April 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to accept public comments about draft permits allowing Lima Refining Co. to drill three new Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the refinery property in Lima.
April 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Obtains Federal Approval to Remove Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA has received approval from U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.
April 6, 2017 Barberton Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Install Sanitary Sewers and a Pump System
Barberton will improve water quality in the Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed by constructing new sewers and a pump station in the Nash Heights subdivision, city of Norton. Part of the $8.4 million project will include a $4.6 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
April 6, 2017 Geneva to Improve Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Geneva has received a low-interest loan of nearly $606,000 from Ohio EPA to repair deteriorating water lines that have a history of breaks and water loss in the distribution system.
April 5, 2017 Licking County Health Department Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 1,100 people would see a pollinator garden and its associated educational material annually with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Licking County Health Department. The five-acre garden and its associated signage will be at the health department’s 20-acre campus.
April 5, 2017 Hancock Historical Museum Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Up to 20,000 people annually will have an opportunity to learn historic perspectives about agriculture and the environment with help from a $3,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Hancock Historical Museum. Visitors will view exhibits about the area’s agricultural heritage and discuss farming and land stewardship.
April 5, 2017 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Route 64 Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the State Route 64 bridge over the Maumee River at the Lucas-Wood county line. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Waterville City Council Chambers, 25 N. Second St.
April 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces New Online Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online platform allowing these organizations to connect and find solutions to material reuse and recycling needs.
April 3, 2017 2017 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Highlights Improvements in Ottawa River
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park to announce the state’s new guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
April 3, 2017 Ohio Gives $1 Million to Sandusky for Nutrient Reduction in Sandusky Bay
The State of Ohio is giving $1 million grant from the Ohio Healthy Lake Initiative to the city of Sandusky for nutrient reduction pilot projects in the Sandusky Bay.
March 31, 2017 Miami Valley Bicyclists Will Benefit from Ohio EPA Education Grant
Up to 6,000 bicyclists will have an opportunity to reduce tailpipe emissions by attending one or more of 24 Miami Valley events and leaving their cars at home with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Bike Miami Valley. Cyclists will be able to keep their rides safe at the events using attended, secure spaces.
March 31, 2017 Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 2,600 students will learn about water use with help from a $2,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District. The money will be used to provide three-dimensional Enviroscape table-top models and supplies.
March 30, 2017 Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 61,000 Washington County residents annually will have an opportunity to learn about precipitation and groundwater at 10 events with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. Viewers will learn how rain water and snow melt affects ground water.
March 30, 2017 Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 10,000 Delaware-area residents will have an opportunity to learn about watersheds with help from a $4,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District. The grant will fund a state-of-the-art topographic 3-D map design station to help teach students about topographic maps and landforms.
March 29, 2017 Clermont County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan to Clermont County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.