August 21, 2019 EPA, Ohio: Columbus is Nation’s First Non-Attainment Area to Meet Ozone Air Quality Standard
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health.
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).
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
March 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Meeting about Fulton County Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on the State’s plan to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that an area in Fulton County meets the 2008 federal air quality standard for lead.
December 14, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Sulfur Dioxide Area Designations Hearing
Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 concerning areas in Ohio that the Agency will be recommending U.S. EPA designate as attaining the revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard.
May 13, 2016 Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.
February 19, 2016 Ohio EPA Meeting about Cincinnati Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on its plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that the Cincinnati area meets the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.
April 2, 2015 Ohio EPA Meeting about Pierce Township Air Quality Rating
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Pierce Township (Clermont County) meets the federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2).
September 16, 2013 Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Logan County; Public Hearing to be Held Sept. 25
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in parts of Lake Township, Logan County, meets the 2008 federal lead standard.