January 13, 2016 Batavia Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Batavia Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.
January 11, 2016 Collins Career Technical Center Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Collins Career Technical Center are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.
September 4, 2015 Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.
September 1, 2015 Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.
July 30, 2015 Ohio EPA Approves Second of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Receives Green Light for Structure Removals
Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site.
July 7, 2015 Ohio EPA Approves First of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Gets Green Light for Disposal Cell
The Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant is a step closer to conducting final remedy and cleanup thanks to the first of two Records of Decision (ROD) submitted by the U.S. Department of Energy being approved by Ohio EPA.
June 11, 2015 Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.
April 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Offers Free Workshop About Brownfield Redevelopment
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop on May 8 in Marietta to inform small and rural communities about state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields or blighted properties. The training is ideal for economic development officials, planning commission members, municipal officials, real estate professionals, township and zoning commission members, developers, city council members and township trustees.
April 16, 2015 Learn How to Write a Great Environmental Education Grant Proposal; Ohio EPA, Gallia SWCD Team Up to Offer Free Workshop June 1
Across Ohio, great environmental education happens every day. Sometimes,businesses, governments and teachers need help funding their great ideas. Learn how to identify whether your program is a good match for an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant and how to
write a winning grant proposal at a free training sponsored by Gallia Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio EPA.
April 9, 2015 Grants Help Recycling Partnerships, Support Ohio’s Glass Manufacturers
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $459,298 in grants to help direct waste glass that would end up in landfills to Ohio’s manufacturers in the form of cullet – clean bits of ground jars, bottles and windows. Ohio manufacturers need recycled glass to produce new glass products,
including glass bottles and fiberglass. About 90 percent of glass containers used in Ohio ends up in landfills. Using recycled glass costs less than using raw materials by reducing energy demands.
April 8, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to Water Quality Impacts Related to Lake White Dam Improvements
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to accept comments related to water quality impacts associated with rebuilding the Lake White dam and State Route 104 in Pike County outside Waverly. The meeting will take place at the Waverly Public Library located at 207 N. Market St.
April 2, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $1,850 Environmental Education Grant To Belmont County Organization
Water quality in Captina watershed streams should improve after local officials learn and implement stream bank stabilization techniques. The techniques will be taught by the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District as part of its Captina Creek Watershed Stream Bank Stabilization and Riparian Enhancement Educational Initiative, sponsored, in part, by an $1,850 Ohio EPA environmental education grant.
March 26, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to the Preferred Plan for the Jackson County Landfill
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing concerning contamination and a remediation plan for the former Jackson County Landfill, located at 1841 Smith Bridge Road, Jackson. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on April 9, 2015, at the Jackson City Council Chambers, 199 Portsmouth St., Jackson.
December 23, 2014 Ohio EPA Clean Diesel School Bus Grants Help Improve the Air for School Children
Ohio EPA grants to eight school districts will help reduce air pollution after they install pollution control equipment on 58 diesel school buses and anti-idling equipment on 53 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.
December 1, 2014 Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Related to Byesville Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2014, regarding draft permits to install and discharge from a proposed new wastewater treatment system at Island Aseptics, located at 100 Hope Ave., Byesville. The hearing will take place in the Byesville Village Hall, 221 E. Main St.