April 2, 2019
Public Comment Period Extended for Vickery Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public additional opportunity to comment on draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County. Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15, 2019.

March 19, 2019
Ohio EPA to Hold Second Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a second public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate (originally submitted August 31, 2018) for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton. If approved, the permits would allow the facility to convert two existing Class II wells to Class I status.

March 14, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to accept public comments about draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County.

January 31, 2019
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $51 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio received more than $51 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, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Central Ohio Communities Receive $23 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $23 million in low-interest 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, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $98.8 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving $98.8 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 30, 2019
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $12.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $12.2 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 Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

October 24, 2018
Public Comment Period Extended for Buckeye Brine Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public an additional 30 days to comment on two draft permits-to-operate for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton.

October 4, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton.

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 17, 2018
Ohio EPA Grant to Assist Winona Residents with Drinking Water Wells; Community Water System Slated for Decommission
Ohio EPA is giving a $220,000 grant to the Columbiana County Health District to assist homeowners in Winona with the installation of private wells. The community’s water system, which has had ongoing, expensive maintenance issues, will permanently cease operations later this year.

June 25, 2018
Former Lancaster Lab Analyst Convicted, Sentenced for Falsifying Drinking Water Data
Ryan Guisinger, a former Lancaster City drinking water plant employee, was sentenced last week in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court for a felony conviction of falsifying data. Guisinger’s crimes date back to 2015 and 2016 when the lab analyst was caught entering false data rather than processing and recording actual treatment analysis.

May 25, 2018
Stark County City Developing Drinking Water Plan with Ohio EPA Assistance
Louisville is developing an asset management plan for the city’s municipal water system with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

May 18, 2018
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to accept public comments on the draft 2019 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.

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