July 18, 2018 NEORSD Building Sewage Storage Tunnel, Sponsoring Four Conservation Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Northeast Ohio Region al Sewer District (NEORSD) is continuing to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) with construction of the Westerly Storage Tunnel. The district has received low-interest financing from Ohio EPA for the project.
July 9, 2018 Youngstown Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The city of Youngstown has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the city investigated and remediated the former Joseph Demsey Steel Company in Youngstown.
June 28, 2018 Gorge Dam Project Agreement Signed for Remedial Design of the Gorge Dam Contaminated Sediments Project
The Ohio EPA Director and the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager have signed a cooperative project agreement to create a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration for the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Legacy Act with additional project match funds provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The City of Akron is the local sponsor for the state matching funds.
June 19, 2018 Fifteen Northeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.
June 5, 2018 Northern Ohio Organizations Receive Ohio EPA Education Grants
Three northern Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for diverse projects focused on storm water control, butterfly habitat and the benefits of electric automobiles. Eight mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,433.
May 30, 2018 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Support Summit County Organization
Summit County high school students will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, including careers in environmental fields and the National Park Service with assistance from a $44,972 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant.
May 25, 2018 Stark County City Developing Drinking Water Plan with Ohio EPA Assistance
Louisville is developing an asset management plan for the city’s municipal water system with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
May 18, 2018 Marietta Upgrading Wastewater Plant, Sponsoring Wetland Restoration Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Marietta has received financing from Ohio EPA for the next phase of the city’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade plan. The city also is sponsoring a project to restore high quality wetlands in northeast Ohio.
May 9, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Pipeline Construction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to accept comments about water quality impacts related to constructing an ethane supply pipeline in Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at Harrison Central Junior/Senior High School, 440 E. Market St., Cadiz.
May 8, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Carrollton Natural Gas Compressor Station
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a May 22, 2018, public meeting on a draft air pollution control permit for the installation of an additional engine and dehydration unit at an existing natural gas compressor station in Carrollton.
April 12, 2018 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Spring Meeting at the Ohio EPA Northwest Office in Bowling Green
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio EPA Northwest District Office at 347 N. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402.
April 11, 2018 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, about a proposed renewal of the wastewater discharge permit for the NRG Power Midwest power plant.
April 3, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wayne County Biosolids Lagoon
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a permit-to-install application for a biosolids storage facility in Wayne County’s Canaan Township.
March 20, 2018 Brecksville Dam Removal Receives Final Environmental Approval
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service have announced a final environmental assessment and finding of No Significant Impact for the Cuyahoga River Brecksville Dam removal project. This announcement is a final environmental signoff for a project that will restore a free-flowing Cuyahoga River between Brecksville and Cleveland.
February 27, 2018 ARCO Site Cleanup Complete
The pile of more than 300,000 cubic yards of illegally disposed construction and demolition debris waste at the ARCO Recycling site has been removed following an eight-month cleanup. The more than $8.8 million cleanup was paid for by Ohio EPA and done in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the city of East Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office.