March 19, 2019
Public Meeting to Discuss Rumpke Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on April 2, 2019, to discuss a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s footprint to 939 acres. The information session will be at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Cincinnati.

March 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for TJX
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies, Inc., for the Home Goods Distribution Center project, a 1.2 million square foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Rd., Lordstown.

March 18, 2019
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Restrictions on Fish Consumption” Impairment Designation
Confirming research showing continued improvements to local water quality, U.S. EPA has agreed with Ohio EPA’s recommendation that restrictions on fish consumption in the Cuyahoga River (from Gorge Dam to Lake Erie) can be eased. Any remaining advisories for that segment of stream are now consistent with the state’s general recommendations (updated yearly).

February 21, 2019
Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Well Site
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 12, 2019, to discuss the proposed siting of a drinking water well by Artesian of Pioneer near the village of Fayette. The information session will be at Fayette Local School, 400 E. Gamble Road.

February 13, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit modification and a permit-to-install that would allow Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant to upgrade wastewater collection and treatment.

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.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Warren County Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, about the receipt of a wastewater discharge permit renewal application for the Richard Renneker drinking water treatment plant. The permit renewal application includes a new discharge from a proposed water treatment softening system.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Geauga Park District Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification that if approved, would allow the Geauga Park District to restore and enhance existing wetlands, streams and riparian areas within Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park.

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

January 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Offering Nearly $3 Million Total in Grants for Nonpoint Source Reduction
Ohio EPA is requesting proposals for implementation projects to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, such as nutrients, sediment and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Nearly $3 million in grants is expected to be available.

December 27, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues Modified Water Permit to Belmont County Ethane Cracker Plant
Today, Ohio EPA issued modifications to the wastewater discharge permit related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.

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