharges from specific bridge maintenance activities. The discharges are associated with cleaning of bridge joints, scuppers and drainage troughs, and bridge seats.

June 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants through July 15, 2021. The summer grant cycle includes both mini grants (from $500 to $5,000) and general grants (up to $50,000).

May 27, 2021
Ohio Releases Updated Response Strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms In Recreational Waters
As the summer recreation season approaches, Ohio is simplifying the health advisories related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and setting more protective threshold levels that trigger the posting of public health advisories at recreational waterbodies. The updated HABs Strategy for Recreational Waters is available online.

May 17, 2021
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2022 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the Draft 2022 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 10, 2021
Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by five regional planning agencies. The plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution in a defined geographic area. The plans address a variety of water quality issues ranging from sewage treatment to urban and agricultural runoff.

April 22, 2021
Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Department of Transportation Unveil Statewide Litter Campaign
The Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have unveiled a statewide litter campaign to prioritize and promote the conversation around litter in Ohio.

April 12, 2021
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about State Emergency Response Commission Rules
Ohio EPA is hosting a virtual public hearing about updating the rules for the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) on Friday, April 23, 2021. SERC oversees the implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know program in Ohio.

March 15, 2021
Ohio EPA to Hold Virtual Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Agenda
Ohio EPA will host a virtual public hearing on Monday, March 29, 2021, on the proposed funding agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2021 through June 2022.

February 9, 2021
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations for Drinking Water Projects Needing Financial Assistance
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations for drinking water infrastructure improvements that need financial assistance through the state’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

February 3, 2021
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science Accepting Applications for 2021 Environmental Scholarships
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science are accepting applications for the 2021 Environmental Education Fund scholarships. The deadline to submit applications is April 15.

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