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 6, 2017
Franklin County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
GLP Capital L.P. and Central Ohio Gaming Ventures have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the companies investigated and remediated a former Delphi property.

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.

January 4, 2017
Knox County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Pechiney Plastics Packaging and the city of Mount Vernon have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating a former American National Can (previously known as Ludlow Packaging and Continental Can) property.

December 30, 2016
Ohio EPA Finalizes 2017 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

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 Holding Public Hearing about Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on proposed rule changes regarding the management of hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage and disposal, including rules for management of universal waste and used oil.

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 21, 2016
Ohio EPA to Take Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Sulfur Dioxide Rules
Ohio EPA is holding a hearing concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s sulfur dioxide rules as part of the Agency five-year rule review. The rules under review set limits, testing and record-keeping requirements for sulfur dioxide emissions from sources in the state.

December 19, 2016
Mahoning County Organization Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
Approximately 800 junior high students will reduce their cafeteria waste by as much as 35 percent with help from a $16,053 Ohio EPA Education grant to Boardman Glenwood Junior High School. Students will sort their food waste following lunch – placing compostable waste in an EarthTub composting system.

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.

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 13, 2016
Akron to Improve Sewer System with Two Project Loans from Ohio EPA; Will Save Akron an Estimated $20 Million
Ohio EPA has approved two loans for the city of Akron, an almost $7.4 million loan, and a $47.5 million loan, to assist in constructing the Old Main sewer separation and upgrade the water treatment process to help bring the city into compliance while improving the water quality of the Little Cuyahoga and Cuyahoga Rivers.

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