February 8, 2017 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.
February 8, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.
February 2, 2017 Ashville Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater Treatment Improvements
Ashville will improve water quality in Walnut Creek when the village constructs the sewer portion of its new wastewater treatment plant with help from a $1.064 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Together, the new sewers and treatment plant will help prevent the release of untreated wastewater into Walnut Creek. Past releases of untreated sewage have led to the stream being designated nonattainment for recreational uses.
February 1, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.
January 31, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will improve water quality in Alum Creek when the city completes improvements to the Alum Creek Storm Tank (ACST) facility. The work is being financed primarily through a $1.842 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Columbus will provide the remaining $246,000.
January 30, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will conduct electrical and mechanical upgrades to extend the life of the Rickenbacker Area Sanitary Pump Station using a $510,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The proposed rehabilitation will not only help ensure continued, effective pump station operations but also improve reliability, making it easier to maintain and troubleshoot the system.
January 26, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will use a $2.7 million Ohio EPA low-interest loan to help fund the rehabilitation of several structures, buildings and process items at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.
January 10, 2017 New Boston to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Ohio River water quality downstream from New Boston will continue to improve as the village enters the next phase of building new storm sewers to ensure rain water and snow melt do not infiltrate into existing, aged sanitary sewers.
January 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss EMC Ashtabula Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the EMC Ashtabula permit will be the subject of a Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.
January 5, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Wastewater Discharge Permits and Water Quality Certification for Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA has issued as final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) associated with a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
December 22, 2016 Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.
December 22, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.
December 14, 2016 Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.
December 14, 2016 Columbus Green Building Forum Receives Ohio EPA Grant
High School and adult education students will have an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of green building and environmental technology with help from a $46,332 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to the Columbus Green Building Forum.
December 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on two different draft wastewater discharge permits related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.