August 25, 2017
Ohio EPA Holding Sept. 6 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Emergency Response Commission Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, regarding rule changes related to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

August 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.

July 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Proposes General Permit for Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water and wastewater discharges from bulk fuel storage facilities in Ohio.

July 20, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.

July 17, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through 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. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.

July 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final version of the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Increase Awareness of Seasonal Wetlands
Ohio’s vernal pool wetlands will be the focus of an expanded public awareness campaign thanks to a $25,200 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Wetlands Association (OWA) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Ohio Clean Marina Program
Ohio marina owners and operators will learn how to improve dockside water and air quality thanks to a $14,628 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

May 23, 2017
Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA is announcing the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six students were selected during State Science Day at The Ohio State University on May 13.

May 17, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces Recipients of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Acting Director Lance Himes today announced nearly $1 million in funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state for mosquito control grants. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

May 16, 2017
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Friday, June 16, 2017, to accept public comments on the draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

April 20, 2017
By Using Resources More Effectively, Small Businesses Profit
COLUMBUS – With Earth Day coming up on April 22, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are highlighting resources and tips to help small businesses earn and save some green by going green.

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.

March 24, 2017
April 6 Hearing Set for Revised Rules for Closing Facilities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input until April 6, 2017, about proposed changes to rules governing facilities that temporarily or permanently stop regulated operations.

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